Nutrition and Eating

Recipe: Chicken Noodle Soup with Poblano Pepper

Who says you need to sacrifice taste in the name of nutrition? This recipe for chicken noodle soup is rich in antioxidants and vitamins, but doesn’t slack on flavor. Bonus: It’s so easy to make, even kitchen rookies will be heating up their stoves.


  • 2 ½ cups water (boiling)
  • 2 ½ ounces egg noodles
  • ¾ teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • ¾ cup celery, diced
  • ¾ cup carrots, diced
  • ¾ cup yellow onions, diced
  • ¾ cup poblano peppers, diced
  • 4 ounces white chicken, diced
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 ounce base chicken


  1. Heat oil and add carrots, celery, onion and peppers
  2. Cook until vegetables are tender
  3. Add water and bring to a boil
  4. Add bay leaf, chicken and base chicken
  5. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring often
  6. You can thicken with a slurry

Learn more about the health benefits of poblano peppers in the Health Library:

Recipe courtesy of Chef Tom Tiner, Executive Chef at Bethesda North Hospital.
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