Onion, garlic, oil, sweet corn, noodles, chilli, ginger, chicken carcass (left over from a roast), few bit of chicken
15 mins + 2 hours for stock
Sainsbury’s are now selling a whole chicken for £3.30! Making chicken dishes far more reasonable. Chicken noodle soup is a great cheap comfort dish and even better if you can be bothered to make your own stock. This is a student friendly version using mainly store cupboard items. I am aware I’ve used peas rather than sweet corn, sweet corn is much nicer if you have it!
Making your own chicken stock is very easy and much tastier. Simply put a chicken carcass and all the scraps of chicken in a pan, cover the chicken with water, put the lid on the pan and bring to the boil then bring down to a simmer for a few hours. The drain all the liquid out into another bowl and et voila, your very own stock!
To make the chicken noodle soup, fry an onion until soft with a clove of garlic. Then add a small amount of chilli, a generous grating of ginger and some sweetcorn once they are all mixed together add and your chicken stock and some pieces of chicken. Bring to the boil, throw in your noodles and cook until soft. Serve with a glug of soy sauce.