Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken Noodle Soup

This is a wonderful, feel good soup which is extremely healthy and nourishing.  It has been described to me ‘like a hug in a bowl’ – perfect for any day but especially when feeling under the weather.

It’s very simple so I hope you give it a try and I’d love to hear about it in the comments.


Sometimes I make this after cooking a whole chicken. I will poach the carcase with the poaching ingredients and add in cooked roasted chicken in step 4. I reduce the amount of stock cubes used too.

Serves: Serves lots
Prep Time: 15-20 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins


  • 3 chicken breasts
  • Some peppercorns
  • thumb size piece of ginger peeled and grated
  • 3-4 slices of ginger
  • 2-3 carrots diced into cubes
  • 1 stick of celery, finely diced
  • a couple of finely chopped shallots
  • 3-4 finely sliced scallions
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp dried tarragon
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1.2L water
  • 2-3 chicken stock cubes
  • 2 tsp cornflour dissolved in a small qty of water
  • handful of spaghetti or egg noodles broken into small lengths



  1. Gently poach the chicken breasts in a pot with water, peppercorns, some salt and ginger slices for about 15-20 mins. Allow to cool and chop into small cubes.
  2. In a large pot, add the water, stock cubes, carrots, shallots, garlic, minced ginger, celery and bring to a boil for about 10-12 mins or until the carrots are becoming tender.  Lower to a simmer.
  3. Add in the cornflour and water mix and stir to combine. Add in the dried herbs and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Add in the broken spaghetti and reduce to a simmer for 3 mins then add in the chicken and chopped scallions.
  5. Finally, check for seasoning and serve with some fresh scallions on top.

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Amanda Lucas

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