Recipe: Hearty Chicken Noodle Soup

A few days after Will and I returned from Wildwood, NJ , Will and I were battling a cold together. It was horrible - at least for me it was.

Before I actually caught a cold, I decided to make chicken noodle soup for Will just like my sister had once made me whenever I was sick. So here's the recipe:


Ingredients:

  • Celery (chopped)
  • Carrots (chopped)
  • 1/2 of white onion (chopped)
  • Chicken breasts
  • Water
  • Salt
  • Spaghetti, pasta, or noodles (anything you prefer)
  • Parsley
  • Bay leaves
  • Thyme

1. Heat a pot of water until it is boiling vigorously. Add the spaghetti to the boiling water and when it starts to boil vigorously again, reduce the heat. Cook the spaghetti until the texture is al dente.


2. Chop and slice the carrot. Repeat this step with the white onion and celery. Save these until it's time to make the actual noodle soup.


3. Wash the chicken breast(s). Add them to a pot of water and wait for it to boil. As the broth boils, there will be white bits from the chicken breast floating on top. Remove it because it's no good and who would want that in their broth and noodle soup?

4. Next, scoop up the chicken breast and place it on a plate or a bowl and let it cool. Once the chicken breast is cool, you can peel the chicken breast into little strips.


5. Place two bay leaves in the broth and add the chopped vegetable into the pot of chicken broth. Let the vegetables come to a boil in the broth.


6. After the vegetables and broth come to a boil, add the spaghetti and chicken breast. In addition, add your thyme and parsley. Give it a stir and don't forget to add a dash of salt. 

Hint: Before you serve, please remove the bay leaves from the pot.

Chicken Noodle Soup
Voila! A hearty bowl of chicken noodle soup. I really enjoyed the chicken noodle soup I made because it had a nice chicken and herb flavor. Very rich. I would have preferred adding parsnip as well to the chicken noodle soup, but couldn't get a hold of it at the supermarket I went to. The chicken wasn't as moist or tender as I hoped. 

Overall, Will rated my chicken noodle soup with a five stars, despite the fact that I seemed to not have added enough salt, but he thought it was delicious and just right without the salt.

Comments

  1. Sorry to hear you got sick! Having some chicken noodle soup is good for healing :-) Have you ever made broth at home? I still have a lot to learn, but making the broth with bones really takes the chicken noodle soup to a whole new level! Feel better soon.

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    1. Thanks Connie! I feel a lot better, just a minor cough still - probably from eating a little bit of shrimp and peanuts which I have noticed makes me cough. I made the broth at home, but my mom told me not to use chicken breast next time cause the meat became a little too tough.

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    2. I'd have to agree, chicken breast in broth can get tough through boiling. Glad to hear you're feeling better.

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