Cold-blasting Chicken Noodle Soup

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Total Time
35mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is the favorite soup at our house whenever anyone has a cold. We invented it over time, adding more spices as we went! The combination of the garlic, onion, ginger, chili pepper and cilantro really seems to give the immune system a boost. (But if you don't like one of these ingredients -- or don't have it on hand -- just leave it out; the soup will still taste good!) I prefer using leftover roast chicken for this recipe, but you can also use uncooked chicken -- just let it simmer in the broth until it cooks. And note: if you don't have lemon pepper, just use plain black pepper.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat the chicken broth with the bay leaf until broth boils.
  2. Add pasta; return broth to boil.
  3. Add chicken and lemon pepper; return broth to boil.
  4. Let mixture cook until pasta is done, about 10 minutes (if you're using uncooked chicken, test the chicken for doneness-- but it should be cooked by the time the pasta is done).
  5. Add ginger, garlic and onion; cook a few more minutes until onion pieces start to turn translucent.
  6. Stir in cilantro and chili; cook one more minute, then serve.
Most Helpful

5 5

My 11 year old and I really enjoyed it, but my husband thought it was too heavy on the onion. It is spicy, which was a nice change.

5 5

Wonderful soup! It's a nice change from the more traditional. And I think it did help ease my cold!!!

5 5

I have to give this soup a 5 star rating. It was a soup that I was sceptal about because of the amount of cilantro, but I was wrong. It had a really nice taste and my family loved it and asked for more.