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.

Deidre Senior
Source: EatingWell Magazine, Winter 2004


Recipe Summary

50 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • 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 Facts

191 calories; protein 24.6g; carbohydrates 17.8g; dietary fiber 2.5g; sugars 2.6g; fat 2.6g; saturated fat 0.9g; cholesterol 51.8mg; vitamin a iu 5208.8IU; vitamin c 6mg; folate 25mcg; calcium 35mg; iron 1.8mg; magnesium 25.4mg; potassium 620.3mg; sodium 997.7mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

Reviews (10)

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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
I LOVE this version of Chicken Noodle soup! Only modifications I did one less tablespoon of ginger and extra chicken! = Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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: 3 stars
I will be making it again but would use half the amount of ginger. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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
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
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
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
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: 5 stars
Haven't tried this soup but I use the eggless noodles (No Yolks) w/o so much cholesterol. Anonymous TX Read More