Spicy Sriracha Lime Chicken Zoodle Soup

Short on time? Try this speedy + spicy sriracha lime chicken zoodle soup! Zucchini noodles have never tasted so good!

Short on time? Try this speedy + spicy sriracha lime chicken zoodle soup! Zucchini noodles have never tasted so good!

Get ready for a smorgasbord of crazy inconsistent food photography, folks!

Now that we’re somewhat settled in Florida, I’ve begun my search for the perfect spot to take photos of my food. So far I’ve tried 3 different rooms and set ups and I’m totally over it. With the chickpea scaling my leg, stealing bites, and taking over the tripod like she’s the pro around here… it’s a race against the clock.

And sometimes, a race for my sanity. 

Luckily my pint-sized intern genuinely enjoys playing foodie with me and takes payment in the form of food and snuggles. I mean hello, is that not the best deal ever!?

Now if only she would stop stealing noodles mid-shoot.

Without further adieu, let’s jump right into the recipe! We can chat after. I’ll even completely skip washing the dishes so I can make time. Because I love you.

And also because I really hate washing dishes. 

Spicy Sriracha Lime Chicken Zoodle Soup - One pot and 15 minutes are all you need to make this delicious dish! 

 

Spicy Sriracha Lime Chicken Zoodle Soup

One pot and 15 minutes are all you need to make this delicious dish! 

As an added bonus, each serving of this healthy + delicious soup clocks in under 300 calories. Jackpot!

Spicy Sriracha Lime Chicken Zoodle Soup - One pot and 15 minutes are all you need to make this delicious dish! 

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Spicy Sriracha Lime Chicken Zoodle Soup

Prep

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Total

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Ingredients

  • 1 large chicken breast, 8-10oz
  • 4 cups broth [chicken or veggie]
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp cumin
  • 1 large zucchini squash
  • 1/2 TBSP fresh lime juice
  • 1-2 tsp fresh chopped cilantro [optional]
  • 1-2 tsp Sriracha, plus extra to taste
  • 2 slices/wedges of lime

Feeling feisty? Try it with crushed tortilla chips on top!

Instructions

  1. Cut your chicken into slices and add to a pot over medium-high heat.
  2. Add broth, garlic powder [or fresh garlic!] and cumin and bring to a boil.
  3. Once boiling, reduce heat and simmer until chicken is cooked thoroughly, about 10 minutes.
  4. While the chicken cooks, use a spiralizer to transform your zucchini into tasty noodles.
  5. Once the chicken is ready, add zucchini noodles and lime juice to the soup and simmer for an additional 3 minutes until desired tenderness is reached. For softer noodles, feel free to cook them a tad longer.
  6. Transfer soup to two large bowls and top each with fresh cilantro and a hearty drizzle of Sriracha chili sauce. Add a little, or a lot! I go nuts with mine, the garlic chili sauce flavor is fantastic with the tender chicken and savory broth. Serve with lime wedges for a burst of citrus flavor.
  7. Dive in while it's hot!

Notes

For a speedier soup, I cut my chicken breast into 2-inch pieces before adding it to the broth. Feel free to skip this step, or even use bone in chicken breast if you'd like, just note that the cooking time of this will be about 20-30 minutes longer.If you're lucky enough to have leftover chicken handy or are partial to using rotisserie chicken to save on time, go for it!

No spiralizer? No problem!

Simply use a julienne slicer or a plain ole veggie peeler and slice zucchini into ribbons.

WHOLE 30

Simply use your favorite cayenne-based hot sauce in place of the Sriracha!

Spicy Sriracha Lime Chicken Zoodle Soup :: this one-pot soup can be made with a spiralizer or a veggie peeler and is ready in 15 minutes!

Can I gush about how amazing this is for a moment? It’s SO GOOD and just earned itself a spot on next week’s meal plan. Probably the week after to. And the one after that…

Zucchini noodles for president!

Seriously though – it made SUCH a great lunch! Quick, easy, and, remember how I was complaining about dishes? Well I was being tres dramatic, because this soup was made entirely in one pot! Good thing too, because there’s still totally dishes sitting in the sink from breakfast.

Whoops!

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  • Jenny Rutledge

    How could you make this vegetarian? I adored your Vegan Ramen Bowls!!! They turned out beautifully! 🙂

    • So stoked you loved the ramen bowls, Jenny – thank you!!

      Hookay so for a vegetarian version of this soup you can go two routes. 1. Make the soup miso based kind of like this: One Pot Spiralized Zucchini Noodle Soup or 2. use this recipe just with veggie broth and extra veggies added in place of the chicken and all the toppings your heart desires. Lately I’m loving cilantro, sliced jalapeño, thinly sliced radish, and bok choy (which you let wilt in the soup – gahhh so good!)

  • Lisa

    I made this. It was amazing! Not only is it quick, easy, and tasty but I feel super fancy like I know how to cook and stuff bc of the great combination of flavors

  • This looks so good! Will be making this for sure.

  • Krystal

    Cooked this tonight and it was delicious! Will definitely cook again.

  • Marisha

    Eating this now in an attempt to find more keto- friendly recipes and its so simple and tasty!! I had all the ingredients in hand including pre cooked chicken thighs and pre shredded zucchini (that I was going to use for boring ol fake spaghetti with tomato sauce). I added thinly sliced jalapenos and it’s delicious!

    • Aw YAY! So glad you’re enjoying it Marisha! <3 Thank you!

  • Courtney Temkin

    Absolutely amazing! Taste just like pho soup! Also easy it really did take 15 mins!

    • Jenn

      I’m super stoked you enjoyed it Courtney! <3 Thank you!

    • Jenn

      I’m super stoked you enjoyed it Courtney! <3 Thank you!

  • Amanda

    I made this tonight, and WOW! Amazing, this is so good. I made mine with rotissere chicken, and added a bit of sweet corn, and unfortunately fresh Italian parsley in lieu of cilantro. I’ve learned that I need tp pay a lot bit closer attention to what I’m grabbing! I topped off my bowl with a sprinkle of sharp cheddar and it just MADE it! Thanks for this one. I’ve been craving *something* all day and this hit the spot like magic.

    • Jenn

      Ahh yayyy!!! I’m so glad it hit the spot Amanda! I have those “ohmygosh I’m craving something but I have no idea what!” days all the time too; I’m beyond honored my soup was the answer! (PS: I’ve totally snagged the wrong herbs before too, I finally gave up and started growing my own!)

  • Charly Campbell

    Just wanted to say I made this soup and the only change I made was to use Frank’s hot sauce in place io the Sriracha. My husband and I had it for lunch last weekend. It is fabulous! This weekend I’m making it for my friend. I’m on the Shape Reclaimed journey and always looking for variety. This was a perfect change! Thanks again.

    • Jenn

      Thanks Charly!!! I’m so happy y’all loved it! I love the addition of Frank’s Red Hot!

  • This soup is awesome! All of my favorites in one bowl!

    • Jenn

      Thanks so much Holly! <3

    • So I have to come back and let you know that I made this and it was outstanding! It makes enough for 2 but I didn’t share… 🙂

      • Jenn

        Ahhh I’m so excited you made it! Full disclosure: I rarely share 😉 Thanks so much Holly!

  • I’d say you found the light. These pictures are beautiful and that bowl is amazing. I need one.

  • Chicken zoodle soup!? How has no one else done this before? You are awesome. My boyfriend will love this with the sriracha.

    • Jenn

      Haha thanks Erin! It’s being done more and more lately and I hope it catches on even more — it’s delicious!

  • OUUU. this looks WAY better than the soup I made last week. I’m on a Whole30 right now and this would be PERFECT for my meal plan next week – as long as I keep out the sriracha (WAHHH I already made that mistake on Day 2 and had to start over… the WORST). Thanks Jenn! Glad you’re getting settled after your moveeee 🙂

    • Jenn

      Can you use any hot sauces for whole30? If not I’d find something approved on the plan that packs punch for the soup. Maybe some jalapenos and fresh roasted/sauteed garlic if allowed <3 Good luck lady! And thanks!

  • We’ve been here since April and I still can’t figure out the lighting. Plus, Texas has all these clouds that we didn’t have in Colorado. Gahhh, I want to move!

    I’m making this next week! It looks amazing!

    • Jenn

      Thanks darlin! Ugh and I KNOW! It took me ages to find the perfect set-up in NC [it wasn’t until year 4 I really found my groove] and now I’m running around pcola like AHHHH WHYYYY NOOOOOO! At least we’re settled! <3

  • Delish! I’m on a big zoodle kick lately. I love pho too but cannot eat it anymore. This will be the perfect substitute for my cravings!

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