Healthy chicken noodle soup

Oct 20, 2019
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This comforting chicken soup is easily the best to lift spirits! Source: Getty.

Feeling under the weather? Give this classic chicken noodle soup a try. It’s a fantastic way to improve your health and your mood with it’s super delicious and comforting flavours!

One of the best things about this tasty recipe is just how easy it is to get right. So don’t worry if you’re not an expert in the kitchen as even the most novice cook can get this one spot on!


  • 1.5 kg whole chicken
  • 2 brown onions, peeled and quartered
  • 6 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 6 peppercorns
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 10-12 sprigs of lemon thyme
  • 5 parsley stalks
  • 2 button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups carrot, peeled and diced small
  • 1 cup celery, diced small
  • 200g spaghetti noodles, broken in half


  1. Wash chicken with cold water to remove excess fat and juices. Place into large saucepan. Add onions, garlic, peppercorns, bay leaves, lemon thyme, parsley and mushrooms. Fill saucepan with cold water until it is 1-2 cm above chicken and bring to the boil.
  2. Once boiling, turn heat down to a simmer place a lid on to keep cooking temperature even and cook for 30 minutes.
  3. Remove cooked chicken with tongs being careful as the legs will be loose and may drop off. Allow to cool then proceed to pull off all the meat.
  4. Add one teaspoon of salt to cooking stock that remains in the saucepan, bring to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Turn heat off and let sit for 5 minutes. Pour stock into a large bowl through sieve.
  5. Wash out saucepan then refill with your strained stock and bring it to the boil. Add 2 more teaspoons of salt, as well as the noodles, carrot and celery. Keep at the boil until the pasta is el dente.
  6. Add shredded chicken meat, check seasoning and serve.

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