Chicken Noodle Soup

This is a great use of the carcass of a roast chicken and it really makes the difference to the soup, to make your base like this, instead of using stock cubes.

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Slimming Eats Recipe

Extra Easy – syn free per serving

 

Chicken Noodle Soup
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Serves 4
Ingredients
  • for the soup base:
  • 1 Roast Chicken Carcass
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons of Italian Herbs
  • salt and black pepper
  • for the soup:
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, finely chopped
  • 1 parsnip, finely chopped
  • 80g of uncooked spaghetti, broken in half
  • some leftover cooked chicken (I saved some meat from the Roast Chicken)
  • fresh Italian parsley
  • salt and black pepper
  • low calorie spray
Instructions
  1. Spray a large pot with low calorie spray over a medium high heat, add the onion, carrots, garlic and Italian herbs and fry for a few mins to soften. Break up the chicken carcass and add to the pot.
  2. Cover with 2 litres of water and season well with salt and black pepper. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for approx 1-1½ hours.
  3. Drain the soup base over a sieve, so that you just have the liquid/stock and set aside.
  4. Clean pot and spray with some low calorie spray, add the onion, carrots and parsnips and fry till softened and lightly golden. (I like to add a parsnip into my soup as I find it gives a lovely flavour)
  5. Add in the homemade stock and bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for about 1 hour, until veg is tender.
  6. For the last 20 min of cooking time, add in the cooked chicken and spaghetti.
  7. Season to taste with salt and black pepper and garnish with chopped Italian parsley.
  8. Divide among bowls and enjoy!!

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The recipe above has been calculated for Slimming World, however for those of you following the Weight Watchers plan or another calorie controlled type diet. Below is the approx. nutritional information:

(This was a hard one to work out nutritional information for, as all skin was removed from chicken prior to roasting)

Approx. NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

per serving

Calories

210

Fat

2.1g

Saturated Fat

0g

Total Carbohydrate

27.4g

Dietary Fibre

4.3g

Sugars

6g

Protein

             19.7g


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  • Mary Riddle

    Will be making this for sure! Thanks for posting it Siobhan! :)

  • Nikki @ Road to Less Cake

    This looks really hearty and tasty.