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Lemon Dill Chicken Noodle Soup

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I need this soup right now.  I woke up yesterday with a sore throat and general yuck feeling…..you know, like all you want to do is lay on the couch and watch endless hours of Law and Order (yes, I’m a Law and Order junkie).  When I’m feeling like this, soup is the perfect medicine.  The warm broth soothes my throat and warms me up from the inside out.

So yesterday, before I collapsed on the couch, I rallied and put together a pot of this wonderful lemon dill chicken noodle soup.  It was SOOO worth it.  The lemon and the dill go together perfectly to add both brightness and just a hint of citrusy tartness and I love the little ring noodles, just because they’re kind of fun.  The best thing is this makes a nice big pot, so I have plenty of leftovers for lunch and if I’m still not feeling better, dinner tonight.

Lemon Dill Chicken Noodle Soup

  • 1 lb boneless chicken breast, cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp dill
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 10 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup large rings pasta (if you want lots of noodles, add 2 cups)
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • juice and zest from 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup parsley, minced

Heat olive oil in a large soup pot over medium heat.

Add carrots, celery, onion, garlic, dill, salt and pepper to the pot.  Saute until onions are translucent, about 5 minutes.

Pour in chicken stock, increase heat to high, cover and bring to a boil.  Stir in chicken pieces, reduce heat back to medium and cook for about 5-8 minutes, until chicken is no longer pink.

Stir in pasta and peas and cook for an additional 8-10 minutes, until pasta is tender.

Remover from heat immediately and stir in lemon juice, zest and parsley.

ENJOY!

 

 

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Becky

Friday 24th of January 2014

I just finished making this, as I am home sick from work today. I omitted the peas, because I don't like peas, and stirred in a cup of baby spinach after taking the soup off the heat. The soup is delicious -- the lemon and dill are very bright. I'm feeling better already. Thanks for a great recipe!

Lisa

Friday 24th of January 2014

I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the soup, Becky, the spinach is a great idea, I'm going to have to give that a try! I hope you're feeling better soon. :)

Melanie @ Carmel Moments

Wednesday 22nd of January 2014

Looks bright and comforting. I love soups. This one looks like a winner.