Healthy Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe | Best healthy chicken noodle soup

Have you ever tried the healthy chicken noodle soup recipe? OKAY, DONE. Traditional chicken noodle soup is already relatively healthy. But we made it even healthier by adding kale, using low-sodium broth, and using boneless skinless chicken breast. We also used gluten-free noodles, although egg noodles would work just as well. You do what you want.

YIELDS4 serving(s)
PREP TIME10 mins
TOTAL TIME1 hr 5 mins
CAL/SERV714

how to cook Healthy Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

Healthy Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe: Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound skinless boneless chicken breasts
  • Kosher salt
  • ground black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 huge chopped onion 3 large peeled and sliced carrots
  • 3 celery stalks, chopped
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • Swanson Chicken Broth 5 c.
  • 3 cups water
  • Thyme in a small bunch
  • 1 bay leaf 1 box gluten-free noodles (12 oz.)
  • 1 bunch of stemmed and shredded Tuscan kale
  • 1 lemon juice
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Healthy Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe: Directions

Step 1

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a big pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Season the chicken all over with oregano, salt, and pepper before adding it to the saucepan. Cook until brown and well cooked, about 8 minutes per side.

Step 2

Remove from the saucepan and set aside for 10 minutes before cutting into small parts.

Step 3

Add around 2 tbsp chicken stock to the skillet (it should boil quickly! ), then scrape up and golden chicken parts with a wooden spoon. Cook until most of the liquid has evaporated, then add the remaining tablespoon of oil.

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Step 4

Heat the oil and add the onion, carrot, and celery. Season with salt and pepper and simmer for 5 minutes, or until the vegetables begin to soften. Cook until the garlic is aromatic, about 1 minute.

Step 5

Pour in the broth and water, then add the bay leaf and thyme. Bring to a steady simmer and leave to cook for 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Step 6

Increase the heat and bring the sauce to a boil before adding the noodles. Cook for 7 minutes, or until the noodles are soft. Remove the thyme stems and bay leaves, then toss in the greens, lemon juice, and chicken. Ref.

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