Moroccan-style Chicken and Noodle Soup


Moroccan-style Chicken and Noodle Soup

Exotic Moroccan Chicken Soup with Fragrant Spices

In Moroccan cuisine, flavors are rich and aromatic, with a perfect balance of spices. This Moroccan-style Chicken and Noodle Soup is a delightful twist on the traditional Mexican dish, Sopa de pollo y fideos. Infused with Moroccan spices and herbs, this soup will transport you to the vibrant streets of Marrakech.

Jan Dec

20 minutes

40 minutes

60 minutes

4 servings


Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Low-fat, High-protein, Balanced diet


Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Keto, Low-carb


While the original Mexican Sopa de pollo y fideos is typically seasoned with Mexican spices like cumin and chili powder, this Moroccan adaptation incorporates a blend of fragrant spices such as cumin, coriander, turmeric, and cinnamon. The addition of Moroccan herbs like parsley and cilantro adds a fresh and vibrant flavor to the soup. We alse have the original recipe for Sopa de pollo y fideos, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 320 kcal / 1340 KJ
  • Fat (total, saturated): 8g, 1g
  • Carbohydrates (total, sugars): 25g, 6g
  • Protein: 35g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Salt: 1.5g


  1. 1.
    In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic, and sauté until they become translucent.
  2. 2.
    Add the ground cumin, ground coriander, ground turmeric, ground cinnamon, paprika, and cayenne pepper (if using). Stir well to coat the onions and garlic with the spices.
  3. 3.
    Add the chicken pieces to the pot and cook until they are browned on all sides.
  4. 4.
    Pour in the chicken broth and water. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and let it simmer for about 20 minutes.
  5. 5.
    Add the diced carrots, celery, bell peppers, and zucchini to the pot. Simmer for an additional 10 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.
  6. 6.
    Stir in the cooked noodles, chopped parsley, and chopped cilantro. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. 7.
    Let the soup simmer for another 5 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
  8. 8.
    Serve the Moroccan-style Chicken and Noodle Soup hot, garnished with additional fresh herbs if desired.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Chicken — Make sure to cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces to ensure even cooking.
  • Noodles — Cook the noodles separately according to the package instructions and add them to the soup just before serving to prevent them from becoming mushy.

Tips & Tricks

  • For an extra burst of flavor, toast the ground spices in a dry pan before adding them to the soup.
  • If you prefer a spicier soup, increase the amount of cayenne pepper or add a pinch of red pepper flakes.
  • Feel free to customize the vegetable selection based on what is in season or your personal preferences.
  • Serve the soup with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice for a tangy twist.
  • This soup tastes even better the next day, so consider making a larger batch for leftovers.

Serving advice

Serve the Moroccan-style Chicken and Noodle Soup in individual bowls, garnished with fresh herbs and a drizzle of olive oil. Accompany it with warm crusty bread for a complete and satisfying meal.

Presentation advice

To enhance the presentation, sprinkle some additional chopped fresh herbs on top of the soup just before serving. You can also serve it in traditional Moroccan bowls or tagines for an authentic touch.