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)

fimomorrison's picture

This soup tastes like a real treat and only 6 propoints a bowl.

jecurley's picture

Really enjoyed this, low fat yet filling. I added a small amount of chopped chilli when adding the noodles, gave the broth a nice little kick.

redhotchili's picture

easy to make and takes no time to prepare, the whole family loved it so much i've made it twice in 1 week!! :o)

cheekykeefy's picture

This is simply beautiful. Mary is my favourite on here. Her recipes are mainly easy enough for me and the results are always fantastic. I made a schoolboy errror and added 1 tbsp of fresh ginger instead of 1 tsp. I love ginger and prefer it with the extra pow!

10/10!! Thank you Mary.

bartoloc's picture

ridiculously easy to make. tripled all ingredients so that it'd last a couple of days..had to add lots of salt and chilli to make it flavoursome though. will add pak choi next time.

roryjoem's picture

Delicious, fresh and really simple to make!

suzannebirch's picture

Nice flavour. I added coriander and a sprinkle of turmeric.

junerooney's picture

Wow, this was delicious! Used tiger prawns instead of chicken and replaced the mushrooms and spring onions with mangetout and half a red chilli. Ready within 15 mins.

medkirtley's picture

Really enjoyed 10 out of 10

kingorla's picture

Anyone know if it would be possible to freeze this soup? Thanks

Dash's picture

Amazing. I doubled the quantities. Used 500ml of posh chicken stock in a clear bag and a litre of M&S concentrate from a jar. Added a pak choi, half a red chilli and the whole thing tasted heavenly.

darrenharris7's picture

Two words....make it!! Amazing, flavoursome soup and it takes less than 30 minutes...WOW

boistizon's picture

Comfort on a plate. It is really hard to believe that such a simple dish with so few ingredients could taste so absolutely fabulous. I only had Udon noodles in the cupboard, but they were really lovely with the soup. Next time will try with wheat noodles to see if the taste is different. Mary Cadogan does it again!!

gemmaedwards's picture

Delicious! Will definately do this one again!

buckbear's picture

This soup was delicious we added carrots, bamboo shoots and mangetout we also doubled the recipe. definately recommend this soup.

chefheed8's picture

Tasty and very simple to make. I tripled the ingredients to have supplies for rest of the week for me and workmates. Everybody loved it. Even had to share recipe already.

Next time will make with a few of the suggested twists

marbucks's picture

This soup tastes really great. Will surely do it again.

joannec99's picture

I used chicken thighs instead which I think add more flavour, plus added some fresh coriander at the end

ramanelli's picture

I never make homemade soup. This was fabulous, my son loved it too. Will be a firm favourite :0) Tempted to make more soups now !

fargee's picture

Great recipe, chopped up all the ingredients the evening before I planned to make this, then it was quick and easy to make once I got in from work the next day. Added a chopped chilli and some sliced pepper, and after reading other reviews slightly increased the amount of chicken and noodles in the recipe to make it a bit more substantial. Really scrummy and definitely a recipe I'll be making again


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