Chicken soup for the… Stomach

24 May

Another favourite of mine is the classic chicken noodle soup. It’s like a nice big hug in a bowl. It’s good for what ails ya and it’s a low GI delight. With just over 400 calories and very little fat, it’s good for your waistline too.

Try adding garlic, ginger, bok choy and soy sauce for an Asian twist! Wow! I’m an ideas lady, that’s for sure.

Ingredients (serves 4)

2 tbs olive oil
1 x medium onion, finely chopped
1 x medium carrot, diced
1 x large stick celery, thinly sliced
1 x medium potato, peeled and diced
6 cups chicken stock
300g chicken breast fillets, diced
50g dried angel pasta, broken into 5cm pieces (or any small pasta eg. Risoni)
2 tbs chopped flat eaf parsley leaves

Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat until hot. Add onion and cook, stirring often, for 3 minutes. Add carrot, celery and potato and cook, stirring often, for 5 minutes.

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.

Stir through parsley. Season to taste and enjoy your nice warm hug. Then hug yourself for making such a delicious and healthy meal. Mmmm!


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