Chicken Noodle Soup
Chicken noodle soup is a classic American comfort food that makes a great quick meal, appetizer before an entre, or warm dose of medication on those days when we’re feeling a little sick. Flavorful chicken broth with soft pieces of shredded chicken, traditional veggies, and egg noodles all come together forming a warm meal that’s ready in less than one hour! Best of all, leftovers can be sealed and stored for up to 5 days. It contains basic ingredients that you probably have sitting around your pantry right now. That makes this homemade chicken noodle soup recipe perfect on busy weeknights when you’re looking to make something quickly!
Is Chicken Noodle Soup Actually Good For You?
The answer to this question is YES! There is actually some reasoning behind why we all love chicken noodle soup when we’re feeling a little bit ill.
- Steam from the hot bowl is a great decongestant
- Sodium in the soup will help your body retain water while you re-hydrate
- Eating chicken noodle soup can also help increase micro-nutrient intake
- Chicken noodle soup contains Selenium, which fights common cold symptoms
Chicken Noodle Soup
Create this old-fashioned chicken noodle soup in less than one hour using ingredients found inside your pantry.
- 2 tbsp butter (unsalted)
- 1 cup carrots (peeled and sliced into circles)
- 1 cup celery (sliced)
- 3/4 cup onions (chopped)
- 1 tbsp ginger (chopped)
- 1 tbsp garlic (chopped)
- 7 1/2 cups chicken broth
- 1/2 tsp dried thyme
- 1/2 tsp dried oregano
- salt and pepper (to taste)
- egg noodles (12-ounce)
- 1 1/2 cups chicken (shredded)
- 2 tbsp parsely (chopped)
- 1 tbsp parsely (for garnish)
Heat a large soup pot over medium-high heat and melt butter.
Add in the celery, onions and carrots. Then, saute everything until the veggies become slightly tender.
Add in the garlic and ginger. Then, saute for 1-2 minutes. Watch closely and make sure not to burn them!
Add oregano, thyme, broth, salt, and pepper. Then, bring to a boil.
Let it sit and cook for 5 minutes.
Add in the egg noodles and let everything cook for 10 minutes, or until the noodles become soft.
Finally, add in the chicken and parsley and cook for another 3 minutes.
Check the flavor for taste. Add additional seasoning and spices.
Garnish with some fresh parsley and enjoy.
If you would like to have more broth in your soup then add more water or broth and cook for an additional 4-5 minutes.