Roast Chicken Noodle Soup

Roast Chicken Noodle Soup

How good does this delicious Roast Chicken Noodle Soup look? It tastes even better!

Roast Chicken Noodle Soup www.feastingisfun.com
Roast Chicken Noodle Soup www.feastingisfun.com

Hi! Now it’s not very often I mention the words ‘low calorie’ or ‘low fat’ here, on feastingisfun – but, well it would seem, I may have put on a few pounds. I’m guessing I may not be the only one.

Am I right?

Roast Chicken Noodle Soup - delicious, easy to make and virtually fat free! www.feastingisfun.com
Roast Chicken Noodle Soup – delicious, easy to make and virtually fat free! www.feastingisfun.com

So I’ve come up with a delicious way to help you save money and keep your weight in check – this Roast Chicken Noodle Soup!

Seriously, one roasted, chicken breast, a few veg and this soup feeds 4 people!! It can easily be doubled, if cooking for a crowd, or kept in the fridge, waiting for a quick, thorough re-heat, after a long day at work!

Whats not to love?

Roast Chicken Noodle Soup low in fat, delicious and nutritious www.feastingisfun.com
Roast Chicken Noodle Soup low in fat, delicious and nutritious www.feastingisfun.com

I roasted a chicken breast quarter for this recipe, but leftovers from a Sunday roast would work perfectly. In fact we are having roast turkey today and I intend to make a batch of this soup with a little of the leftovers, for the week ahead!

Oh and did I mention this soup is virtually fat free???

One teaspoon of olive oil, to sauté the vegetables, is all the added fat there is!

I guess you could poach the chicken, instead of roasting it, but that would rule out leftovers AND all the flavour in this Roast Chicken Noodle Soup comes from roasting the meat, at the start.

I happily defer to the Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten in these matters. She has been cooking chicken, for her husband Jeffrey, for many, many years and if she says roasting chicken imparts the most flavour, well who am I to argue?

I also kinda have a confession!!!!

I have never liked, pre-made, chicken noodle soup. It’s what is know in our family as ‘headache food!’ Don’t ask me how it got that name, it just did.

Now, in the interests of clarity, I’m talking packet soups. You know the flat packets that when ripped open reveal powder and dehydrated vegetables. Never liked the chicken noodle one – loved minestrone though!

Roast Chicken Noodle Soup - not from a packet mix!! www.feastingisfun.com
Roast Chicken Noodle Soup – not from a packet mix!! www.feastingisfun.com

So creating this recipe was a double challenge. Firstly to see if I could make a Roasted Chicken Noodle Soup with very little fat and secondly, to see if I could eat it (without getting a headache) and enjoy it and make it taste way better than the packet soup from my childhood. That’s three things – never mind!

Anyway, I totally scored on all points. This Roasted Chicken Noodle Soup is delicious, low-fat nutritious and no headache!!!!

This is how to make it:

Recipe: Serves 4 portions Roast Chicken Noodle Soup

Approx 225g/8oz Roast Chicken – deboned, skin off and shredded

1tsp Olive Oil

1 Medium Onion – finely diced

3 Carrots – finely diced

2 Celery Sticks – finely diced

1/2tsp Fresh Thyme – strip the leaves from the stalk (halve if using dried)

1 Chicken Stock Cube (I prefer Knorr stock cubes) dissolved in 1.2l/2 pints boiling water

100g/4oz Vermicelli or other small, dried pasta

Salt and Pepper to season

Method:

Roast a breast quarter of chicken, at 180C for 30-40 minutes, until cooked through.

One delicious roasted chicken breast quarter.
One delicious roasted chicken breast quarter.
When slightly cooled, remove the skin and shred the chicke, discarding any bone.
When slightly cooled, remove the skin and shred the chicken, discarding any bone.

Alternatively shred approximately 225g/8oz of roast chicken or turkey.

Place a large pan, over a medium heat and add the oil.

Add the diced onion, carrots and celery to the pan.
Add the diced onion, carrots and celery to the pan.

Saute the vegetables until just softened, approx 7 minutes.

Add the shredded chicken and fresh thyme to the pan.

Pour over the chicken stock.
Pour over the chicken stock.

Weigh out the noodles of your choice.

I used broken up vermicelli.
I used broken up vermicelli.

Add the noodles to the soup.

Taste for seasoning. Add salt and pepper as necessary.

Simmer for 5 minutes, or until the noodles are cooked.

Serve immediately.

Roast Chicken Noodle Soup add some parsley to garnish and serve. www.feastingisfun.com
Roast Chicken Noodle Soup add some parsley to garnish and serve. www.feastingisfun.com

To make a hearty meal out of this soup serve with some thick, crusty bread like my Wholemeal Cob Loaf or Wholemeal Loaf.

If you want to avoid carbs altogether, you could add shredded cabbage, or spirilized courgette (zucchini).

This Roasted Chicken Noodle Soup is absolutely delicious, quick to make, fab for using up leftovers and feeds 4 people for very little. It’s a win-win recipe and one I shall be making frequently.

Are you battling a few extra, post Christmas pounds?

If you love this Roast Chicken Noodle Soup then you might want to have a look at these –

Carrot Soup also low fat,

FF Carrot Soup
Carrot Soup served with crumbled Stliton cheese.

Leek and Potato Soup leave out the cream and you will lower the calories in this delicious soup!

Leek and Potato Soup velvety comfort.
Leek and Potato Soup velvety comfort.

Roasted Garlic Butternut Squash Soup.

FF Roasted Garlic Butternut Squash Soup
Roasted Garlic Butternut Squash Soup just add crusty bread!

Let me know if you make this soup? I love reading your comments.

Sammie xx

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Hi, I'm Sammie, a young 40 something girl who loves life, Jesus, her family, cooking, gardening and photography. I have a passion for sharing and encouraging others to share. My way is to show love through food whilst having fun. Hence Feasting Is Fun!!

2 thoughts on “Roast Chicken Noodle Soup”

  1. Awww…this soup makes me homesick! I’ll admit I am spoiled. My mom makes fresh noodles at home AND still makes sure I always have a supply in my pantry. I know…I’m the youngest, what can I say! I love your idea of breaking up the longer noodles though. This soup is the perfect remedy to have you feeling back on track and ready to take on the world! Thanks Sammie! – Liz

    1. Your mom sounds like the sweetest lady and so clever, making her own noodles. I wouldn’t even know where to start! No wonder you are such a great cook. Sammie xx

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