Chicken noodle soup

Chicken noodle soup

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins


Serves 2

Mary Cadogan's aromatic broth will warm you up on a winter's evening - it contains ginger, which is particularly good for colds, too

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal217
  • fat2g
  • saturates0.4g
  • carbs26g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre0.6g
  • protein26g
  • salt2.52g
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  • 900ml chicken or vegetable stock (or Miso soup mix)



    Chicken's many plus points - its versatility, as well as the ease and speed with which it…

  • 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast, about 175g/6oz
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh root ginger
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 50g rice or wheat noodles



    Rice is a grain, the seed of a type of grass, which is the most widely grown and the most…

  • 2 tbsp sweetcorn, canned or frozen


    sw-eet corn

    Also known as corn on the cob, sweetcorn is composed of rows of tightly packed golden yellow…

  • 2-3 mushrooms, thinly sliced



    The mushroom is a fungus which comes in a wide range of varieties that belong to two distinct…

  • 2 spring onion, shredded
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 2 tsp soy sauce, plus extra for serving
    Soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…

  • mint or basil leaves and a little shredded chilli (optional), to serve



    There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…


  1. Pour the stock into a pan and add the chicken, ginger and garlic. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat, partly cover and simmer for 20 mins, until the chicken is tender. Remove the chicken to a board and shred into bite-size pieces using a couple of forks.

  2. Return the chicken to the stock with the noodles, corn, mushrooms, half the spring onions and the soy sauce. Simmer for 3-4 mins until the noodles are tender. Ladle into two bowls and scatter over the remaining spring onions, herbs and chilli shreds if using. Serve with extra soy sauce for sprinkling.

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Comments (285)

gatta13's picture

just made this soup with 100g miso paste instead of chicken stock. I also added one large carrot cut into thin sticks and doubled ginger for an extra kick.

Absolutely loved it!!!!

zetallgerman's picture

I love Asian soups and this one really does cure a cold! For a "meatier" version I like to add some dried mushrooms (soak them in hot water for 20min, then chop finely and add to the soup together with their soaking water.) It makes it taste almost like beef stock (great tips for vegetarians).

emygee110272's picture

Just made this and wanted to make more than 2 servings so literally doubled all of the ingredients except i added a little more chicken and 2 extra teaspoons of chicken stock and a little more sweetcorn, it tastes great and has made my house smell of chinese cooking.....beautiful and highly recommended.

GuidoLondon's picture

Simple and good.

kshaw_77's picture

We loved the chicken: really tender. Tinkered around with the spices and seasoning; also fried the mushrooms, spring onions, with some pak choi in the wok seperately adding to the bowls on top of the noodle soup for a japanese ramen style.

lowenna's picture

Yum. A huge hit with my two boys (4 & 6) and DH! I tend to use leftover roast chicken and the stock made from the carcass, plus pak choi. This has become a regular staple mid-weeker in our house. Oh and it's a very good soup for curing man 'flu...

johnjoy's picture

Hi I'm a newbie same as laura123 CAN THIS BE FROZEN

cocovanilla's picture

My boyfriend loved it, so will definitely make this one again. A lot of noodle soups are bland, but this was spicy and tasty!

hia06av's picture

Lovely way to use up the leftovers of a roast chicken. Use stock made from the carcus. Good, healthy warming food on a budget. If you haven't got noodles, spagetti or rice also works just watch timings as spagetti and rice take a bit longer to cook!

stefnotarangelo's picture

Great recipe, but definitely needs a few tweeks. I agree with others when they say it's a good amount for 2 people - not 4. I increased the amount of ginger to a tablespoon and added sliced chilli 5 mins before you shred the chicken. Add more noodles as well - the amount listed above is not enough. But once you've made these adjustments, it's a really tasty and fresh soup! Definitely making again!

passion_to_cook's picture

really good recipe delicous and great for clearing up a cold

LuluLolly's picture

5 star recipe! Very easy, quick and delicious flavour. I added fresh coriander and will do that again next time I cook this. The family loved it.

joanneauld's picture

Delicious, tasty, fresh.

Really enjoyed this and will definately make this again. Highly recommended!

andycorney's picture

so easy to make - we prefer chunky chicken so just cut it into chunks instead of shredding, also add soy sauce during cooking, 1 birdseye chilli and a teaspoon of hot piri piri sauce for some kick, it doesn't make it hot, just adds something we felt it was lacking, so easy to make and a definite winner!

debetha's picture

Fabulous! We all loved this from my 9 month old upwards! Added in some miso which was lovely. Plus some Bok Choy cabbage I had, which increased the veggies in it. I used more veg & more noodles than suggested. Will definitely make this again

kimhayley's picture

I enjoyed this soup but it definately wasnt a favourite. My first problem was that I doubled the noodles, and so that left very little broth. Second to that, I didnt like the idea of just slurping up chicken stock cubes! I enjoyed the fresh flavours of the ginger, veg etc. but maybe next time I'll make my own stock or use better quality. I can, however see how it can be a cure for a cold.

emma4178's picture

reallly nice recipe, my favourite soup! great on a winters day

marshall3kayx's picture

This soup tastes fantastic and is easy to make, what more could you ask for!

motleycarnelian's picture

This really is a fab recipe, I like to add dried chilli flakes and the juice of 1 lime - yummy!


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