Healthy Chicken Noodle Soup

Few things in this world are as comforting as a hot bowl of healthy chicken noodle soup. Not only is it a remedy for the soul, the broth itself pulls nutrients from all of the ingredients making them readily accessible to our bodies! This cosy healthy chicken noodle soup is packed with flavours that will transport you into grandma’s kitchen and it has immune boosting properties. Can we all agree to call this the new “soup-er” food, everyone?

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Health Benefits of Chicken

Chicken has been a staple of our diet for many years. In fact, it was one of the first animals to be domesticated for food.  Although factory farmed meats should be avoided, when we look at organic pasture-raised chicken it is clear why it has stood the test of time.

Here are a few of the health benefits of chicken:

  • It has immune system boosting and powerful antioxidant properties due to the presence of selenium – more than half of your daily value in just one serving of chicken
  • Chicken helps your body naturally produce energy due to the presence of all the B vitamins
  • It is an excellent source of protein which elevates your mood, improves your muscle mass, and helps balance your blood sugar
  • Chicken also has amazing detox properties due to the presence of sulfur-containing amino acids like methionine

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Healthy Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

(gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, soy-free, nut-free)

Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 30 minutes | Serving size: 6

Ingredients:

  • 7 cups chicken stock
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 celery stocks, chopped
  • 2 large carrots, chopped
  • 1 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Tbsp fresh parsley or 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 2 cups gluten free noodles
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Add the chicken stock, chicken, and bay leaves to a large pot. Bring to a boil, lower the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients, except for the noodles, and cook on medium for 25 minutes or until the carrots are soft.
  3. Remove the chicken breasts from the pot and shred with a fork.
  4. Add the noodles and chicken back to the pot and cook for an additional 5 minutes or as directed on the noodle package. If the healthy chicken noodle soup is too thick add additional stock or water.
  5. Season with salt and pepper and enjoy piping hot. If you want to kick your cold to the curb add a sprinkle of cayenne pepper.

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Healthy Chicken Noodle Soup
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Recipe type: Soups Sides
Cuisine: Gluten Free
Serves: 6
 
Few things in this world are as comforting as a hot bowl of healthy chicken noodle soup. Not only is it a remedy for the soul, the broth itself pulls nutrients from all of the ingredients making them readily accessible to our bodies! This cosy healthy chicken noodle soup is packed with flavours that will transport you into grandma’s kitchen and immune boosting properties. Can we all agree to call this the new “soup-er” food, everyone?
Ingredients
  • 7 cups chicken stock
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 celery stocks celery, chopped
  • 2 large carrots, chopped
  • 1 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Tbsp fresh parsley or 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 2 cups gluten free noodles
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Add the chicken stock, chicken, and bay leaves to a large pot. Bring to a boil, lower the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients, except for the noodles, and cook on medium for 25 minutes or until the carrots are soft.
  3. Remove the chicken breasts from the pot and shred with a fork.
  4. Add the noodles and chicken back to the pot cook for an additional 5 minutes or as directed on the noodle package. If the healthy chicken noodle soup is too thick add additional stock or water.
  5. Season with salt and pepper and enjoy piping hot. If you want to kick your cold to the curb add a sprinkle of cayenne pepper.

2 Comments

  1. Free on August 24, 2017 at 8:09 am

    This recipe was easy but my soup was really bland.. I definitely had to doctor this up.

    • Jesse Lane Lee, CNP on August 24, 2017 at 12:26 pm

      I’m sorry to hear that. What kind of stock did you use? I make my own stock that simmers for hours with lots of herbs. It is so flavourful that it tastes yummy by itself. I find store bought stock is usually super bland and that could be why the recipe didn’t turn out for you.

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