Chicken noodle soup

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 (293)

ahill's picture

add a few drops of sesame oil.

audioslave's picture

The whole family love this soup. It feels light and tasty but also filling. for the binder. I do use 2 chicken breast and more rice noodles.

nnicolson's picture

5 star delicious!

gemmabale's picture

So easy and absolutely delicious, never cooked anything like this before and was so surprised about how easy it was!

nikigrace's picture

very tasty and easy to make. i would suggest to have as an evening meal to add more of everything as this is not enough for four as the receipe suggests BUT definetly needs to be tried, really really tasty i added chopped fresh chilli when adding the ginger and garlic

cocrook's picture

Forgot to rate and its got to be 5*****

cocrook's picture

Thank you for this simple dish. Mine didn't look like the picture but tasted divine. Will defo make again and try some of the additions mentioned above.
This is going to be one of my go-to dishes for the winter months.

ellenkate's picture

Scrumptious. Added chilli because I can't resist the extra spice when cooking with ginger. Definitely will make again.

jamgeorge's picture

Delicious, great for kids minus chilli and basil.

abic's picture

Easy to make and very tasty.

dmjones's picture

Used left over chicken from a roast and the stock made from the deglazing of the roasting pan.

annettecallear's picture

lovely blend of tastes, i added a little shredded chilli

sarah-carter2005's picture

This is a great soup, delicious and easy. After reading other comments I added extra glass noodles and swapped shredded chilli with some chilli flakes. Used leftbover roast chicken pulled to pieces just as good without cooking the chicken in stock. Would recommended!

sjbarton666's picture

This is the third time I've used this recipe and it never fails. Lunch for the week sorted out!I leave out the chilli though, cause i'm a bit of a wimp when it comes to spicy food!

stellzeystar's picture

Delicious and nutritious, a weekly favourite. I highly recommend adding a ppack of mixed exotic mushrooms (shitake, oyster etc). Yum!

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teresaaregreen's picture

My family love this and it's so simple, leftovers are even better the next day. Also made for starter at dinner party and they loved it too. I prefer to add a little extra liquid.

janelovestastyfood's picture

Have just made for lunch. Pimped it up a bit with coriander, mint and sliced red chilli. Added more stock than suggested otherwise too little broth. Will be making batches for lunches as even my teenage daughter liked it! And LOW FAT!!!!!

ladynellington's picture

Oh yum! I added a bit more soy, 2 tsb brown sugar and tbsp dry sherry to add to the flavour of the stock. I also used last night's roast chicken. This will surely become a firm household favourite to warm up cold evenings!


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