Chicken noodle soup is undeniably comfort food for many people (especially when they're not feeling well) and this version gets a healthful update. Whole-wheat egg noodles add fiber and nutrients and reduced-sodium chicken broth cuts the sodium. By all means use homemade chicken broth if you have it. Source: EatingWell Magazine, Winter 2004

Deidre Senior
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Bring broth to a boil in a Dutch oven. Add carrots, celery, ginger and garlic; cook, uncovered, over medium heat until vegetables are just tender, about 20 minutes.

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  • Add noodles and chicken; simmer until the noodles are just tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in dill and lemon juice.

Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.

Tip: Place boneless, skinless chicken breasts in a medium skillet or saucepan and add lightly salted water to cover; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer gently until chicken is cooked through and no longer pink in the middle, 10 to 12 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

191 calories; 2.6 g total fat; 52 mg cholesterol; 998 mg sodium. 17.8 g carbohydrates; 24.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (29)

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29 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2017
My go-to when anyone is sick. Also use chicken thighs instead for more favor. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
10/21/2016
I will be making it again but would use half the amount of ginger. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
01/08/2015
Too dilly and not enough zip I followed the recipe to the t but when it was done it was only okay. It seemed like it needed a little more zing to it pepper? lime instead of lemon? maybe flat parsley instead of dill? I wish I could have loved this because the ingredients are staples and it was so easy to make. Pros: Very easy to make Cons: The dill was almost overpowering. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2014
Add veggies! I aso doubled the veggies and garlic. Used whole-wheat rotini. Hope it cures my sick husband! Pros: Great flavor with the ginger and dill Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2014
This is a great chicken noodle soup. The heavy ginger and dill flavors give it an extra kick. It has a very strong flavor. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2014
Go-to comfort food This soup is almost perfect as is - just some minimal modifications. I used a rotisserie chicken upped the garlic and doubled up on the veggies. I use the full amount of dill and added a bit more lemon juice (about one whole small lemon worth). Top with some fresh shaved asiago cheese to ground the soup and it is perfection! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/09/2014
My go-to comfort food I have been making this soup for years and it has truly become a family staple comfort food. I always double the veggies and add a bit more garlic. Other than that it is perfect! The smell of the ginger and garlic cooking is almost as comforting as the finished product. I will pass this recipe on to keep in the family for years to come! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2013
Wonderful soup if you enjoy dill! I made this soup the other day and loved it! I'm a huge fan of the flavor of dill so when I saw this recipe I had to try! The only change I made to the recipe was I put diced tomatoes and extra celery in the soup instead of having carrots in it. I did this because I can't stand the taste of carrots. I was unsure of how tomatoes would taste in chicken noodle soup but I was more than pleased with the results! I don't think I'll be preparing this type of soup with out them for now on! I would highly recommend this addition to anyone! I froze the extra so I can keep enjoying the rest of this fantastic recipe! Pros: Delicious Simple to prepare wonderful for leftovers Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/22/2012
manky this soup makes me feel mankyish like ur mum Pros: manky Cons: manky Read More
Rating: 3 stars
10/08/2012
Ginger Noodle Soup with Chicken I call this Ginger Soup. 3 Tbs of Ginger is far too overpowering. 1 tsp might be OK but I'm leaving it out completely next time. Pros: Healthy Cons: Imbalanced flavors Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2012
I LOVE this version of Chicken Noodle soup! Only modifications I did one less tablespoon of ginger and extra chicken! = Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/04/2012
Love this version of Chicken Noodle soup! Only thing I can say I really modified is I think I really only put 2 tablespoons of fresh minched ginger cause I'm not a huge ginger fan and I think I have more than a pound of chicken! = Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2011
The ginger and dill added so much to the healthy and delicious taste of this chicken noodle soup. My cold flew the coup! I highly recommend this recipe. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/15/2011
amazing I'm normally not a chicken noodle soup person at all since it usually tastes so bland no matter how much salt and pepper I add. But decided to make this super healthy version for my sick husband. Its seriously the tastiest chicken soup I've ever had! The dill and ginger make all the difference in the world! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2011
Light and Flavorful! This is the best chicken noodle soup I've ever made and will keep this in my permanent file! My kids loved it. I bought two roasted chickens and removed the skin and shredded the breast meat. I used organic broth and vegetables. I minced all vegetables so the soup wasn't so chunky except for the chicken and noodles. The combination of ginger dill and lemon gave the soup flavor beyond belief! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This soup is very good but without the salt of other soups you really need to squish up the garlic and ginger and add the full amount of dill if it is going to have flavor. Also I added more than the 4oz recommended of noodles and that did not help things any. I would stick with the 4oz. It was solidly good but I did add some additional salt for flavor which alters the recipe in an unhealthy fashion and I think is kind of against the whole idea. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I make this soup again and again. Delicious. This year for Passover I substituted matzo balls for noodles and served for Passover. Huge hit! Lina Seattle WA Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This is an execellent hearty soup and very apppropiate for times when you need a little more TLC. Swapna Rochester NY Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Very nice soup its a keeper but maybe ill add something extra next time to inhance the falvor more i already added ground pepper when i made it which was very good. Sherihan Alexandria Eg Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This recipe is great so basic and easy. It is just a base to so much more. I add more garlic pepper took out the dill and added tyme and bay leaves for a more woodsie taste. I also cooked the broth and veggies for a few hours then added the noodles just before serving. Pruudiddy E.P. MN Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This soup is delicious. Old-fashioned chicken noodle -- but with a tang and twist. The lemon ginger garlic and dill really make it special so heap it on! Cece Portsmouth NH Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Not a big fan of this one. I found this quite bland. Looks pretty but tastes like water. Definitely need to use homemade stock here instead of canned. Jenny FL Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This is an excellent soup for colds: chock full of ginger garlic and chicken. I will definitely add this one to my permanent collection. Heidi Turner Seattle WA Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Haven't tried this soup but I use the eggless noodles (No Yolks) w/o so much cholesterol. Anonymous TX Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Very mild and pleasant tasting with the ginger lemon and dill combination. I used only 1 tbsp of the ginger and only one clove of garlic plus used homemade chicken broth. Anonymous Edmonton Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I just made this tonight and the family loved it. I didn't have reduced-sodium chicken broth so I used a combination of regular chicken broth and bouillion. Also I didn't have whole wheat egg noodles and used regular. I only used one large clove of garlic since my kids are small and picky. I did use the ginger and dill but eyeballed it and probably used less then it called for. But it was still chock full of good for you veggies and chicken and the little ones ate it up. Will definitely make it again but will add more carrots and celery next time. Christina Las Vegas NV Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This was excellent. Ginger really pairs nicely with chicken. I will start adding ginger to my chicken noodle soup every time I make it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
I purchased a rotisserie chicken breast and removed the skin before shredding. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
Surprisingly Delicious! I made this and even my 6 year old loved it!! She ate it every night for 3 days! This made plenty so I may cut the recipe in half next time. Pros: easy to make kid's loved it satisfying taste Cons: none Read More