Saturday, December 11, 2010

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

SO. SIMPLE. It practically makes itself :) And need I mention it's WAY better than any canned soup you've EVER HAD!?!

I throw 2 chicken breasts in a crock pot and make shredded chicken to add to this soup. If you have leftover chicken, a rotisserie chicken, or even if you want to bake some and chop it- any of those options would work fine.

2 quarts chicken broth
1.5 cups chicken (I prefer shredded)
2 celery stalks, chopped
3 carrots, chopped
1 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tsp dried thyme
8 oz noodles (I use brown rice noodles)
1 TBSP fresh parsley, chopped
** a handful of fresh spinach for some extra greens :)

So, in your large soup pot, drizzle some Grape Seed Oil, garlic, and your celery, carrots, onion, thyme and S & P and let it saute for 5 minutes. Then add your chicken broth and uncooked noodles and let them cook for 5 minutes. Lastly, add your cooked chicken and parsley (and spinach if you want) and let it simmer for another 5- 10, by then your noodles should be fully cooked (use them as your guide to when the soup is done!) Then, it's ready to serve and it's umm, umm, UMM GOOD!


Krissa said...

So do you cook the pasta before putting it in? I should've asked earlier...I just put them in the I guess I'll find out soon enough?

Andrea said...

No, you did it right girl.... your pasta cooks while it's in the soup.... adjust your cooking time if the noodles aren't quiet done, but they should be fine! Let me know how you liked it! I just made this recipe last week!!!

Anonymous said...

So easy and SO good. Nick said it was the best soup I'd ever made.... It only took 30 min! Thanks for the recipe Annie.

-Ksamp :)

Andrea said...

HEY Ksamp..... that's quite the complement! Glad you AND your hubby liked it, isn't it great that it's so quick??? Thanks for always leaving comments, love to know that you are using the recipes and enjoying them! Loves to you!

Krissa said...

Hi Annie...I loved this soup! So easy and yummy. We froze half and had it tonight. I love when one meal can double as two! Unfortunately, Rick wasn't as crazy about it as me, but I think I just need to add in some flavors to spice it up for him...any ideas? Oh, and is it okay if I put it on my blog...linked to you of course! :)

Amy @ Increasingly Domestic said...

This looks amazing! I have never made soup before, but this looks so easy! Thank you:)

Amanda said...

I featured this today on my blog - todays top 20! I'd love for you to stop by! :)