Saturday, January 13, 2018

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Ian was feeling quite under the weather the other day complaining of a sore throat, headache, and low grade fever so I immediately thought I should make some chicken noodle soup.  To me, nothing says comfort quite like soup.



However, since chicken soup was not on my menu plan I wasn't able to plan ahead.  Typically when I make homemade soup I am using up leftover chicken and I'll broth set aside to use... but I used all my leftover chicken and broth to make Chicken Pot Pie so I had to tweak my recipe.

I quickly cooked up some chicken tenderloins and used chicken bullion to make my broth.  The results were just as yummy as always!

Ingredients:

10 cups water
5 chicken bullion cubes
2 stalks celery; sliced
2 large carrots; peeled and sliced
1 Tbsp onion flakes
1 tsp minced garlic
2 bay leaves
1/4 tsp rosemary
1/4 tsp thye
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 lb chicken tenderloins
1 12oz bag of egg noodles

In a large pot on the stove I heated up the water, added the chicken bullion, celery, carrots, onion flakes, garlic, bay leaves, rosemary, thyme and lemon juice.  I kept these ingredients simmering on the stove.


In a separate frying pan I quickly browned up the chicken and when it was mostly cooked through I chopped the chicken into bite sized pieces and added them to my giant pot.  I then left the soup simmering for a few hours until we were almost ready to eat.



I tend to prepare my soups in the morning or around lunch time and let them simmer until dinnertime to give the flavors lots of time combine, however, you can cook up the soup much faster simply by turning up the heat.  If I had wanted to serve the soup right away I would have made sure to cook the chicken fully and then brought the pan of broth and veggies to a boil.  I would have added the chicken and the noodle and served when the noodles were done cooking.

When it was just about time to eat I brought the pan to a full boil and added the whole bag of noodles.  As soon as the noodles were done cooking I removed the pan from the stove and let it sit for a few minutes until it was cooled off enough to eat.



Now I should warn you that my soups often come out more like stews; with very little broth and this is the case with this batch.  As I let the pan sit to cool off the noodles soaked up more and more broth so there was't much left.  If you like more broth you can either cut back on the amount of noodles you use (maybe just use 1/2 a bag instead of a whole bag) or add 3 more cups of water and another bullion cube.

I served the soup with some fresh bread and butter and on a cold, snowy, winter night, it really hit the spot!



Linking Up With:






Strawberry Butterscotch





16 comments :

  1. I LOVE Chicken noodle soup! Just last week, I made a chicken noodle casserole I’ll share on the blog in a few weeks. This is a great recipe, so soul soothing! Happy weekend! xo

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I was thinking of make a turkey noodle casserole this week! Great minds thinking alike again... :) I have lots of leftover turkey still in the freezer and when I was a recipe for tuna noodle casserole I was reminded how much I used to like that but knew my boys would not eat anything with tuna so I thought "I should make something like that but use the leftover turkey!"

      Delete
  2. Always our favorite! It's soooo good and homey the kids love to eat it anytime

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. My kids really like it too; well, two of them anyway.

      Delete
  3. I LOVE chicken noodle soup. It is just so comforting :) Yours looks delish!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Replies
    1. He is thank you! His voice still sounds funny but other than that he's much better.

      Delete
  5. There is nothing like a pot of homemade chicken soup simmering on the stove!
    Your recipe uses a few ingredients I have not tried in mine. I will be fun to try your version. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  6. that looks like a nice bowl of soup. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks! It sure hit the spot on a cold winter's night.

      Delete
  7. Yummy! I love chicken noodle soup! Your recipe sounds delicious...thank you for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I love making soups but I have never made chicken noodle. I happen to have some left over chicken in the fridge and all the ingredients....I'm gonna make this tonight and recap it on TBB at the end of the month!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh wonderful! Let me know if you like it.

      Delete