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Chicken noodle soup

Chicken noodle soup

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(321 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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28th Jun, 2013
Made this last night - delicious. Nicely filling. Added a few more noodles than noted and I'd probably add more sweetcorn.
26th Jun, 2013
I didn't fancy the soup thing so I let the vegetable stock simmer out so it was just a noodle dish. Very nice but probably would have left the sweet corn out and replaced it with something different :)
9th May, 2013
Brilliant soup if you're feeling a little under the weather or had one-too-many the night before, equally good if you just fancy a nice flavoursome broth. So easy to make, I keep going back to this recipe again and again.
6th May, 2013
It was a lovely soup. I doubled the recipe, added 2 carrots and 3 pak choi. However, I am still considering what to put in for a little flavour kick. Otherwise, I greatly enjoyed it and it is oh so simple to prepare!
28th Oct, 2013
add a few drops of sesame oil.
25th Apr, 2013
The whole family love this soup. It feels light and tasty but also filling. for the binder. I do use 2 chicken breast and more rice noodles.
19th Apr, 2013
5 star delicious!
13th Apr, 2013
So easy and absolutely delicious, never cooked anything like this before and was so surprised about how easy it was!
7th Apr, 2013
very tasty and easy to make. i would suggest to have as an evening meal to add more of everything as this is not enough for four as the receipe suggests BUT definetly needs to be tried, really really tasty i added chopped fresh chilli when adding the ginger and garlic
6th Apr, 2013
Forgot to rate and its got to be 5*****


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