When you have a cold or flu, you crave something comforting and this is the soup to hit the spot. It is filling, warming and is said to have healing properties – not just mine (although, it is THAT good), but chicken noodle soup in general. I started to feel like I was coming down with a cold, so I made a batch of this up and the next day I was feeling fine again.
I add plenty of garlic and ginger to mine because ginger is a natural pain and fever reducer and a mild sedative, so it can help you to rest when you are feeling unwell. Garlic also stimulates the immune system. Add in all the vegetables as well and you have a meal that will make you feel a little bit better at least.
I never find that soup is enough of a meal without adding some carbs like bread to it, which is why I love chicken noodle soup so much, as the carbs are all right there in the bowl. Now, the big question is, do you use a spoon, fork or chopsticks to eat it?
Ingredients – Serves 2:
– 1 tbsp olive oil
– 2 carrots, peeled and diced
– 1 celery stalk, diced
– 1 small onion, diced
– 4 mushrooms, sliced
– 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
– 1 thumb size piece of ginger, grated
– 1 litre/4 cups hot homemade chicken stock
– Juice of 1 lime
– 2 tbsp fresh coriander (cilantro), chopped
– 1 medium cooked chicken breast, shredded
– 1 nest of wholewheat noodles
1) Add the oil to a large pan and then add the carrot, celery, onion and mushrooms and cook for 3 minutes.
2) Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer for 10 minutes.
Nutritional Information – per person:
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