Chicken noodle soup

Chicken noodle soup

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(364 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 onions, 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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17th Dec, 2017
This is a beautiful dish. It’s become a regular in our house and is so easy to throw together. I love mine with finely sliced chilli as a topping. It is definitely the best soup I’ve ever made.
12th Dec, 2017
Gorgeous I don’t eat meat, but this is husbie’s favourite chicken soup recipe I add coriander, pak Choi and TomYum stock cubes as well as chicken stock and also half a teaspoon of sesame oil The smell permeating through the house is gorgeous Even though I don’t eat meat, I’ve tasted the broth, and it’s so fresh Definitely a winner
20th Nov, 2017
Very tasty, quick and easy and just what you need on a cold and wet evening. Portions perfect for two, will definitely make again...soon.
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12th Nov, 2017
I have the flu right now and honestly this recipe is the best thing ever! Keep coming back to it over the years. I grate the garlic and ginger as it's quicker and then dissolves into the stock. I also add cooked rice noodles to make it a bit more substantial for a main meal. I rarely bother with the spring onions or chilli and actually I now leave out the soy sauce too to make it gluten free. Still tastes great. Best with homemade chicken stock I'm sure but kallo stock cubes work well at a push!
1st Nov, 2017
This has become a dinner regular....partner hates mushrooms so I added mange tout instead. When making the broth i add squeeze of lime and green chilli
20th Oct, 2017
A really tasty soup. I will definitely be making this again. If you like spice I would definitely add a little chilli. Such a nice winter warmer.
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30th Sep, 2017
Any professional chef knows when you make a soup NONE of the ingredients should be longer than a soup spoon. When making this soup cut all the ingredients shorter than your soup spoon and also break the noddles so they are the same length. This makes sure all your soup ingredients will fit onto a spoon when eating your soup.
24th Sep, 2017
Lovely soup, and not too time consuming.
9th Sep, 2017
I added green chillies, ground coriander , topped with Basil n extra Soy sauce, really georgeous, easy and packed of flavours. I will try next with tofu and defenetly peanut butter !
4th Jun, 2017
Absolutely loved this! Great nurturing soup even on a sunny day. I added a teaspoon of lazy chilli to give it kick. Will definitely make this again.


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