Chicken and Zucchini Soup Recipe

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Chicken and Zucchini Soup
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  • 1 chicken carcass
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 small carrots
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 cups pasta shells


  1. Take the chicken breast off the roast chicken and put the chicken bones, wings and any other bits in a large microwave dish with the water and thyme. Cover and cook on high for 10 minutes.
  2. While that is cooking, start on the prep of the veg.
  3. Finely chop the onion and fry in the oil. Add a little salt to help season the veg as they are cooking.
  4. Cut the celery into strips lengthways and then chop into small cubes. Add to the onion.
  5. Peel and cube the carrot to about the same size as the celery. Add to the pot.
  6. Add crushed garlic.
  7. By this time the stock should be finished - unless you are particularly fast at veg prep!
  8. Strain the stock over the vegetables.
  9. Add the pasta shells or whatever pasta you happen to have.
  10. Slice the chicken breast and pick off any good bits of chicken from the drained bones. Add to the pot.
  11. Simmer for as long as it takes to cook the pasta – 13 minutes for my pasta shells.
  12. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  13. Add more water if necessary. I needed to add a little more water after about 10 minutes.
  14. Add the zucchini/courgette in the last 5 minutes of cooking. Slice the zucchini lengthways. Cut into triangular pieces. I find cutting the zucchini this way helps keep them in one piece in a soup where they may get overcooked when the soup is reheated.
  15. Enjoy!
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 334.16 Kcal (1399 kJ)
Calories from fat 101.74 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.3g 17%
Cholesterol 54.3mg 18%
Sodium 80.01mg 3%
Potassium 302.44mg 6%
Total Carbs 48.16g 16%
Sugars 3.57g 14%
Dietary Fiber 2.25g 9%
Protein 9.88g 20%
Vitamin C 8mg 13%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 11%
Iron 1.7mg 10%
Calcium 73.1mg 7%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 56.88 Kcal (238 kJ)
Calories from fat 17.32 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.92g 17%
Cholesterol 9.24mg 18%
Sodium 13.62mg 3%
Potassium 51.48mg 6%
Total Carbs 8.2g 16%
Sugars 0.61g 14%
Dietary Fiber 0.38g 9%
Protein 1.68g 20%
Vitamin C 1.4mg 13%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 11%
Iron 0.3mg 10%
Calcium 12.4mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 7.2
  • 9

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • very low sodium,
  • low cholesterol

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