Chicken noodle soup

Chicken noodle soup

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(289 ratings)

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 (288)

sarahandjace's picture

I honestly can't cook. This soup is amazingly easy to make. I added a few more noodles then suggested and ended up needing a fork to eat the soup with.. Lovely comfort food just as it is.. :)

miss_dyke_21's picture

Not only did it taste great, but it actually got rid of my cold!

smythsheena's picture

Excellent soup, This was a very tasty chicken noodle soup. Thanks

clairec26's picture

I found cooking the chicken and the noodles in the stock absorbed most of the liquid and left this more like a stew so next time I make this I think I'll cook the chicken separately and get some straight to wok noodles rather than dried. Other than that it was absolutely delicious - real comfort food and there wasnt a single bit left! They say chicken soup is good for the soul - this certainly is!

flowergirl9999's picture

A good soup to make with left-over bits from a roast chicken. A really easy soup to make which the whole family enjoy. The only variation I have made is to saute the onions first for about 20mins - I do this for all the soups I make as it enhances the flavor. I also make it the night before so the flavors develop. Worth a shot.

flowergirl9999's picture

This is a great soup - easy to make and the family loved it. I do this soup allot and the only changes I have made is to sautee the onions/springonions first for about 20minutes - I do this for all my soups and I think it enhances the flavour

bettyspecs's picture

Amazing soup! My kids LOVE this recipe a big pot gets made most weeks. I double the recipe for a family of four (we alway's go back for seconds!) the only change I make is more ginger.

themitchy's picture

Fantastic and easy, better than my local Chinese.

medinaitieva's picture

I was out of mushrooms, so used carrots, broccoli and spinach. Fresh chili gave a nice kick to it. I might also try it with oyster sauce and pak choi. Easy, quick and healthy dinner for two. Thanks!

victoriaweisser's picture

I have already made this soup several times, its so easy, tasty, healthy. One of my favourites for sure!

dishymummy's picture

A very good soup and a nice change from the blended soups I normally make. Will try and make with miso soup mix next time as I suspect it may taste better again.

charissajai's picture

This was so simple but yet so delicious, it went down quite a treat with my boyfriend who helped himself to 2 extra servings and finished the lot. I added more an extra chicken breast as I'm quite greedy but I'm glad I did as I filled it out more. Also due to preference I didn't add any sweetcorn, and added a small red onion for extra colour to the dish. To help with colds I recommend serving this with a large glass of chilled orange juice.

menapian's picture

Mary mary, you absolute LEGEND. This has it all. Highlyr recommended.

debbielawrence101's picture

Amazing!!! Im living on this now

kristi123's picture

I made this yesterday as my boyfriend has man flu (And to be honest he was very ill) I made him this soup as I have made it before and loved it. Well within a couple of hours he was feeling loads better after eating this soup. Not only does it taste amazing it works wonders. He said he could eat it all day :)

aliysahussein's picture

Made this 4 my mother & myself for dinner! It was a triumph!
She loved it and is extremely fussy!
Used knorr chicken stock pot for a flavoursome broth.

paulinew474's picture

I added extra chicken and mushrooms to make it more filling. Very tasty and easy to make and was just as good the next day. Will make it again.

traypot's picture

Yum, yum, yum! I made this for myself and my husband, we both gobbled it up. The kids got a sniff of it and asked to try some too...they also demolished it! Absolutely delicious and so cheap to make!

dausten's picture

Delicious! Added a spoon full of tom yum paste which gave the soup an even better taste


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