Chicken noodle soup

Chicken noodle soup

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(336 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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13th Jan, 2015
Excellent soup. Didn't have spring onions so added very finely chopped leeks. Really refreshing taste.
3rd Jan, 2015
This is really is a truly tasty soup and pick me up if you're feeling full of cold. The chile and spring onions adds that extra background heat and taste, and I am not a fan of spring onions, but I thought to myself when making it... Stick with recipe-:)
22nd Nov, 2014
I have just made this and it was delicious! I didn't have any soy sauce in so I added some freshly squeezed orange and boiled some rings of orange with the stock. I will definitely be making this again.
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20th Nov, 2014
The recipe is exactly as it says! Perfect for winter, warming and flavoursome. Slightly salty but I put one and a half stock pots in. Still absolutely gorgeous. Missed out the fresh herbs and replaced with dried chilli flakes and didn't miss a thing. Lovely.
5th Nov, 2014
Really delicious and very filling. I used 1 veg stock cube and 1/2 a chicken one and fresh coriander instead of mint. I sliced the chicken thinly before cooking so it wouldn't take so long
17th Oct, 2014
Lovely meal. I use lots of ginger. Favourite of mine. Nice And healthy too
6th Oct, 2014
This soup is absolutley gorgeous. My boyfriend insists we have this every week now! Its low calorie and really filling too so good for the waistline. Absolutley scrumptious!
8th Sep, 2014
really tasty soup, I made double the amount for 2 adults and 2 children. I added extra sweetcorn, mushrooms and spring onion. The kids loved it and have asked for it again. Makes for a good lunch quick and very easy to make. I served with crusty bread. Delicious !!
5th Aug, 2014
Perfect chicken noodle soup recipe, just DELICIOUS!! Made this tonight but doubled the recipe.. Double the recipe yielded about 4 decent sized bowls. It was quick and easy to make and I followed the exact recipe, except I added an extra tsp of garlic and ginger, and 2 tsp of chilli at the beginning. I also used medium egg noodle nests as that was what was in my cupboard and it was perfect. Fried some chopped spring onion in a little sesame oil until brown and crispy to garnish, it was perfect. Will definitely make this one again and again.
22nd Jul, 2014
This is amazing! I woke up suffering from a cold so decided to make this and it's definitely helping making me feel better. I'm a vegetarian so I used vegetable stock and Quorn chicken. I also minced the garlic, added the chilli when the soup was simmering, added a shallot, some Thai wok spice and some chilli flakes. I used noodles out of an instant noodle packet and just cooked them separately (just in boiling water) before adding them to the soup. Lovely!


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