Cold Fighting Chicken Noodle Soup

Just in time for the flu season! This comforting and nutritious chicken noodle soup from DamnDelicious will have you feeling better in no time.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 celery ribs, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon minced lemongrass
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 5 cups chicken stock
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 3/4 cup uncooked ditalini pasta
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives

Instructions

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion, carrots and celery. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in garlic, ginger, lemongrass, thyme and rosemary until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes.
  2. Whisk in chicken stock, bay leaves and 1 cup water; bring to a boil. Add chicken; reduce heat and simmer. Cook, covered until the chicken is cooked through, about 10-12 minutes. Remove chicken and shred, using two forks; set aside.
  3. Stir in pasta and cook until tender, about 8-10 minutes.
  4. Stir in chicken and lemon juice; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  5. Serve immediately, garnished with chives, if desired.