Chicken Noodle Soup

June 28, 2017
A healthy nourishing and easy to make chicken noodle soup. It's a hug in a bowl and wonderfully light and flavoursome and low fat.
Serves lots
Prep Time: 15-20 mins | Cook Time: 30 mins

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.

 

Method

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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ingredients

3 chicken breasts
Some peppercorns
3-5 slices of ginger
2-3 carrots diced into cubes
1 stick of celery, finely diced
a couple of finely chopped shallots
2 cloves of garlic minced
thumb size piece of ginger peeled and grated
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
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