Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Whenever anyone in the house is feeling a bit under the weather I like to make some chicken noodle soup.  To me, nothing says comfort quite like soup.



Typically when I make homemade soup I am using up leftover chicken and I almost always have some frozen broth set aside to use from cooking a whole chicken in a crock pot... but I have gotten quite good at making chicken soup even without any leftover chicken or broth.

I can usually cook up some chicken tenderloins and used chicken bullion to make my broth.  In  real pinch I've even used canned chicken to make my soup.  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; heated through and cut into bite sized pieces (or 2 cups leftover chicken; diced)
1 12oz bag of egg noodles

In a large pot on the stove I heat up the water, chicken bullion, celery, carrots, onion flakes, garlic, bay leaves, rosemary, thyme, lemon juice and chicken.  I like to keep these ingredients simmering on the stove for several hours.  You want to cook the soup until the vegetables are nice and tender.






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 brought the pan of broth and veggies to a boil.  Then added the noodles as soon as the vegetables were tender.

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.


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





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

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    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!"

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

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

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

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

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  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!

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

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

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

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  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!

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  9. Congratulations!
    Your post is featured on Full Plate Thursday and thanks so much for sharing it with us! Hope you have a very special week and hope to see you again soon!
    Miz Helen

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