Lower Carb Chicken Noodle Soup

Have I mentioned that my sisters and I are big fans of old fashioned comfort food?  Especially during the winter, I’m capable of carb loading like your average pre-hibernation bear.  Bread, noodles, and baked goods take the place of all other food groups. I have lovingly joked that I am blessed with a large, loud, and loving family….but not blessed with the genetics of a fast metabolism.  I also have two teenage boys to feed who have inherited their mother’s love of carbs. So, in the interest of health for all of us, I always look for ways to cut even the smallest amount of fat or carbs from our diet without sacrificing flavor.  Bless the hearts of those of you can be successful on seriously low or no carb diets. You have the will power of Super Woman (or man) in my opinion, but the reason I love Weight Watchers – now known as “WW” with the tag line of Wellness Works, because it really does work – and I can still eat the carbs!!

This recipe is born from one of my taste tests of a pasta product called Carba-Nada Egg Fettuccine from the Al Dente Pasta Company.  One cup of regular cooked egg noodles is 6 WW Freestyle Points. These Carba-Nada Fettuccine Noodles are only 4 WW Freestyle Points for one and a half cups!  More for less is always great in my book, and nobody in my family had any clue that they were a little bit healthier, and a little lower carb, than regular egg noodles.  

You can find the egg noodles using this link.  I highly recommend them! 

Ingredients:
  • 2 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1T. reduced calorie margarine
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 c. finely chopped white or yellow onion
  • 3/4 c. finely chopped celery
  • 1/2 c. chopped baby carrots
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 5 cups fat free chicken broth
  • 1 10 oz. can Campbell’s 98% Fat Free Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 10 oz. fat free milk (one soup can)
  • 2 c. chopped or shredded chicken breast (I use shredded rotisserie chicken breast)
  • ~1 10 oz. package Carba Nada Egg Fettuccini

Instructions:  

  1. Gently heat the olive oil and margarine in a large stock pot.
  2. Once heated, place your celery, onions, and carrots into the stock pot.
  3. Cook over medium heat until vegetables begin to soften slightly.
  4. Add salt, pepper, the bay leaf, chicken broth, cream of chicken soup, and milk.
  5. Stir gently to combine and bring to a low simmer.
  6. Add chicken breast and the entire package of egg noodles.
  7. Simmer slowly until the noodles are cooked to an al dente texture. Probably no more than 6 or 7 minutes, but check them frequently.
  8. Remove the bay leaf and discard it before serving.

WW Freestyle Info.:  This recipe makes approximately 9 one cup servings. Each serving is 3 points using the Carba-Nada pasta. Using regular egg noodles, each serving is 5 points.

Lower Carb Chicken Noodle Soup

Main Dish, pasta, soup, Weight Watchers

Lower Carb Chicken Noodle Soup

Ingredients

    Ingredients
  • ~2 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • ~1T. reduced calorie margarine
  • ~1 tsp. salt
  • ~1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • ~1/2 c. finely chopped white or yellow onion
  • ~3/4 c. finely chopped celery
  • ~1/2 c. chopped baby carrots
  • ~1 bay leaf
  • ~5 cups fat free chicken broth
  • ~1 10 oz. can Campbell's 98% Fat Free Cream of Chicken Soup
  • ~10 oz. fat free milk (one soup can)
  • ~2 c. chopped or shredded chicken breast (I use shredded rotisserie chicken breast)
  • ~1 10 oz. package Carba Nada Egg Fettuccini

Instructions

  1. Gently heat the olive oil and margarine in a large stock pot.
  2. Once heated, place your celery, onions, and carrots into the stock pot.
  3. Cook over medium heat until vegetables begin to soften slightly.
  4. Add salt, pepper, the bay leaf, chicken broth, cream of chicken soup, and milk.
  5. Stir gently to combine and bring to a low simmer.
  6. Add chicken breast and the entire package of egg noodles.
  7. Simmer slowly until the noodles are cooked to an al dente texture. Probably no more than 6 or 7 minutes, but check them frequently.
  8. Remove the bay leaf and discard it before serving.

Notes

This recipe makes approximately 9 one cup servings. Each serving is 3 WW Freestyle Points using the Carba-Nada pasta. Using regular egg noodles, each serving is 5 WW Freestyle Points.

https://foursistersdish.com/2019/02/25/lower-carb-chicken-noodle-soup/

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Mom’s Best Weekday Chicken

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The slow cooker is my best friend during the week. With all that goes on — work, helping with homework, shuffling kids to various activities, etc. (you know, the list goes on and on) – there is nothing better than coming home to a meal that is pretty much ready to go!  This recipe is rich with a ton of flavor.   Served over egg noodles, it’s a great, quick-to-assemble weeknight dinner.   See notes for Weight Watchers alternative ingredients. ~Kathy

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 lb. boneless, skinless chicken thighs or breasts (use breasts, if following Weight Watchers)
  • 2 (10 ¾ oz. each) cans Campbell’s Healthy Request cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 (10 ¾ oz.) can Campbell’s Healthy Request cream of chicken soup
  • 1 c. sour cream or plain nonfat Greek Yogurt (use Greek yogurt, if following Weight Watchers)
  • 1 T. paprika, plus more for garnish
  • ½ tsp. onion powder
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. chicken base, mixed in 1/3 c. hot water**
  • ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper
  • 1 lb. package wide egg noodles – not included in SmartPoints calculation below

Instructions:

Trim chicken of any visible fat. Place in a slow cooker that’s been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray (or lined with a crockpot liner).  In a large bowl, combine remaining ingredients and mix well.  Pour over chicken.  Cook on low about 8 hours, until chicken is fork tender. Remove chicken with a slotted spoon to a cutting board or plate and cut into bite sized pieces.  Return to sauce mixture.

Cook egg noodles according to package directions. Serve chicken mixture over noodles.  Garnish with extra paprika, if desired.

**Chicken base is found in the isle next to chicken bouillon (which I recommend using for this recipe).  It is generally not as salty as cubed bouillon. I prefer Better than Bouillon brand. If not available, substitute one chicken bouillon cube and omit salt. This may alter the flavor slightly.

Weight Watchers info:

This recipe makes 7 servings, 10 ounces (weight) each.  On the Freestyle plan, each serving is only 2 Smartpoints!  This calculations is for the chicken/soup mixture only, so don’t forget to add the points for your serving of noodles.

Mom’s Best Weekday Chicken

Crock Pot, Main Dish, pasta, Slow Cooker, Uncategorized

Mom’s Best Weekday Chicken

Ingredients

    Ingredients:
  • ~2 1/2 lb. boneless, skinless chicken thighs or breasts (use breasts, if following Weight Watchers)
  • ~2 (10 ¾ oz. each) cans Campbell's Healthy Request cream of mushroom soup
  • ~1 (10 ¾ oz.) can Campbell's Healthy Request cream of chicken soup
  • ~1 c. sour cream or plain nonfat Greek Yogurt (use Greek yogurt, if following Weight Watchers)
  • ~1 T. paprika, plus more for garnish
  • ~½ tsp. onion powder
  • ~½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ~1 tsp. chicken base, mixed in 1/3 c. hot water**
  • ~¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • ~¼ tsp. salt
  • ~1/8 tsp. pepper
  • ~1 lb. package wide egg noodles - not included in SmartPoints calculation below

Instructions

  1. Trim chicken of any visible fat. Place in a slow cooker that's been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray (or lined with a crockpot liner).
  2. In a large bowl, combine remaining ingredients and mix well. Pour over chicken.
  3. Cook on low about 8 hours, until chicken is fork tender.
  4. Remove chicken with a slotted spoon to a cutting board or plate and cut into bite sized pieces. Return to sauce mixture.
  5. Cook egg noodles according to package directions. Serve chicken mixture over noodles. Garnish with extra paprika, if desired.

Notes

Weight Watchers info: This recipe makes 7 servings, 10 ounces (weight) each. On the Freestyle plan, each serving is only 2 Smartpoints! This calculations is for the chicken/soup mixture only, so don't forget to add the points for your serving of noodles.

**Chicken base is found in the isle next to chicken bouillon (which I recommend using for this recipe). It is generally not as salty as cubed bouillon. I prefer Better than Bouillon brand. If not available, substitute one chicken bouillon cube and omit salt. This may alter the flavor slightly.

https://foursistersdish.com/2017/11/28/moms-best-weekday-chicken/