Homemade chicken noodle soup – perfect for the freezing weather

The warmth and homemade taste of hearty, healthy chicken noodle soup lifts the spirit and is considered one of the ultimate comfort foods. The noodles in the soup can also be helpful in weight control, as they are high in carbohydrates and can help you feel full and satisfied quickly.


1 Tblsp olive oil

2 bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts (season both sides with salt and pepper)

1 large onion, diced

2 carrots, peeled and sliced

3 celery stalks, sliced

2 litres chicken stock (watch the video below)

1 bay leaf

A few sprigs of thyme

Salt and black pepper to taste

1 cup pasta (tagliatelle broken into smaller pieces)

2 Tblsps chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Heat olive oil in your stock pot over medium heat. Add chicken, skin side down and cook until browned, about three to four minutes. Flip and cook another two minutes. Remove from the pot and add the onions, carrots and celery. Saute for three minutes. Using a wooden spoon, deglaze the bottom of the pot. Return the chicken to the pot. Season with salt and pepper. Pour in the stock and add the bay leaf and thyme. Bring to a low boil and reduce the heat to low. Cover and let simmer for 30 minutes. Remove chicken. Remove and discard skin. Shred meat with a fork, discarding the bones. Return to the pot and add pasta. Bring to a low boil and cook until pasta is just done, about 8 minutes. Stir in parsley and serve.

WATCH Gordon Ramsay make homemade chicken stock

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