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Grown-Up Chicken Noodle Soup

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“It's chicken noodle soup... you know and love it and there's nothing more comforting... now it's just a little more sophisticated!”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large pot, combine broth, anise and cinnamon.
  2. Cook over medium high heat for 10-15 minutes until fragrant.
  3. Add chicken to liquid and poach until just cooked (about 15 minutes).
  4. Remove chicken to a plate to cool.
  5. Bring salted water to a boil in a medium size pot.
  6. Add noodles and cook al dente, 4-6 minutes.
  7. Strain noodles and rinse with cold water, then set aside.
  8. Heat olive oil in a saute pan over medium heat.
  9. Saute leek, celery, carrot and garlic for about 5 minutes until soft and fragrant.
  10. Add portobello mushroom and saute for 5 minutes.
  11. Remove anise and cinnamon from broth.
  12. Add broth to sauteed vegetables, bring to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes.
  13. Meanwhile, slice the cool chicken breasts into 1/4 inch pieces.
  14. Add chicken, noodles and spinach to the simmering broth.
  15. Cook for 2-4 minutes until the spinach has wilted.
  16. Taste for seasoning and adjust with salt and pepper to suite.
  17. Serve immediately with a hearty chunk of french bread.

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