Teresa *G*


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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30 Min
45 Min
Stove Top


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
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)


1Add all ingredients, except noodles, chicken and garnish, to a large stockpot or dutch oven and bring to boil. (For slow cooker see NOTE.)
2Lower heat to low-boil or simmer and cook until carrots are tender.
3Remove and discard bay leaves.
4Add extra broth or water, if needed, return to full boil and add noodles.
5After it, again, comes to a boil, lower heat to medium and cook for 9 minutes, stirring occasionally.
6Add chicken and simmer 2 minutes or so; taste and add extra seasoning, if needed.
7Serve garnished with fresh parsley or chives, if desired. Refrigerate or freeze leftovers.
8NOTE: 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