As you may have guessed, rainbow chicken soup gets its name from the colorful vegetables found in the recipe. Rainbow chicken soup has carrots, red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, green bell pepper, celery, onions, and zucchini. A single serving of this soup will help you hit your daily recommended intake of vitamin C, vitamin A and vitamin B6. It’s also rich in disease-fighting nutrients and minerals such as beta-Carotene, potassium, folate, vitamin E, and much more.
Take note that this recipe makes use of a spiralizer to cut all the bell peppers, carrots and zucchini into noodles. If you don’t already own one, here’s a very sturdy and affordable spiralizer you can use for fruits and vegetables.
Making vegetable noodles is a great way to trick your mind into thinking that you’re eating regular noodles since regular wheat noodles are not considered paleo.
Great for Weight Loss and Satiety
Not only will the use of vegetable noodles keep this recipe paleo-friendly, but it also helps to keep calories low. Soup itself is very filling since it’s made up mostly of water. Food that is high-volume can keep you feeling full for hours which is an excellent tool for dieting. The addition of the vegetable noodles together with the chicken breast cubes makes for an extremely diet-friendly recipe.
During times of dieting, it’s important to increase protein intake in order to maintain muscle mass. You wouldn’t want to lose whatever hard-earned muscle you have, would you? Fortunately, the entire recipe has roughly 80 grams of protein. Since this recipe has 4 servings, you can share it with someone else and still have plenty of protein for the two of you. You may also want to store the entire batch in the refrigerator and warm it in the microwave for a hot, quick meal.
Rainbow chicken soup should be a staple recipe in all households. It’s very easy to prepare which is ideal for those who live busy lifestyles and simply don’t have the time to cook. You can get a healthy, comforting and diet friendly meal with this simple recipe. Additionally, this nutrient-packed soup will help fight off any illnesses and will maintain good health.
Spiralize Your Noodles to Entice Kids Into Eating More Vegetables
Those with children should also consider this recipe since the vegetables are made into noodles. It may definitely increase your child’s consumption of vegetables and will help nourish their growth and development. This soup is an excellent appetizer for parties, get-togethers with family, and a meal you can store in the refrigerator in case you don’t feel like cooking. Make sure you give this recipe a try. We’re sure you’re going to love it.
PS. Now that you have your serving of vegetables with this rainbow chicken soup, it’s time to have a healthy serving of fruits. Make sure to try out one of these fruit salad recipes to compliment this dish.
More Paleo Chicken Soup Recipes:
Quick Paleo Chicken Noodle Soup with Zucchini Noodles
Chicken Minestrone Soup with Zucchini Noodles
Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup
Homemade Chicken No-Noodle Soup
43 Healthy and Hearty Paleo Soups for an Easy Meal
- 2 large carrots
- ½ red bell pepper
- ½ yellow bell pepper
- ½ green bell pepper
- 1 large zucchini
- 1 cup chopped celery
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 1 pound skinless boneless chicken breast, cut into ½ inch cubes
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 cup water
- 3 cup homemade or store bought chicken stock
- 2 tbsp chopped parsley
- salt, black pepper to taste
- Using a spiralizer, cut the carrots, bell peppers and zucchini into noodles.
- If the noodles are too long, take a kitchen scissor and cut the noodles into smaller pieces. Set aside.
- Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat.
- Add the onion and cook for 5 minutes.
- Add the celery and cook for 5 minutes.
- Add the chicken, season with salt and black pepper and cook until no longer pink. If necessary, you may add a little water while the chicken is cooking to prevent sticking.
- Add the chicken stock and 2 cups of water, cover with a lid and cook over medium heat for 25-30 minutes.
- Add the carrot noodles and cook for 2 minutes.
- Add the peppers and zucchini noodles and cook one minute.
- Add the parsley, season to taste with salt and black pepper and serve.