Chicken noodle soup in bowls with spoons

Chicken noodle soup

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(562 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


  • 900ml chicken or vegetable stock (or Miso soup mix)



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  • 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 900ml chicken or vegetable stock into a pan and add 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast, 1 tsp chopped root ginger and 1 finely chopped garlic clove.

  2. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat, partly cover and simmer for 20 mins, until the chicken is tender.

  3. Remove the chicken to a board and shred into bite-size pieces using a couple of forks.

  4. Return the chicken to the stock with 50g rice or wheat noodles, 2 tbsp sweetcorn, 2-3  thinly sliced mushrooms, 1 shredded spring onion and 2 tsp soy sauce.

  5. Simmer for 3-4 mins until the noodles are tender.

  6. Ladle into two bowls and scatter over the remaining shredded spring onion, mint or basil leaves and shredded chilli if using. Serve with extra soy sauce for sprinkling.

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Olivia Smith's picture
Olivia Smith
21st Jan, 2018
Worst chicken noodles soup recipe ever
21st Jan, 2018
Loved it. It tastes delicious and very heathy to.
20th Jan, 2018
I love this recipe; healthy comfort food at its best! I vary the vegetables depending on what I have in - sugar snaps or mange tout, spinach and pak choi all work well.
Rick Clark's picture
Rick Clark
21st Dec, 2017
This should available on prescription!!! Don't be shy with the ginger, chilli and soy.
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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