Chicken noodle soup

Chicken noodle soup

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(318 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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26th Nov, 2012
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
24th Nov, 2012
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.
16th Nov, 2012
Fantastic and easy, better than my local Chinese.
8th Nov, 2012
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!
6th Nov, 2012
I have already made this soup several times, its so easy, tasty, healthy. One of my favourites for sure!
3rd Nov, 2012
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.
1st Nov, 2012
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.
30th Oct, 2012
Mary mary, you absolute LEGEND. This has it all. Highlyr recommended.
29th Oct, 2012
Amazing!!! Im living on this now
29th Oct, 2012
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 :)


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