Given the current weather AND economic climate, I’ve been looking for ways to eat well on a budget to share with you all! I also *hate* food waste so this recipe is perfect, it uses leftover chicken and you can throw in whichever veggies you might have in your fridge. Boiling the whole chicken extracts the collagen, nutrients, and amino acids which are beneficial for gut health and the function of the intestinal wall. If you don't have chicken leftovers, use chicken breast.


  • chicken carcass and any bones and leftover meat

  • leftover chicken jus, gravy, or juices

  • 3 celery sticks, chopped

  • Half a bag of spinach

  • 1 can creamed corn

  • 2 carrots, chopped

  • 2 spring onions

  • Half a packet vermicelli noodles

  • Coriander

  • 1 cube vegetable stock

  • Ginger

  • 4 garlic cloves


  1. Put the chicken carcass in a large pot.

  2. Pour boiling water into the

    pot so that it just covers the chicken and bring to a boil on high heat before turning the heat to low.

  3. Simmer for 1.5 hours, stirring occasionally. If you think the water level looks low, add more water.

  4. At 1 hour 15mins hours carefully remove the chicken carcass and any bones/skin

  5. Add the chopped celery, carrots, spinach, spring onions, ginger, garlic and veggie stock cube.

  6. After another 15 minutes add noodles and creamed corn.

  7. Serve in large bowls with coriander.

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