Chicken and Leek Soup with Carrot Noodles

Chicken and Leek Soup with Carrot Noodles

Remember that time I teased on Instagram after filming with Katie Couric and her husband...

Chicken and Leek Soup with Carrot Noodles

Remember that time I teased on Instagram after filming with Katie Couric and her husband for an episode of Sur La Table‘s web series, Full Plate?

Well, now the episode is live!

Watch me teach Katie Couric (I know, crazy, right?!) how to spiralize with the Inspiralizer and make a delicious cold-blasting soup, perfect for those spring sniffles!

Katie Couric couldn’t have been more gracious and kind – and her husband too! They were both such great hosts, and made me feel so welcome and comfortable on set. We were joined by the always amazing Joel Gamoran, a food personality and former Head Chef at Sur La Table.

Katie Couric and Inspiralized for Sur La Table

Their web series, Full Plate, shows viewers in a couple to a few minutes how to whip up healthy, delicious meals that aren’t complicated – just fresh and flavorful. Of course, when they asked me to film an episode, showing how to incorporate spiralized veggies into an easy meal, I jumped!

We made my Chicken Noodle Soup with Carrot Noodles, but made a few adjustments like using more fresh herbs, and adding leeks, for a pinch of spring. As you’ll see in the video, Katie says, “You don’t even miss the noodles!”

Inspiralizer at Sur La Table

And of course, you can get the Inspiralizer in-stores (or online) nationwide at Sur La Table. To find your local Sur La Table, click here. Or, purchase the Inspiralizer online, here.

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Chicken and Leek Soup with Carrot Noodles


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Nutritional Information & Recipe

Weight Watchers SmartPoints*: 5  points

*These points were calculated using the official Weight Watchers SmartPoints calculator. We are in no way affiliated with Weight Watchers, we are providing this information based on popular demand.

Chicken and Leek Soup with Carrot Noodles


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 celery ribs diced
  • 2 leeks white and light green parts only, thinly sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped rosemary 2 sprigs
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 1/2 cups finely shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 2 large carrots peeled, spiralized with Blade D, noodles trimmed
  • 1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • Whole grain baguette for serving (optional)


  • Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add celery, leeks, garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are soft, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the chicken broth, water, thyme, rosemary and bay leaf; bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low and add the chicken and carrot noodles. Simmer for 3-5 minutes for al dente noodles, 7-9 minutes for tender. Ladle the soup into bowls and serve, garnished with parsley. Serve alongside crusty bread, if desired.

Recipe Notes

Per serving (1 out of 4) - Calories: 173, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Carbs: 7g, Fiber: 1g, Sugars: 4g, Protein: 11g, Sodium: 1599mg

Chicken & Leek Soup with Carrot Noodles

with love, Ali

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Recipe Rating


  • I could almost smell smell the soup cooking! You all looked like you were having fun in the kitchen... I've made the soup more than once and it's wonderful. You don't miss the noodles at all, in fact if anything it seems even more "noodly."
    • Thank you so much! Yes, love it being more 'noodly'!!
  • I have tried many spiralizers and disappointed by them all. I have been following you and crossing my fingers this is the one. I can not find BIG carrots anywhere and I want and use carrots daily. Will it work on thin carrots? If I purchase this will I have access to your recipes and demonstrations? Thsnk you
    • Yes, Autumn! And you have a full YouTube channel full of instructional videos! And you have the support of the online community, join our Facebook group here:! You'll love the Inspiralizer!
  • Love that you use rotisserie chicken for the soup! That's my favourite weeknight dinner trick.
  • How fun and exciting for you Ali! this recipe sounds delicious and I'll definitely make it! I made the pancakes and spiralized apples you served us at your Whole Foods class last week my husband Kent LOVED it all! I have definitely been INSPIRALIZED! Julia
    • Julia, I'm so happy to hear that!!! And so nice meeting you in Boston!
  • This looks amazing! I love the flavor of leeks--can't wait to try this healthy soup. Thanks for the yum. :)
  • I added some kale this to soup and diced the carrots (they were way to thin to spiralize. Could you also add zucchini noodles to it instead of carrot noodles?
  • Can I make this a day ahead? I need a soothing soup to take for a pot luck option for family who can't have gluten or anything very spicy
    • Yes! You can make this ahead of your event!
  • I was looking for a healthy soup to warm us up today, and made this for the first time. It was a hit, and halfway through the meal, my 6 year old said, “Hey, wait! There are no noodles in here!” I then reminded her of the carrot noodles 😉 Thanks for the recipe, we will make this again!
    • That's wonderful to hear! Enjoy!
  • Yum!