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Asparagus Chicken Noodle Soup with Leeks and Peas

by Adina 09/05/2016 10 comments

, Asparagus Chicken Noodle Soup with Leeks and Peas
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Delicate and delicious spring soup with asparagus, peas, noodles and tender chicken pieces. A light and healthy soup, easy to make and completely satisfying.

I have been making this soup for years now, changing it from time to time, according to what vegetables I happen to have in the fridge at the moment. I made it with white and green asparagus, with sugar snap peas instead of the regular ones, with turkey instead of chicken or without any meat at all and I don’t think I have ever used the same kind of noodles twice. I normally use any kind of rest noodles I happen to have in an open package in the pantry.

Asparagus Chicken Soup

The only thing I am particular about is the chicken stock or bouillon used, I think without a good base there’s no way you would ever get a tasty soup. I use a homemade chicken stock most of the times, but if you don’t have the time to prepare that first or you are generally not into making your own stocks and broths, use the best organic bottled stock or stock cube you can buy.

Asparagus Chicken Soup

When buying stock cubes or powder my main concern is to buy products which are free of mono sodium glutamate and other chemicals, sugar and other weird stuff I don’t even know by name. I tried many, many products, some bought at the local supermarket, some in wholefood shop, some online. Eventually I found my favorites (but only vegetable stock), which I buy most of the times now. There is nothing else inside except of vegetables, salt and spices. I still haven’t found a chicken stock that I like and which is free of weird stuff, so I actually never use anything but homemade chicken stock and replace that with vegetable stock cubes when I don’t have any real stock in the freezer. I don’t use them often though and when I do, I normally add some homemade garlic-herb paste, parsley paste or even pesto to the dish to increase the taste.

But I don’t want to give you a sermon regarding stock cubes and stuff, you know better what you like best. 🙂

Asparagus Chicken Soup

Asparagus Chicken Soup

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, Asparagus Chicken Noodle Soup with Leeks and Peas
Ingredients
  • 225 g/ ½ pound white or green asparagus
  • 1,2 liter/ 5 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 350 g/ 12.3 oz chicken breast, skinless and boneless
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 100 g/ 3.5 oz soba noodles or other noodles of choice
  • 1 handful peas
  • 1 small leek
  • a few sprigs parsley and dill
  • salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Clean the asparagus and cut away the woody lower part of the stalk. If using white asparagus, peel the stalks using a vegetable peeler and starting peeling right under the head of the asparagus. Cut the asparagus into pieces, about 4 cm/ 1.6 inch long.
  2. Bring the chicken or vegetable stock to a boil. In the meantime chop the chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces. Add them to the stock, together with the asparagus and the chopped garlic clove. Cook for about 5 minutes. Add the peas and the soba noodles and continue cooking for another 5 minutes or according to the packet's instructions. If you use other noodles, follow the cooking instructions and adjust the cooking time accordingly.
  3. In the meantime shred the leek very finely and chop the herbs. Add them to the soup and adjust the taste with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.
 

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Monica 10/05/2016 - 17:48

This looks sensational. Growing up, noodle soups were a big part of life and I still think it’s wonderful comfort food. This is light yet satisfying.

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Lisa | Chocolate Meets Strawberry 10/05/2016 - 20:59

So true what you say about store-bought stocks and stock cubes, Adina. I find the same thing, and there’s only one brand of vegetable stock powder that I have found I like and that isn’t full of strange-sounding ingredients. Unfortunately (but logically), the good-quality stocks are always so expensive, so I agree that making your own is the only way to go. You save so much money, plus you know exactly what is going into it! This light and lovely soup looks like the best way to enjoy homemade stock!

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Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen 11/05/2016 - 09:27

Soups are good any day for me!! And this asparagus chicken soup sounds wonderful – so many flavors and different texture to love. Love the addition of soba noodles! 🙂

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Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary 27/06/2016 - 18:56

I’m a huge fan of light soups like this anytime of the year! Love that you kept this spring inspired with the asparagus! And I’ll take double noodles please! 😉 Cheers, friend!

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Karen @ Seasonal Cravings 11/10/2016 - 01:18

I never put asparagus in soup but what a great idea. Looks light and delicious!

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Adina 11/10/2016 - 06:52

Thank you, Karen. We love this soup too, can’t wait for the spring to make it again.

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Kate @ Framed Cooks 23/10/2016 - 15:20

This looks like a beautiful reminder of spring in the midst of fall – can’t wait to try it!!

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Pamela @BrooklynFarmGirl 27/03/2017 - 03:40

This is a great idea for lunch/dinner ?

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Nammi 31/03/2017 - 14:08

oh yumm, perfect for sick days and cold rainy days. have a nice weekend

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