meal components: protein + veggie
- 7 oz chicken breasts (100g per 3.5 oz) precooked, steamed or baked
- 1/2 cup onion diced
- 1/4 cup carrots shredded - AP
- 1/2 cup celery diced
- 2 cups zucchini spiralized, noodles - AP
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp Italian seasoning
- parsley (optional garnish) Fresh, finely chopped
- Heat a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the onion, carrots, and celery and sauté for 1-2 minutes, until softened. Season with the salt, pepper, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning.
- Add the chicken broth and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 5 minutes.
- While the soup is simmering, dice or shred the pre-cooked chicken breast.
- Stir in the chicken and zucchini noodles and simmer for an additional 2-3 minutes, until the noodles are tender.
- Remove from heat, ladle into a bowl, and garnish with fresh parsley.
What’s the deal with carrots?
I used carrot in very small amounts on my final P2 round. Definitely an AP alternate protocol, not simeons protocol, but I found a lot of these veggies really are fine for most if you are sticking within the low calorie parameters. But you can easily just leave it out if you like too! Rayzel
Delicious! Made this for lunch today! Perfect simple seasonings.
I’m so glad you loved it! Thanks for commenting. 🙂 Did you make it with the carrots by chance?
No carrots…didn’t have any in the fridge.
Love this! I was looking for a comfort food and this was perfect. I did use carrots and served with Miracle Rice. Tastes just like a bowl of chicken and rice soup. Thank you!
Hey Courtney! So glad to hear this came out well for you. You are so very welcome. Anything to make this diet more bearable right!
This soup is great! I did not use the carrots or noodles, and I admit I’m a little nervous about the zucchini, but I trust you completely Rayzel, so I’m sure it will work out fine. My only suggestion would be that I found the soup overwhelmingly peppery, so I’ll reduce the pepper by half next time. I added 1/4 tsp dried thyme, and a small sprinkle of shallot salt, but the seasonings as written are really nice.
Don’t trust me lol!! These are all just options that many use but there’s no guarantee of what will be okay for each person- that’s your decision. :)- Oh thank you for these alterations! I agree I don’t like things too peppery myself either.
I’m about to make this again for the 4th week on a row! This recipe is a winner for me because not only is it tasty… it’s simple to prepare, very filling, and comforting.
So glad you’re enjoying it! And sounds like it’s working fine for your P2 weight loss too if you are still making it weeks later haha!
Yes! No setbacks from any of the AP ingredients in your recipes!
That’s what I meant by saying that I trust you…I totally understand that everyone is different, and that our bodies’ responses can vary widely. But if you’ve included an AP ingredient on your site, that at least lets me know that SOME people have had success with it…like, it’s not totally coming from left field! LOL
This really is good to hear. Is it okay if we post this particular comment on social media? Might help some of the gals who have psyched themselves out about anything beyond the original protocol. No one should feel forced but it’s nice to find out that in general there’s other ingredients that can make life a little more varied on P2!
Hubby and I are doing HCG again. We did this about 8 years ago. IT WAS HELL!!!!! I am so happy to find protocols with additional food choices. I just told my hubby about the recipes I just found on your website and I am excited to try them!
Oh good Kristy! It can really help having some creative flavors and ways to prepare food on this diet. 🙂