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Saffron Chicken Noodle Soup

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Saffron Chicken Noodle Soup

Saffron Chicken Noodle Soup - An exotic take on a classic comfort food

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Health Score:
9,1 / 10
Difficulty:
very easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
30 min.
Preparation
Calories:
262
calories
Calories

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Nutritional values

This stomach-soothing soup contains hardly any fat, but is packed with protein and fiber. 

Add a dash of cold-pressed grapeseed oil to the broth at the end - this makes it more nutritious and provides omega-3 fatty acids.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie262 kcal(12 %)
Protein26 g(27 %)
Fat2 g(2 %)
Carbohydrates32 g(21 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage8.5 g(28 %)
Vitamin A1.7 mg(213 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E5.3 mg(44 %)
Vitamin B₁0.3 mg(30 %)
Vitamin B₂0.2 mg(18 %)
Niacin13.9 mg(116 %)
Vitamin B₆0.6 mg(43 %)
Folate106 μg(35 %)
Pantothenic acid1.1 mg(18 %)
Biotin8.3 μg(18 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.3 μg(10 %)
Vitamin C75 mg(79 %)
Potassium891 mg(22 %)
Calcium154 mg(15 %)
Magnesium6 mg(2 %)
Iron5.4 mg(36 %)
Iodine18 μg(9 %)
Zinc1.9 mg(24 %)
Saturated fatty acids0.4 g
Uric acid198 mg
Cholesterol85 mg
Development of this recipe:

Ingredients

for
2
Ingredients
3 ounces
Orzo pasta (or other soup noodles)
5 ounces
1 ¾ cups
Vegetable stock (or vegetable broth)
2
small Carrots
1
small Zucchini
1
1 pinch
Saffron threads (0.1 grams)
Preparation

Kitchen utensils

2 Pots, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Peeler, 1 Fine-mesh sieve, 1 Slotted spoon, 1 Sieve

Preparation steps

1.
Saffron Chicken Noodle Soup preparation step 1

Bring pasta to a boil in plenty of salted water until al dente. Drain and rinse with cold water, drain again.

2.
Saffron Chicken Noodle Soup preparation step 2

While the pasta is cooking, rinse chicken breast fillets, pat dry, and cut into 1/2-inch) cubes.

3.
Saffron Chicken Noodle Soup preparation step 3

Pour stock into a pot and add diced chicken. Bring to a boil over medium heat and cook for 5 minutes.

4.
Saffron Chicken Noodle Soup preparation step 4

Using a slotted spoon, remove diced chicken from liquid. Pour the stock through a fine sieve and into a 2nd pot.

5.
Saffron Chicken Noodle Soup preparation step 5

Rinse carrots and zucchini. Trim and peel carrots. Slice carrots and zucchini into thin strips.

6.
Saffron Chicken Noodle Soup preparation step 6

Rinse and peel fennel, reserving the fronds. Halve bulb and slice lengthwise into thin strips.

7.
Saffron Chicken Noodle Soup preparation step 7

Bring broth to a boil. Add carrots, zucchini, fennel and saffron. Cook for 2 minutes over medium heat.

8.
Saffron Chicken Noodle Soup preparation step 8

Add chicken cubes and cook for another 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

9.
Saffron Chicken Noodle Soup preparation step 9

Add the warm pasta to the boiling broth. Ladle soup into bowls. Chop fennel fronds, sprinkle on the soup and serve.