We love making soups that are hearty and delicious. Follow along with us to make this awesome soup recipe that uses Fideo noodles.
Chicken Fideo Soup –
We love cooking with Fideo noodles and this recipe definitely features them. Fill your bowl with delicious Fideo noodles and then cover with broth, chicken and Parmesan cheese.
Ingredients Needed for Chicken Fideo Soup Recipe
- Boneless skinless chicken breasts
- Fideo noodles
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Celery stalks
- Fresh thyme, crushed
- Low-sodium chicken stock
Warm and Comforting Chicken Fideo Soup Recipe
- 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 1” cubes
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
- 1 medium onion, diced fine
- 2 medium carrots, peeled and dived
- 2 celery stalks, diced
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, crushed
- 8 cups low-sodium chicken stock, divided
- 1 cup Fideo noodles, cooked and drained
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon zest
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon ground or freshly grated nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- pepper to taste
- Freshly grated Parmesan cheese, to taste
Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat in a large stockpot or Dutch oven. Add onion and sauté 2 minutes until just beginning to soften. Add carrots, celery (including leaves) and thyme and sauté 4 minutes.
Add chicken, salt, pepper and 4 cups chicken stock. Partially cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are tender.
While soup is simmering, cook Fideo according to package directions in remaining broth until al dente. Reserve 2 cups of cooking liquid before draining pasta. Drain pasta and transfer to a medium bowl and toss with remaining olive oil. Cover and set aside.
Just before serving, add Fideo to Dutch oven. Stir and remove from heat.
Add lemon zest, lemon juice, nutmeg. If soup is too thick, add a little bit of the reserved cooking liquid to desired consistency.
To serve, divide Fideo among individual serving bowls and top with hot soup. Add freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
Garnish with additional fresh cracked pepper and fresh parsley and thyme if desired. Serve with hot crusty bread and/or a crisp, garden salad for a light and delicious meal. Enjoy!
Can I Substitute Chicken Thighs for Chicken Breasts in This Chicken Fideo Soup Recipe
Yes, for a bit more flavor, you can use economical boneless, skinless chicken thighs instead of the chicken breasts, but be sure to trim and remove any excess fat first.
Where to Find Fideo Noodles?
The fideo noodle should be in the noodle section of your grocery store. If you can’t find them, you can substitute “vermicelli” noodles and cut them into thirds. Vermicelli noodles are about the same thickness of a Fideo noodle.
What to Serve with Chicken Fideo Soup
This light and flavorable soup is perfect for lunch or as a light dinner paired with a fresh garden salad and crusty bread. Learn how to make a basic salad here.