We have a case of flu in our house at the moment, so last night I made Chicken Noodle Soup to help with the recovery. Oh, this is so yummy I'm getting hungry just thinking about it! I would eat it any day, poorly or not. And it is a perfect dish to use up whatever vegetables are left in fridge. I like mange tout a lot but yesterday I used broccoli because that was what we had.
Chicken (leftover roast is perfect)
Chicken Stock Cubes
Garlic - lots!
Chillies, Red or Green
Chinese Five Spice
Cook the noodles according to the instructions on the packet. If the chicken is fresh, cook this too before you start with the soup. Bring the water to the boil and put in the stock cubes, garlic, chillies, chinese five spice, ginger, star anise and soy sauce. Allow for the flavours to develop bit, then taste and adjust with extra spices if needed. Add the mushrooms, broccoli and chicken and cook until the vegetables are soft but with a bite. Chuck in the spring onions towards the end, letting them warm through but not cook. Put the noodles at the bottom of a bowl, then ladle over the broth, vegetables and chicken. Slurp away!