Chicken Noodle Soup

Ingredients 200g Smoked bacon lardons 200g baby potatoes, quartered 2 large carrots, diced 3 sticks celery, chopped 1 large leek, chopped 1 tbsp butter 4 chicken breast fillets, cut into chunks 2 tsp dried parsley 2 ltr vegetable stock 300g egg noodles 200g pearl barley Salt and pepper to taste Method Melt the butter in a pot Cook the bacon until it is browned Add the chicken and cook until browned Add the vegetables, barley, parsley, and stock Season with salt and pepper Cover and simmer for an hour and a quarter Add the noodles and cook for another 15 mins