• Serves 4
  • 80 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 9 Ingredients


This delicious winter soup is hearty and healthy.

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 1L (4 cups) salt-reduced chicken stock
  • 1.2kg whole chicken
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 leek, thinly sliced
  • 3 carrots, coarsely chopped
  • 2 celery sticks, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 fresh or dried bay leaf
  • 70g spaghetti pasta


  1. Place stock and 2 cups (500ml) water in a large saucepan over medium heat and bring to the boil. Add chicken, breast-side down. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes. Remove from heat. Cover and set aside for 10 minutes.
  2. Transfer chicken to a bowl. Strain stock into a large bowl or jug. Discard solids. When cool enough to handle, remove and discard skin from chicken. Shred meat from bones. Discard bones. Skim fat from stock using a metal spoon and paper towels.
  3. Heat oil in same cleaned saucepan over medium-high heat. Add leek, carrot, celery, garlic and bay leaf and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until leek has softened. Add reserved stock and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, cook pasta in a saucepan of boiling salted water, following packet instructions, or until just tender. Drain. Using kitchen scissors, cut pasta into 3cm lengths. Remove bay leaf from soup and discard. Add pasta and shredded chicken to soup and cook for 2 minutes or until heated through. Serve.

  • Glad I came across this recipe, been wanting to make my own instead of having to buy the ones out of the can! Thanks for sharing!


  • Wow this looks so easy and delicious to make for my family. I will have to try and make this during the school holidays :-)


  • I have been searching for a chicken noodle soup all week, this one looks the easiest :) Thank you!


  • I think we all have our own version of chicken noodle soup – this is like my aunts!


  • Thank you for sharing. I never really got the recipe right. Will try this


  • Not only does it look great, but apparently it’s guilt free as well.


  • Exactly how my Nonna used to make it. Delicious!


  • weight watchers- thanks for these great recipes. i love them


  • this looks so much better than my chicken soup! thanks for sharing


  • This looks eelicious! We still have lots of cool weather her in Tassie.


  • A really nice looking recipe! Thanks for sharing this! Just great!




  • The perfect soup recipe, love chicken soup and looks so delicious


  • Thanks for this chicken soup recipe – you can never ever have too many chicken soup recipes.


  • Love a good chicken noodle soup.


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