Chicken Noodle Soup with Dill

Chicken Noodle Soup with Dill

28 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine Winter 2004

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.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • 10 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 medium carrots, diced
  • 1 large stalk celery, diced
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 ounces whole-wheat egg noodles, (3 cups)
  • 4 cups shredded cooked skinless chicken breast, (about 1 pound; see Tip)
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, or to taste


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  1. 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.
  2. Add noodles and chicken; simmer until the noodles are just tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in dill and lemon juice.
  • 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 information

  • Serving size: about 1 1/2 cups
  • Per serving: 191 calories; 3 g fat(1 g sat); 2 g fiber; 18 g carbohydrates; 25 g protein; 25 mcg folate; 52 mg cholesterol; 3 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 5209 IU vitamin A; 6 mg vitamin C; 35 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 998 mg sodium; 620 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 4 lean meat

Reviews 28

October 06, 2016
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By: nadia hussein
I will be making it again but would use half the amount of ginger.
January 07, 2015
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By: Cathy
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.
October 12, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
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
August 11, 2014
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By: vanessaw
This is a great chicken noodle soup. The heavy ginger and dill flavors give it an extra kick. It has a very strong flavor.
August 09, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
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!
August 09, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
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!
May 06, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
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
November 22, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
manky this soup makes me feel mankyish like ur mum Pros: manky Cons: manky
October 08, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
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