This recipe is so easy and quick to whip up! Only one pot needed which makes it an even easier clean up 🙂 Fantastic for those chilly winter nights or when you’re home sick.
Recipe adapted from: https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/26460/quick-and-easy-chicken-noodle-soup/
- 2 Tbsp olive oil (or 2 Tbsps butter)
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- Half an onion, diced
- 1-2 medium carrots, diced
- Half a bunch of celery, diced
- 1 cup of mushrooms, diced (optional)
- 1/2 tsp dried oregano
- 1/2 tsp dried basil
- 1 pinch of dried thyme
- 8 cups (2L) chicken or vegetable broth (try a low sodium one)*
- 1 chicken breast, diced
- 1.5 cups of pasta noodles (whichever kind you like)
- salt & pepper to taste
- Sauté the garlic and onion in olive oil (or butter) in a pot over medium heat until fragrant. Then add the rest of the diced vegetables into the pot (carrots, celery, mushrooms). Cook until the vegetables are tender (you can add the lid onto the pot to steam them until tender to make it faster).
- Add the oregano, basil, thyme and chicken/vegetable broth. Bring it to a boil, then simmer on low heat for 20mins to let the flavours infuse.
- Add diced chicken and noodles to the pot. Soup is done when the noodles and chicken are cooked! Add salt and pepper to taste.
- *This soup usually turns out a little on the salty side for me so I prefer to use a low sodium broth and then add salt to it after if I don’t think it’s salty enough.
- Alternatively if you like shredded chicken instead of cubed chicken, you can bake the chicken in the oven beforehand and then shred the chicken and add it to the soup.
- It’s also a good way to use up leftover rotisserie chicken in this soup.
- Soup freezes well as long as you don’t freeze it with the noodles. You can cook the noodles in a pot separately and add it into the soup before serving.
- This is a good basic chicken noodle soup. You can experiment by putting all kinds of different veggies and spices in it.
- I’m considering adding a short/medium grain rice to this soup instead of noodles next time…