Mmmmm.... Home Made Chicken Noodle Soup

This was a bit random... I didn't quite get what I wanted at the store (ok, I forgot) - so a lot of this is made of bits and pieces I got out of my cupboard.

On the plus side, it tastes AWESOME, especially with a bit of lime juice in the mix.

Ingredients (Makes 4-6 servings)

3 half chicken breasts (diced)
2 cartons Swanson's Organic Chicken Broth
1 yellow, sweet onion
4 tsp crushed garlic
3 tsp crushed ginger
1 tsp chopped basil
1 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tbsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 packet rice noodles (from a pack of Pad Thai fixings I had in the cupboard)
1 lime per person


Pour the broth into a large saucepan, and put on high heat (you might want to do this part later, if you're not reasonably quick with a knife).
Add garlic, ginger, chopped basil, cumin, cinammon, cayenne pepper and the kosher salt to the broth.
Cut the chicken breast into 3/4" cubes (or however you prefer), and throw them into the pan.
Slice the onion in half, and then cut each half from root to tip, into very thin slices. Throw them into the broth too.
Bring to a boil on high for about 5 minutes, stirring.
Turn the heat down to about Medium, and cover. Leave for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
10 minutes before the end, add the noodles.
5 minutes before the end, add the black pepper.

Serve with the lime cut into 4 pieces. Squeeze into the soup to taste. (Personally, I like it with a whole lime's worth of juice).

Enjoy - it's spicy, hot, good, and chickeny. Bit expensive compared to the Campbell's stuff, but I think it was worth the effort.

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