Homemade Chicken-Noodle Soup with Garlic-Chili Mojo
October, 2004

Serves 4–6 / Although chicken soup is often recommended for easing a cold, it may also help prevent one. You can garnish with thin slices of ginger, garlic, lemon, or jalapeño pepper for extra immune support.

Homemade Stock
3-4 pounds chicken, cut into 10 pieces
4 stalks celery, cut into quarters
4 medium carrots, cut into quarters
2 medium onions, cut into quarters
4 black peppercorns
2 bay leaves
12 cups water
Salt, to taste

Soup
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup chopped onion
2 cups peeled and sliced carrots
1 cup chopped celery
6 cups chicken stock
2 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cooked and shredded
2 cups cooked egg noodles
Salt and cracked black pepper, to taste

Mojo Topping
1 tablespoon finely minced fresh ginger
1 tablespoon freshly pressed garlic
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper


1. To make stock, rinse chicken parts in cold water. Put all stock ingredients, except salt, in a large stockpot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat. Simmer 2 hours, skimming froth from surface occasionally. Remove from heat. Remove chicken pieces; discard skin. Dice and save meat for soup. Strain broth and discard remaining solids. Season with salt to taste. If making ahead, refrigerate; remove any solidified fat before using.

2. To make soup, warm 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add garlic, onion, carrots, and celery. Sauté 3–5 minutes.

3. Add 6 cups chicken stock and stir. Bring to a boil, reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 30–40 minutes or until vegetables are soft. Add cooked chicken and cooked noodles. Simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.

4. Combine all mojo ingredients in a small bowl and stir until blended. Drizzle over hot soup.



Nutrition Facts Per Serving (with 1 teaspoon mojo): Calories: 219 calories,% fat calories: 27, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 1g,Cholesterol: 41mg, Carbohydrate: 22g, Protein: 19g, Fiber: 4g, Sodium: 459mg