Diabetic Cooking

Soups & Stews

Quick chicken noodle soup

Preparation time: 5 minutes. Cooking time: 20 minutes.


  • 2 cans (14.5 ounces each) 50% less sodium, fat-free chicken broth
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt-free herb seasoning (such as Spice Islands Salt-Free Original Seasoning or Mrs. Dash)
  • 2 teaspoons instant minced onions
  • 2 cups uncooked, cholesterol-free egg noodles
  • 1 can (10 ounces) 96% fat-free chunk chicken in water
  • 1 can (15 ounces) no-salt-added mixed vegetables, drained
  • Black pepper to taste


Place broth, water, salt-free seasoning, and instant minced onions in a 2-quart pan and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium and add noodles; cook until tender (approximately 6–8 minutes). Drain and flake chicken; stir into soup along with vegetables. Season with black pepper to taste. Heat through.

Yield: 9 1/2 cups. Serving size: 1 cup.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 89, Carbohydrates: 10 g, Protein: 10 g, Fat: 1 g, Saturated Fat: <1 g, Sodium: 284 mg, Fiber: 2 g

Exchanges per serving: 1/2 starch, 1 nonstarchy vegetable, 1 very lean meat. Carbohydrate choices: 1.

This recipe was developed by Tami Ross, a Diabetes Nutrition Specialist and Certified Diabetes Educator in Lexington, Kentucky.