Chicken noodle soup, a simple staple in a full house of seven…especially when all of my minions are ill. Yesterday was one of those days, I won’t go into details except that it was an exceptionally long night for my husband and myself. The best thing about this recipe is your dishes are minimal: a cutting board or two (one for your meat, one for your veggies), a stock pot, and a decent knife. I would typically have made a crusty bread to go with this, but I have to choose my battles on some days so we just went with crackers. I made use of some of that giant bag of organic thyme my mom gave me back around Thanksgiving. I still have about a half pound left.
Try this cheddar and sage biscuit recipe to accompany the soup.
Chicken Noodle Soup
- 12 cups chicken broth
- 1 onion diced
- 2 chicken breasts cooked and chopped into bite-size pieces
- 3 cups egg noodles
- 1 cup carrots chopped
- 1 cup celery chopped
- 3 tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp garlic minced
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1 bay leaf
- In a stock pot, melt the 3 tbsp of butter at medium to low heat (butter burns quickly).
- Add the chopped onions, garlic, and chicken breasts to the melted butter and saute until the chicken is fully cooked.
- Remove chicken, garlic, and onions and set aside so as not to overcook the chicken. (optional: I typically skip this step since my family is always chomping at the bit.)
- Into the same pot, add the broth, chopped carrots, and celery. Raise the heat to medium and bring to a covered boil.
- Let broth, carrots, and celery boil for 10 minutes (until the carrots are tender), then add the chicken, onion, and garlic back into the pot.
- Once it comes back to a covered simmer, add the bay leaf, thyme, pepper, and salt.
- Let everything simmer for at least 5 minutes, then add the egg noodles and turn off the heat; replace lid.
- Allow the noodles to cook in the residual heat for 10-15 minutes or until al dente. Remove the bay leaf and serve. Top with fresh parsley as a garnish.
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