Easy chicken noodle soup

For the chilly winter months, or if you have an invalid in the house, Sofia recommends this quick and easy chicken noodle soup. Another family favourite, this recipe is light, tasty, and heart warming.

Serves 4

Preparation time: 20 minutes | Cooking time: 40 minutes | Difficulty: Easy


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, diced
  • 1 large stick celery, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium potato, peeled and diced
  • 6 cups (1.5 litres) chicken stock
  • 300g chicken breast fillets, diced
  • 50g dried spaghettini pasta, broken into 5cm pieces
  • 2 tablespoons chopped flat leaf parsley leaves
  • Thick wholegrain toast, to serve


Step 1

  • Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat until hot
  • Add onion and cook, stirring often, for three minutes
  • Add carrot, celery and potato and cook, stirring often, for five minutes.

Step 2

  • Add stock, cover and bring to the boil
  • Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15 minutes
  • Add chicken and pasta, partially cover and cook for 8-10 minutes or until pasta is tender.

Step 3

  • Stir through parsley
  • Season to taste
  • Ladle soup into serving bowls
  • Serve with wholegrain toast.

Sofia's suggestions

  • A small serving, perhaps without toast, is great as an entree
  • Larger servings are perfect for lunch or a light dinner.

Recipe and image source

Recipe: Annette Forrest − Fresh Living, September 2005, Page 49
Image: Louise Lister