Glowing Turmeric Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe
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Glowing Turmeric Chicken Noodle Soup

A vibrant but mild immune-bolstering turmeric soup with chicken and noodles and everything comforting. As perfect for cold days as it is for cold season. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Author: Jennifer Pallian BSc, RD


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 1 to 1 1/2 tsp coarse salt
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 lb chicken thighs
  • 1 litre/quart unsalted chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 2 oz spaghetti or egg noodles


  • Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and 1/2 tsp of salt and cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is very soft, about 10 minutes. Stir in turmeric and cook a minute, then add chicken, broth, water, parsley, and another 1/2 tsp of salt. Bring to a boil then cover and simmer until chicken is cooked through, about 15 minutes. Remove chicken from the soup using a slotted spoon and transfer to a cutting board.
  • Add the noodles to the soup (if using spaghetti, break it into thirds or quarters). When chicken is cool enough to handle, shred it with two forks or chop coarsely with a knife. Return chicken to pot and continue cooking until noodles are tender. Taste and add another 1/2 tsp salt as needed.