Herby Chicken Courgette Noodle Soup | Melissa Hemsley
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Herby Chicken Courgette Noodle Soup

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Herby Chicken Courgette Noodle Soup

There’s nothing quite like a warming bowl of chicken soup to make you feel a thousand times better. I used leftover roast chicken here and spiralized some courgette noodles which you can do with a julienne peeler or a regular peeler too.  If you’re after a veggie meal, simply swap the chicken for some mushrooms!


  1. Gently fry the onion in a large saucepan for 5 minutes, stirring from time to time.
  2. Add the garlic for a final minute.
  3. Add the broth, carrots and dried herbs and bring to the boil then straight away turn down to a medium heat to simmer until the carrots are tender, about 12 minutes. Use the time to turn the courgettes into noodles with a peeler or spiralizer.
  4. Turn up the heat and add the shredded chicken to the pan along with the courgette noodles to heat through for 1 minute then take off the heat, taste for seasoning, stir through the parsley and serve up with the toppings of your choice.


Serves 4

  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1 1/2 tbs ghee/butter
  • 2 large carrots, thinly sliced
  • 1 litre good quality chicken broth or stock
  • 1 tsp dried oregano or thyme
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil or rosemary
  • 3 large courgettes, in noodles using a spiralizer or julienne peeler
  • Sea salt and black pepper
  • 300 – 350g of cooked shredded chicken or add mushrooms if veggie
  • 1 large handful of fresh parsley, chopped, or fresh basil

To serve  

  • a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil
  • chilli flakes or extra black pepper
  • grated parmesan cheese

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