Tuesday 15 January 2013

Chicken Noodle Soup

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!

Chicken Noodle Soup is the dish for you if you have a flu, cold or are unwell. It is renowned the world over for being the food for winter. This aromatic broth will warm you right up on a snowy winters day.

Chicken is a meat which the Prophet Muhammad (saw) was reported to have eaten once or more than once in his lifetime.

Ginger is mentioned in the Quran in Surah Dahar Verse 17. Allah is describing the people of Paradise and He says:

And they will be given to drink there a cup (of wine) mixed with Zanjabil (ginger).

This soup contains both chicken and ginger. When eating it, we should try and remember the above, and inshallah we will gain the reward of acting out a sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (saw).

A Simple List of Ingredients:

1. Chicken or Vegetable Stock

2.Fresh Ginger
3. Fresh Garlic
4. Chicken
5. Spring Onions
6. Noodles
7. Salt and Pepper
8. Soy Sauce
9. Peas
10. Sweetcorn

Bismillah, let's begin!  

Pour the 2 pints of chicken or vegetable stock into a large soup pot, and bring to the boil.

Finely slice 2 garlic cloves and 1 large piece of ginger.

Once the stock is boiling ..

Add 1 pound of chicken

And, add the ginger and garlic.

Bring to the boil, and then simmer for 30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked. 

Slice 6 spring onions.

Once the chicken is cooked, use a slotted spoon and remove from the pot.

Allow to cool before handling, and then cut into slices.

Add the spring onions to the pot.

Add the noodles. I used udon noodles but you can add any type you like and as much or as little as you like.

Add 1 cup of frozen peas and 1 cup of sweetcorn.

Add 1 tablespoon of soy sauce.

Return the chicken to the pot, and cook for 10 minutes. You can add more water depending on how thick you like your soup.

 Season with salt and pepper, to taste. You could also add sliced green chillies for more spice.

Serve with crusty bread.

Full Written Recipe:

Chicken Noodle Soup


·      2 pints Chicken Stock
·      2 Garlic Cloves, peeled and sliced
·      1 large piece Ginger, peeled and sliced into matchsticks
·      1 pound Boneless Chicken Pieces
·      6 Spring Onions, sliced
·      Handful of Noodles
·      1 cup Frozen Peas
·      1 cup Tinned Sweetcorn
·      1 tablespoon Soy Sauce
·      Salt and Black Pepper, to taste


1. Pour the stock into a large soup pot and bring to the boil. Add the chicken pieces, ginger and garlic.

2. Bring to the boil and then simmer covered for 30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked.

3. Remove the cooked chicken with a slotted spoon. Allow to cool slightly, and then shred or slice it.

4. To the pot, add the spring onions, sweetcorn, peas, soy sauce, noodles and chicken. Cook for 10 minutes.

5. Season with salt and pepper, and serve!


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