Whatcha Makin' Now?: Chicken Noodle Soup


Saturday, October 20, 2012

Chicken Noodle Soup

Easy Chicken Noodle Soup

Jacob is the self-proclaimed ‘Soup Maker’ in our house.  I wish he was also the self-proclaimed ‘clean up the kitchen after making soup guy’, but I digress.  It’s fun to see him in the kitchen doing his thing.  When he was finishing up chiropractic school and I was working full-time, he made dinner every night.  It was so nice and you could tell he enjoyed it.  I’m glad he likes to cook because I usually would rather bake than cook any day.   

Easy Chicken Noodle Soup

Jake wanted to make chili for the 2nd week in a row, but I offered up Chicken Noodle as a better option.  I’m sure I’ll be sharing the Chili recipe in the coming weeks.  You’d think with 2 people we would make a smaller batch of soup, but that never happens.  So we end up eating it for lunch every day and a few dinners.  If you have a small family you could ½ the recipe, or, serve it over mashed potatoes (my bro-in-law grew up doing that). 

Easy Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken Noodle Soup
By Jake

3-4 cooked chicken breasts
2-3 cups cut carrots
2-3 cups cut celery
1 medium onion, chopped   
4 cups Chicken Broth
4 cups water
2-4 cups egg noodles (I usually do 4 cups; I like lots of noodles)
Basil to taste
Orangeno to taste
Pepper to taste

Sweat onion in large soup pot with 1 tablespoon oil for a few minutes.  Add in cut carrots and celery and scrape bottom of pan.  Pour in chicken broth and water.  Add seasoning to your liking. Let cook on medium-high until carrots and celery are somewhat softened, 20-30 minutes.  Add in chicken and noodles.  Cook until noodles are to your liking.  

Serve with crackers or bread, and Ants on a Log. Yum.    

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