Chicken noodle soup recipe

Chicken noodle soup recipe

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There are few things more comforting than a warming bowl of soup, especially one you've made from scratch. Tender chicken, veg and delicate herbs are spiralled with noodles for a classic broth that looks and smells vibrant and fresh. This dairy-free chicken noodle soup can also be frozen so makes the ideal meal for busy weekday evenings! See method

  • Serves 4
  • 15 mins to prepare and 25 mins to cook
  • 466 calories / serving
  • Freezable
  • Healthy


  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 500g skinless, boneless chicken thighs
  • 150g skinless chicken breast
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 carrots, diced
  • 3 celery sticks, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 reduced-salt chicken stock pot, made up with 2ltrs water
  • 5g thyme sprigs, tied with string
  • 5g rosemary sprigs, tied with string
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 100g green beans, cut into 4cm pieces
  • 100g spinach
  • 400g fresh egg linguine or other noodles
  • 30g pack flat-leaf parsley, chopped to serve (optional)

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    18g 25%
  • Saturates

    4g 22%
  • Sugars

    9g 10%
  • Salt

    1.6g 27%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 37.4g Protein 39.1g Fibre 7.2g


  1. Heat the oil in a large, lidded pan over a medium-high heat and sear the chicken pieces on one side for 5-6 mins. Turn and repeat; set aside.
  2. Add the onion, carrot and celery, and sauté for 10 mins until softened. Add the garlic and cook for 1-2 mins.
  3. Return the chicken to the pan. Add the stock, herb sprigs and bay leaves; season. Bring to the boil; reduce to a simmer. Partially cover; cook for 20 mins, skimming off any scum. Turn off the heat.
  4. Remove the chicken and shred into bite-sized pieces. Strain the soup into a clean pan; discard seasonings. Add the chicken, heat to boiling and add the linguine. Cook for 2 mins. Add the beans and spinach; cook for 1 min. Ladle into bowls, adding black pepper and parsley, if you like.

Freezing guidelines

Strain the soup (step 4) into a freezer-safe container; discard seasonings. Add the chicken. Cool, cover and freeze. To serve, defrost in the fridge overnight; heat to just boiling. Add the noodles and follow as above.

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