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 and will help keep those flu bugs away!
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!
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, so that you can make it quickly, when you need it most, and it can start to cure those ills as soon as possible.
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, and 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 soup 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.
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 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!) too!
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 as the remaining noodles were able to go into a delicious Stir Fried Sesame Chicken, Leek and Noodles dinner that same day.
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 giving the soup its heat helping to clear out your sinuses. 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.
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.
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! 🙂
- 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.
*If you don’t have any left over chicken just cook and shred a 200g chicken breast.
If you enjoyed this chicken noodle soup recipe and you’re still in need of a further chicken soup boost to help clear out the remnants of that cold or flu, then be sure to try my equally simple easy chicken soup recipe. It’s also perfect for soothing winter aches and pains!
Right, next week. What’s coming? Well, Tuesday’s recipe is a complete change from the focus of today’s. It’s a salad! An Avocado Prawn and Coconut Salad. I know, a salad!! But you know I’m hoping my creation of this recipe now will entice summer out of it’s box here earlier!
Then on Thursday, as it’s close to the weekend I thought we could also bring that forward and enjoy an 80/20 treat by way of a delicious homemade easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Tray Bake!
Anyway, have an amazing weekend for now and I hope you’ll catch up with me for these recipes next week!
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