Chicken Noodle Soup
My husband currently has a “man cold” so thankfully I had this series of posts already lined up. Chicken soup is the best, when you’re feeling under the weather.
My youngest son Christopher LOVES chicken soup. He would eat it every day if he could.
This recipe is easy and not many ingredients. Again using a store bought rotisserie chicken.
For this batch I used fresh carrots, celery, onions, and escarole. However depending on just how easy I am trying to whip it up, I sometimes use frozen carrots and already chopped onions and celery.
After washing the vegetables I then chop them into little pieces, and place them into the large pot.
I then add 4 (32oz) Swanson chicken broth. I bring the broth and veggies to a boil, then reduce to a simmer.
I then hard boil 4 eggs (adding the eggs is optional). After boiling the eggs for 10 minutes, I remove from water and remove shell once they have cooled just a bit. Then chop and add to the simmering broth and vegetables.
I then remove chicken from the bone and chop into smaller pieces, add to the soup. I chop small pieces of escarole into the soup and bring all of the ingredients to a boil once again. Once it begins boiling I turn the temperature back down to simmer.
Before adding the noodles, I first boil them separately for half of the amount of time the package recommends. If you cook them as long that is recommended on the package, you will end up with soggy, overcooked noodles in your soup.
I then let that simmer for about an hour and I then have a large batch of chicken noodle soup that will last us about 3 days.
I usually will add some freshly grated Parmesan cheese as well. My favorite!
I hope in the next 8-9 weeks of winter, you make some chicken noodle soup for your family too! I would also love to hear how much they loved it.
You will need:
4 (32oz) boxes of chicken broth
Carrots — As many as you would like (I use about 1 1/2 lbs)
Celery — Same as carrots
Yellow Onion — 1 large
Escarole — just a little bit to add for color and texture
Eggs — optional
No Yolk Noodles — 1 package