09 Jul Friday Files – The Perfect Chicken Noodle Soup
The Healthy Chefs – Chicken Noodle Soup
The ingredients in my healthy chicken noodle soup have been specifically selected to help strengthen the immune system and help fight cold, flu and allergies. Garlic and ginger are potent detoxifying and antiviral herbs to help the body get rid of toxins, stimulate circulation and boost your immune system. Chicken is a great source of complete protein which provides amino acids necessary to nourish your immune system. 100 % Buckwheat noodle has an earthy flavour and is gluten free. Shiitake are a good anti-viral to help your body fight illness, whist spinach helps to alkalinize the body, creating the perfect environment for your cells to nourish and heal.
6 cloves garlic, finely sliced
1 tablespoon finely grated ginger
1 bunch coriander root, washed and finely chopped
400 g skinless chicken breast, thinly sliced
500 ml low salt chicken or vegetable stock
500 ml water
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
1 clove finely chopped garlic
100g baby spinach leaves
100 g shiitake mushrooms
1 bunch broccolini
1 lime juiced
1 tablespoon tamari soy sauce
100 g cooked 100 % buckwheat noodles (I like spiral food variety)
coriander or shiso leaves
Combine the garlic, stock, ginger, coriander root, stock, water, chicken and mushroom into a large pot and bring to the boil.
Simmer over a medium to low heat for 8 minutes to allow the flavors to infuse into the stock.
Add the broccolini followed by the spinach, coriander leaves and lime just before serving. Taste the soup and season slightly with tamari soy sauce
Warm the noodles and divide into serving bowls.
Ladle the soup over the top and enjoy.