Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken noodle soup is one of those perfect meals that can make you feel all warm inside. Especially one a cold and windy day or when you’re sick. I made a big (huge) batch of chicken noodle soup a couple weeks ago. We froze half of it in individual servings. That came in really handy this past week when Hubby and I were both sick. I know some people don’t freeze their soup with the noodles in there so they don’t get all mushy, but the soup was just fine in my book. Of course, when you have strep throat, the more mushy the noodles, the better.

I doubled the recipe since all of the recipes I saw called for a 1/2 bag of noodles. It ended up making a TON of soup and it barely all fit in our big stock pot (the recipe below is for a single batch). I was a bit short on the chicken broth, but I like my soup really full of the good stuff (last week when we were sick, we ended up adding some broth to our soup since the broth is really what you’re after when you’re sick).

I used the leftovers from a butterflied, broiled chicken Hubby had made. I also threw in the veggies from under the chicken because they’re so flavorful.

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Chicken Noodle Soup

Yield: 6-8

Ingredients:

2 Tbsp olive oil
4 carrots
3 stalks celery
1 onion
4 cloves garlic
1 Tbsp fresh chopped thyme
2 quarts chicken broth, homemade or best quality
1 bay leaf
2 cups cooked chicken meat
6 oz egg noodles
salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

Directions:

Heat oil over medium heat in a large stock pot. Add carrots and celery. Cook until just beginning to soften, about eight minutes. Add onion and cook five minutes more.

Add garlic and thyme. Cook until fragrant, about one minute.

Add all broth and bay leaf. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer 15 minutes.

Add noodles and chicken. Simmer 8-10 minutes more until noodles are cooked through. Add salt and pepper taste.

Recipe adapted from Chaos in the Kitchen and Apple A Day

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10 Responses to “Mexican Shrimp Cobb Salad”

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    Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) — April 29, 2013 at 11:15 am

    You probably saved a few calories too, by subbing the ham for shrimp! This looks amazing and I love the Mexican flavors.

    • beantownbaker — April 29th, 2013 @ 12:16 pm

      This is definitely a little bit lighter than a normal cobb salad.

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    Megan — April 29, 2013 at 11:46 am

    I love this take on a cobb salad. The flavors all sound so fresh and bright!

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    Shannon — April 30, 2013 at 10:36 am

    yum! this looks like one absolutely delicious salad. definitely starting to crave more salads, so this is sure to get into the rotation 🙂

    • beantownbaker — May 14th, 2013 @ 7:21 am

      I’ve been craving salads a lot too recently. I’m so glad spring is finally here.

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    Nutmeg Nanny — May 1, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    Oh yum, I love cobb salad 🙂 this looks great!

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    Beth — July 19, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    made this for dinner tonight…served the avocado and dressing on the side…everyone and I mean everyone went crazy over this….seconds were had and on a hot night like this it hit the spot…every bite brought out a new flavor..so so good…I follow a lot of blogs and make there recipes but none as much as yours…your recipes are easy, economical and full of flavor….and I love how you do a little bit of everything…keep them coming girl ….

    • beantownbaker — July 21st, 2013 @ 3:17 pm

      Thanks for the kind words! So glad you enjoyed this salad. It’s SO flavorful.

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    nicole @ i am a Honey Bee — August 27, 2013 at 7:55 am

    ooo I sooo need this.
    My mom is coming up for a Labor DAy visit. I think this NEEDS to be made. noms

    • beantownbaker — August 27th, 2013 @ 7:58 am

      It makes a big salad – so it’s perfect for serving to guests!

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