Hearty chicken noodle soup

Hearty chicken noodle soup.
Hearty chicken noodle soup. 
Difficulty
Easy

A recipe from the Good Food collection.

Ingredients

800g chicken breast fillets

500ml good-quality chicken stock

2 celery stalks, diced

1 onion, diced

2 carrots, peeled and diced

1 parsnip, peeled and diced

2cm piece of fresh ginger

3 black peppercorns

220g fresh rice noodles

2 zucchini, diced

1 handful parsley, finely chopped

Method

1. Place the chicken, stock, celery, onion, carrot, parsnip, ginger, peppercorns and 250ml water in a slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours.

2. Remove the chicken fillets from the slow cooker and allow to cool slightly. When cool enough to handle, shred the chicken into bite-sized pieces.

3. Return the shredded chicken to the slow cooker and stir in the noodles and zucchini. Turn the slow cooker setting to high and cook for a further 1 hour.

4. Discard the ginger and season to taste with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Ladle the soup into deep serving bowls. Sprinkle with the parsley and serve.