GymKitchen: Spicy Chicken Noodle Chowder (with carrot noodles)

Love noodles in your soup? You’re going to love this chicken noodle chowder. Here’s a delicious way to enjoy noodles without the typical waist-expanding carbohydrates. Take a vegetable peeler and create long strips of carrots or zucchini, and use these in your homemade soup as noodles. It’s fun, it’s tasty, and it will get you one step closer to those amazing abs. Servings: 6

Here’s what you need…Spicy Chicken Noodle Chowder with carrot noodles OhFitnessLLC recipe

1 Tablespoon olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 lbs bone-in, skinless chicken thighs
1 butternut squash, seeded peeled and cubed (3-4 cups)
2 cups kale, chopped
1 (8oz) jar green, roasted salsa
4 cups water
5 large carrots, made into flat noodles with a vegetable peeler
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
In a large soup pot, place the olive oil over medium high heat. Add the garlic and chicken thighs and cook, stirring often, for 5 minutes. Add the butternut squash cubes and chopped kale. Continue to cook for 5 minutes.
Add the salsa and water and bring to a low boil.
Wash the carrots, then use a vegetable peeler to create long, flat “noodles”. Add to the pot. Reduce to a simmer and cover for 40 minutes.
Remove the chicken from the pot and pull the chicken meat from the bones. Use an immersion blender to puree 1/3 of the vegetables. Return the meat to the pot and discard the bones. Add most of the cilantro, saving just enough to garnish each bowl. Serve warm. Happy #gymkitchen eating!

Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals: 313 calories, 22g carbohydrate, 14g fat, 29g protein, 4g fiber, and 549mg sodium

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