Homemade Chicken Soup-- an Updated Recipe post

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. Great soup. Home made soups are the best.
    x, Julie

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    1. Thanks! We're getting some snow today and I'm thinking it's definitely a soup day today.

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  2. This is a bit how I make my soup too but I also add more vegetables. I love to simmer it all day!

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    1. I think the key to any really great flavorful soup is the slow simmer.

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  3. Pinning this for the next round of serial illnesses here!

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    1. Thanks for the pin! I hope you all stay healthy and don't need it.

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  4. Your homemade chicken soup looks delicious and thanks so much for sharing them with us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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