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Gluten Free Ginger and Leek Chicken Noodle Soup :: Grain Free Options

March 17, 2017

Give that bowl of classic chicken noodle soup a ginger and leek flavor upgrade!

Gluten Free Ginger and Leek Chicken Noodle Soup :: Grain Free Options

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One last warm, wintry soup for the season, ok?!

I’m staring out the window at more snow falling. On March 17…

It’s pretty safe to say I’m over it, but for the moment I’ll embrace the last of winter hanging on…as long as I have a warm bowl of soup like this to cheer me up!

Gluten Free Ginger and Leek Chicken Noodle Soup :: Grain Free OptionsA chicken noodle soup make-over

My kids rarely tire of classic chicken noodle soup – in fact 9 times out of 10 when one of my girls requests soup, chicken noodle is definitely her jam. She asked for it a few weeks back and I decided to change things up a little bit. We were getting over a bit of a cold and I had some ginger to use up from making our cold busting ginger tea. It made simply the most amazing noodle soup we’ve had in a long time!

Gluten Free Ginger and Leek Chicken Noodle Soup :: Grain Free OptionsAn early taste of spring!

We needed a bit of cheering up after fighting our cold, and the brightly colored rainbow carrots and fresh green leeks seemed like just the ticket – and made the perfect swap for the typical carrot and onion. Since I wanted the ginger flavor to shine, the leeks were a lighter background onion flavor, and the pretty yellow carrots were a hit with the kids.

Gluten Free Ginger and Leek Chicken Noodle SoupWhether you have special diet needs or not, we’ve got a noodle for that!

Gluten Free Options ::

Grain Free Options (Use a spirilizer, Y Peeler, or Julienne Peeler to make these veggie noodles! Also, back off on the bone broth by a couple cups and make a tapioca starch or cassava flour slurry to make the broth smooth and have the starchy feeling of noodles) ::

  • Zucchini Noodles
  • Sweet Potato Noodles
  • Butternut Squash Noodles
  • Golden Beet Noodles
  • Parsnip Noodles
  • Carrot Noodles

If you are not on a special diet, and can handle the gluten, I recommend using a wheat based noodle using Einkorn flour for best digestion.

Gluten Free Ginger and Leek Chicken Noodle Soup :: Grain Free OptionsDon’t forget to pack the leftovers for school!

And work too! My husband loves his travel crockpot to warm up soup right at his desk without ruining all of the nutrients in the bone broth in a microwave. He keeps the base at work and just brings the liner home to clean and fill back up. You can read more about the thermoses I like to use for the girls at school here – they keep the soup very warm all the way to lunchtime!

Gluten Free Ginger and Leek Chicken Noodle Soup :: Grain Free OptionsHere’s to happy spring thoughts coming our way!

Print Recipe
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Gluten Free Ginger and Leek Chicken Noodle Soup

Give that bowl of classic chicken noodle soup a ginger and leek flavor upgrade!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ginger leek chicken noodle soup, ginger leek chicken noodle soup recipe, gluten-free chicken noodle soup
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Renee - www.raisinggenerationnourished.com

Ingredients

  • 3 TB friendly fat to cook in such as butter tallow, coconut oil, or avocado oil
  • 2 medium carrots peeled and diced (I like to use 1 orange carrot, and 1 yellow carrot for more color)
  • 1 large stalk of celery diced
  • 2-4 inch knob of ginger peeled and grated (about 1 TB of grated ginger will leave a very mild ginger flavor and almost no heat. 2 TB of grated ginger will leave more flavorful heat to the soup - we like the heat!)
  • 2 large cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 leek leaves and roots removed, quartered lengthwise, then chopped (soak in a bowl of water and strain to get the sand out)
  • 1 bunch green onions chopped (save some of the green to garnish the top)
  • 2 quarts bone broth You can use Instant Pot Broth, or here is my slow cooker method
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken Use leftovers from your roasted chicken, slow cooker chicken, or Instant Pot chicken
  • 6 oz gluten free noodles
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Melt the butter in a soup pot over medium heat, and add the carrot and celery. Add a big pinch of sea salt and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes to get the carrots softening.
  • Add the grated ginger, minced garlic, leeks, and green onion. Cook for another 3-5 minutes over medium heat until fragrant and soft.
  • Add the bone broth and chicken, turn the heat to high, and bring to a simmer. Add the noodles and cook over medium/high heat until the noodles are cooked to your liking. Sea salt and pepper the soup to your taste.

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8 Comments

  • Reply Megan Stevens March 19, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    I’m glad I just pulled a roasted chicken out of the oven, or I’d feel sad not to have this! It’s so nostalgic, classic, and healing. Pinned. Lovely.

  • Reply Teresa March 21, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    Made this tonight with homemade bone broth and leftover chicken from yesterday – it was a really nice chicken noodle soup with the subtle difference of ginger (I used just a little) and leeks. It was a hit with my 7yo too! Thank you!

  • Reply Teresa March 21, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    Oh, also, I shredded zucchini into it before serving as my grain-free noodle – nice texture!

  • Reply Raia Todd March 8, 2019 at 11:14 am

    5 stars
    Mmm… That looks so comforting, and the ginger takes the healing properties of the soup to a whole new level!

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