Our chicken noodle soup is the final recipe for using chicken three ways. We first cooked the whole chicken through spatchcocking it to create a deliciously succulent spatchcock BBQ chicken. From the leftovers, we then used roughly 100g of the chicken, shredding it to create a beautifully creamy chicken, leek and bacon pie that was topped with crispy filo pastry.
Now, with the chicken carcass left and the roughly 75g of chicken, we can make a soup full of fresh aromatics and flavours that will warm you up through the chillier days.
You can serve this soup with a side of homemade rosemary focaccia, oven baked until it is perfectly golden and crisp to mop up the final juices left in the bowl.
Here is how to make our Chicken Noodle Soup…
- Begin by making your chicken broth. Make sure any remaining meat has been stripped from the chicken carcass and then place it in a large stock pot and cover with water (you want to add lots of water and then allow it to reduce down).
- Add the onion, and one of the carrots roughly chopped. Then add 2 sticks of celery, roughly chopped. Add a pinch of Maldon Salt, black peppercorns and then the sprigs of parsley and thyme.
- Place the pot onto the hob and bring to the boil. Once boiling reduce the temperature to a very low simmer and allow this to bubble away for 1 – 2 hours. Occasionally checking the water to make sure it hasn’t reduced to rapidly, adding more if needs be. If there is scum rising on the surface, make sure to skim this off.
- After an hour or two you should be left with a wonderfully flavoursome broth or stock.
- Drain the broth through a sieve and discard the carcass and vegetables. Set the clear broth aside.
- To make the soup, start by cooking the angel hair pasta according to the packet instructions. Then drain, rinse off the starch, and set aside tossed in a little olive oil to stop it sticking together.
- Place the clear broth back into a pan and bring to a simmer. Peel the carrot and then finely slice, along with the remaining celery. Place these into the broth and allow them to boil for a few minutes to cook. Add any leftover chicken to the broth now and the handful of kale or cavolo nero, cooking for a further minute.
- Finally add the chopped parsley and check the seasoning, adding some more Maldon Salt or cracked black pepper if required.
- To serve, arrange the angel hair pasta at the base of two bowls. Then ladle over the hot broth with vegetables and chicken.
- Finally drizzle with some EVOO and serve.