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Lemon Coriander Chicken Noodle Soup

Whenever I feel lazy for very elaborate cooking, I take refuge in 'One dish Meals'. Lemon Coriander Chicken Noodle Soup is one such meal extremely easy on the stomach and ideal for the health conscious. So last Sunday was my calling when I had all the ingredients and the right mood to experiment. He


  • 500 gms Chicken (I used neck, wings etc)
  • 1 bunch Coriander leaves with roots
  • 1 tablespoon Coriander seeds
  • 3 - 4 garlic Crushed
  • 1 inch ginger Slice of (long thin slice)
  • 1 lemon (and a bit more) Juice of
  • to taste Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Pepper powder
  • 100 gms Noodles (you can use rice or egg noodles)
  • as required Water


  • Wash the coriander leaves along with roots. Make sure the roots are free of dirt. Cut the roots along with a bit of the stem.
  • Chop the leaves and keep aside.
  • Slightly bruise the roots and keep aside.
  • In a cooker/ pan, take the chicken along with the roots, coriander seeds, garlic, ginger, salt, pepper and about 2 cups of water.
  • Cover and cook till the chicken is cooked through.
  • Strain the stock into another pan.
  • Take out the chicken pieces and discard rest of the stuff.
  • Separate the meat from the bones and discard the bones as well.
  • Heat the pan containing the stock.
  • When it starts to boil, add the noodles.
  • When the noodles are half cooked, add the shredded chicken and chopped coriander leaves.
  • Squeeze in the lime juice. Taste and see if it has a lemony flavour. If not, add more. What we require is a balanced flavour of lemon and coriander.
  • If you feel that the broth is less, add more water.
  • Once it starts to boil, switch off.
  • Garnish with a slice of lemon and chopped coriander leaves and serve hot.