Noodles with chicken and vegetables in bowl with chopsticks

Soupy chicken & mushroom noodles

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 45 mins


Serves 4

Fill your bowl with these soupy chicken and mushroom noodles. They're low in calories but big on flavour, and using fresh and dried mushrooms gives this healthy dish an umami kick

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal370
  • fat13g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs26g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre4g
  • protein35g
  • salt0.5g
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  • 800g pack large bone-in chicken thighs
  • 3 tsp rapeseed oil
    Rapeseed oil

    Rapeseed oil

    If you want a light alternative to other cooking oils, rapeseed is a great choice and has…

  • 4 thyme sprigs, leaves picked
  • 30g dried wild mushrooms, chopped
  • 2 tbsp vegetable bouillon powder
  • 4 nests wholewheat noodles (100g)
  • 125g shredded cavolo nero or kale
    Cavolo nero

    Cavolo nero

    ca-voll-oh nee-ro

    A loose-leafed cabbage from Tuscany, Italy. The leaves are a very dark green, almost black,…

  • 1 bunch spring onions, trimmed and chopped (use the white and green parts)
  • 4 large garlic cloves, finely grated
  • 300g button mushrooms, sliced


  1. Put a full kettle of water on to boil. Remove the skin and trim any fat from the chicken thighs. Heat 1 tsp of the oil in a large pan and brown the chicken all over with the thyme leaves. Add the dried mushrooms and bouillon, then pour in 2 litres boiling water. Cover and leave to simmer for 30 mins.

  2. Remove the chicken from the broth and shred the meat off the bone with two forks. Add the noodles, cavolo nero and spring onions to the broth and cook until the noodles are tender but still have bite, around 7 mins. Meanwhile, heat the remaining oil in a wok, add the garlic and fresh mushrooms and stir-fry over a high heat to brown them. Add to the soup and stir in.

  3. Serve the noodles and broth in bowls. If you don’t serve all portions at once, cool and store the leftovers in the fridge. Will keep for two days. Reheat in a pan with a dash of water.

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15th May, 2019
Followed recipe but added a splash of cider vinegar at the end to bring the flavour up. Nice mid-week tea. Meaty dried mushrooms were lovely!
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