healthy gluten free Sicilian chicken noodle soup.
That perfect bowl of cozy, healing soup is all I want once fall hits :) I know I needed something cozy to share for the 1st of October- one of my favorite months. Basic, I know! But I am so obsessed with all things fall. Especially the warm and cozy food!
This soup is one of those recipes you can sort of just dump in a pot and forget about while it’s cooking! It’s easy, nourishing, satisfying, and so flavorful. I love it so much!
I used a chickpea noodle for mine, but you can use any noodle you like! I recommend a legume based noodle, gluten free brown rice or quinoa based, or a whole grain pasta if you don’t require gluten free.
this soup is also a really affordable meal to make! it uses chicken thighs, which are cheaper than chicken breasts but provide so much flavor (and good protein). It also uses simple veggies like carrots, celery, and potatoes.
A great meal prep staple, or an easy weeknight dinner to throw together after a busy day. The whole fam will love this one!
4 boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 1 lb)
1/2 yellow onion, finely diced
2 celery ribs, chopped
2 medium carrots, chopped
2 medium red potatoes, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
1 (14.5 oz) can no-salt fire roasted diced tomatoes
1/2 tbsp sea salt
2 cups of low sodium vegetable broth
2 cups of water
1/2 cup dry short pasta of choice
1 handful of fresh Italian parsley, roughly chopped
Black pepper, to taste
Heat a large stock pot over medium heat, then stir together the canned tomatoes, potatoes, chicken thighs, onion, garlic, celery, carrots, and bay leaf. Season with 1/2 tbsp sea salt.
Pour in the vegetable broth and water, and give everything a good stir.
Cover the pan partially and bring everything to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to a simmer for 30 minutes.
Remove chicken thighs from the soup and set aside, then stir in the pasta. Simmer until the pasta noodles are tender, about 15 minutes.
While pasta is cooking, shred the chicken with 2 forks. Once the pasta is done, stir in the shredded chicken, parsley, and season with black pepper. Serve.