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Healthy Chicken Noodle Soup

Warm, comforting Chicken Noodle Soup for the Soul
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Keyword: chicken soup, chicken soup for flu, healthy chicken soup
Servings: 4


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 medium celery sticks finely chopped
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 2 bay leaf
  • 3 large cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tsp finely grated ginger
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 2 chicken breast sliced in the center
  • 1 cup dry pasta
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1 lemon (optional)


  • Place oil, bay leaf, onion, garlic, ginger, celery, carrots and thyme in a pot and cook on low heat until vegetables are soft and tender
  • Mix in the turmeric and oregano and add chicken broth. Bring to a boil
  • Add the chicken breasts and cook until it turns white, about 2 minutes
  • Remove the chicken from the pot. Shred the chicken with 2 forks and set aside
  • Add the pasta and allow it to cook until tender, about 15 minutes
  • Once noodles are cooked return the chicken to the pot. Season with more salt, if required, and pepper
  • Garnish with parsley and drizzle some lemon juice over when serving


  1. You can add some chilli flakes if you prefer some heat
  2. Leave out the pasta if you looking for a low carb option, add more vegetable instead
  3. For homemade broth pop some chicken on the bone together with celery, carrots, thyme, rosemary, pepper and onion in a pot. Top up with water and simmer for a few hours. Strain and use the broth for the soup, discard the bones from the chicken and use the meat
  4. Cooking time may differ depending on where you live. In Johannesburg everything takes forever to cook due to altitude