CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP

Teresa G.

By
@BlueGinghamApron

Chicken soup (aka Jewish penicillin) is one of those foods that is enjoyed by almost every culture. This is my recipe for a delicious, warm, comforting soup that really does make me feel better.


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Serves:

8

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

45 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

2-3 qt
homemade chicken broth/stock (commercially canned will work, but not as tasty)
1 large
sweet onion, peeled and chopped
2-3 medium
carrots, sliced approximately 1/4" thick
2 stalk(s)
celery, sliced or coarse chopped
1 clove
fresh garlic, finely minced
1 tsp
chopped fresh thyme
3
bay leaves, fresh or dry
1 Tbsp
chopped fresh flat leaf italian parsley
1/8 tsp
fresh ground black pepper (more or less, to taste)
1 pinch
dried sage
1 dash(es)
hot sauce (optional)
1 pinch
cayenne pepper (optional)
1 pinch
turmeric, ground
1/2 tsp
sea salt (more or less, to taste)
8-10 oz
wide noodles, uncooked (or your favorite)
2-3 c
cooked chicken, shredded and roughly chopped
extra parsley or chives for garnish (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Add all ingredients, except noodles, chicken and garnish, to a large stockpot or dutch oven and bring to boil. (For slow cooker see NOTE.)
2
Lower heat to low-boil or simmer and cook until carrots are tender.
3
Remove and discard bay leaves.
4
Add extra broth or water, if needed, return to full boil and add noodles.
5
After it, again, comes to a boil, lower heat to medium and cook for 9 minutes, stirring occasionally.
6
Add chicken and simmer 2 minutes or so; taste and add extra seasoning, if needed.
7
Serve garnished with fresh parsley or chives, if desired. Refrigerate or freeze leftovers.
8
NOTE: To make in a slow cooker, add all ingredients except noodles, cooked chicken and garnish. Cook on low setting for 6-8 hours or on high for 4-5 hours. Cook noodles according to package instructions, drain noodles and then add to slow cooker. Add chicken, cover cooker and allow chicken to heat thoroughly (about 10-15 minutes) before serving. Good add-ins include mushrooms, squash, peas, white beans, kale etc...

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken Soups
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Diabetic, Low Fat, Dairy Free, Soy Free
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy, Heirloom