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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8 Responses to “Green Bean Casserole”

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    One Particular Kitchen — December 18, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    There is absolutely a time and place for everything! I totally agree. This is such a classic dish, and you’ve made it beautifully. 🙂

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    Joe — December 18, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    Such a great dish. My only complaint is when people use canned green beans. The taste and texture can be killed with canned green beans. I don’t like to hear my green beans screeching while I chew them.

    This picture looks delicious, by the way.

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    nutmegnanny — December 18, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    I love green bean casserole. It’s one of my favorite holiday recipes. Sometimes we spice things up and add browned ground beef to the green bean mixture and top it with mashed potatoes. This makes it more like a dinner casserole and then I can justify eating plates and plates of it…hahaha.

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    oneordinaryday — December 18, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Ya know, this looks good, but I’ve never been anywhere this was served. Seems I might be missing out?

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    Jen — December 19, 2009 at 1:14 am

    I completely agree with Joe. I always use fresh or frozen green beans.

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    Karen - Mommy to four sweeties — December 19, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    We make this every year too at Thanksgiving and Christmas.My 4 kids hate mushrooms so we use cream of celery or cream of chicken.

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    Faith — December 20, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    I completely agree, this recipe is perfect (and very nostalgic) just the way it is on the package. It just wouldn’t feel like a holiday meal without this dish!

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    Dorothy — December 20, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    This is one of my favorite holiday side dishes! Canned green beans, soup, and all! I agree with you about having the time and place for such ingredients; it’s such a classic and familiar recipe.

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