Flu busting spicy chicken noodle soup is the ultimate soup recipe to make you feel better if you’re feeling under the weather. Ready in just over half an hour, this brilliant quick healthy meal is a great way to use up any chicken leftovers!
Folks, no matter what time of the year it is, this flu busting spicy chicken noodle soup is the ultimate spicy chicken noodle soup recipe to help combat colds and flu.
We all remember being fed bowls of chicken soup by our mothers when we were ill, don’t we?
Chicken soup was always the ultimate cure for all sicknesses. Whether it was actually a cold or flu or you were just feeling not quite right, chicken soup was always there. And just seemed to make you feel better!
My mum always had her staple chicken noodle soup recipe for colds and flu.
However, sometimes you don’t want to wait ages until your chicken soup is ready.
That’s why I’ve created this quick healthy spicy chicken noodle soup recipe.
You can make it quickly, when you need it most, and it can start to cure those ills as soon as possible. This is the best soup for a cold!
Yes you could reach for a can of chicken soup off those supermarket shelves but it just isn’t the same as homemade, is it?
Goodness knows what unnecessary additives will have been added to it anyway.
So without further ado let’s get on with this homemade ultimate flu busting spicy chicken noodle soup!
When considering the ingredients for this chicken noodle soup for colds, I kept them as minimal, but as beneficial as possible.
If you’re feeling under the weather you don’t want something that’s going to take ages to cook or have a long list of ingredients to shop for.
How To Make Chicken Noodle Soup
Now, obviously if you have homemade chicken stock then all the better but good quality chicken stock cubes will suit perfectly otherwise.
Leftover chicken too is perfect for this recipe, but if you don’t have that to hand then quickly grill up a chicken breast and shred it by using a fork to pull apart the cooked meat.
I usually always have some odd spring onions left over in the fridge so I added those. I used some frozen sweetcorn and a handful of basic white mushrooms.
If you want an authentic oriental style bowl of chicken noodle soup then by all means buy shiitake mushrooms. I chose also to keep this recipe as budget conscious as possible (as usual!).
The egg noodles are pre-cooked ones from a packet, not dried ones. I was able to get a 300g packet for £1 (at the time of writing this post) so that was a bonus.
The leftover noodles were able to go into a delicious Stir Fried Sesame Chicken, Leek and Noodles dinner.
The rest of the ingredients are store cupboard spices and condiments which hopefully you’ll have equally to hand too.
The addition of the chilli gives the soup its heat helping to clear out your sinuses. I always like spicy soups for colds.
Talking of the benefits of this soup…..
A question often posed about the healing powers of chicken noodle soup is how exactly is chicken noodle soup good for you?
Well I’ve done some investigation and as you can imagine there are a lot of theories and studies.
So let me break down the main reasons I’ve found below as to why is chicken noodle soup good for a cold?
How is Chicken Noodle Soup Good For You?
- Chicken stock contains lots of vitamins and minerals and the steam from this hearty broth helps to clear up congestion in your nose and throat.
- Chicken is a great source of protein, which supports the immune system. This is very beneficial when your body feels weak and drained during illness.
- The vegetables contain vitamin C that’s known to fight off viruses thus helping the body recover from illness more quickly.
- The noodles provide a serving of carbohydrates making you feel full and satisfied.
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Other Popular Chicken Soup Recipes For You To Try
- This easy chicken soup recipe is a great quick healthy meal to put together if you don’t have the luxury of left over chicken lying about.
- Easy Moroccan chicken soup is a delicious hearty and full bodied soup made from the popular spices of Morocco. Thick and comforting this is an easy to make all in one quick healthy meal.
- Simple chicken and vegetable soup. Simple because it’s made with basic vegetables, a chicken breast and stock cubes. It’s just a really tasty and satisfying simple soup recipe. A quick healthy meal all in one!
Flu Busting Spicy Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe
So, the next time you feel under the weather, OR you just want a delicious comforting meal full of all of these healing properties, then make a pot of this excellent homemade spicy chicken noodle soup!
I’d love to hear what you think of my recipe in the comments below and please do rate my recipe if you like it! 🙂
Flu Busting Spicy Chicken Noodle Soup
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- 1.4 L Chicken stock
- 200 g cooked shredded chicken*
- 2 spring onions sliced
- 60 g sweetcorn canned or frozen
- 80 g white mushrooms sliced thinly
- Pinch of dried ginger
- ¼ tsp hot chilli powder
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- Freshly ground salt and pepper
- 100 g egg noodles
- 1 small red chilli deseeded and sliced into small slivers
- 1 tsp parsley freshly chopped
- Pour the chicken stock into a large pot / saucepan and bring to the boil.
- Add the cooked chicken, spring onions, sweetcorn and mushrooms to the stock and allow to simmer for 20 minutes
- Stir in the ginger, chilli powder, soy sauce and season to taste.
- Add the noodles and sliced chilli and simmer for a further 8 – 10 minutes.
- Serve in bowls with the parsley sprinkled over.