Easy chicken noodle soup

Easy chicken noodle soup




  • 4 cups (1L) stock
  • 4 cups (1L) water
  • 2 leeks (white part only), finely sliced
  • 2 large garlic cloves, peeled and bruised
  • 2 tsp freshly grated ginger
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 cloves
  • 400g skinless chicken breast, finely sliced
  • 150g wholegrain pasta/noodles, broken into pieces
  • 50g spinach leaves, sliced


Add stock, water, leeks, garlic, ginger, bay leaves and cloves to a medium saucepan and bring to the boil.

Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.

Add chicken and noodles, bring back up to a simmer and cook for 8 minutes until noodles are soft and cooked through.

Add spinach leaves 2 minutes before the end to soften in the soup.

Discard bay leaves, cloves and garlic cloves and serve.

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Serving Suggestions


  • If you don’t have two leeks, use a combination of leeks, spring onions and/or onions.
  • Bruising the garlic gives off a mild garlicky flavour as opposed to strong garlic knockouts that would keep the most serious of vampires away. To bruise a clove, just press down firmly with the flat part of a knife to squish it. Don’t worry if it breaks apart, you can scoop out the bits regardless.
  • This recipe was created by Jay Rogers for Kidspot, New Zealand’s best recipe finder. You can follow Jay at The Moodie Foodie and on FacebookTwitter or Pinterest.

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