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.

Chicken Noodle Soup - Dairy Free, Slimming World and Weight Watchers friendlySlimming Eats Recipe

Extra Easy – syn free per serving

Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Paleo and Whole30 friendly


Chicken Noodle Soup
Serves 4
  • 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 (use Spaghetti Squash, Spiralled Zucchini or another alternative to make this gluten free)
  • some leftover cooked chicken (I saved some meat from the Roast Chicken)
  • fresh Italian parsley
  • salt and black pepper
  • spray oil
  1. Spray a large pot with spray oil 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!!

Chicken Noodle Soup - Dairy Free, Slimming World and Weight Watchers friendly

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)


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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.

  • Fiona Mac

    I’ve never made anything from a chicken carcass. I’ve got to try this as it looks really yummy! 🙂