I am totally giving credit to Jenny over at Rainy Day Gal for this 6 for 6 hit. I pinned Jenny’s recipe after clicking around last weekend and will be pinning a few more of hers. She has some great recipes going on over there and great photos to show them off. The photo above is my own, though. Just practicing, people!
I’m keeping Jenny’s pin on my board unless it offends her. Her chicken noodle soup recipe looked like one that my kids all love at a local chain restaurant. Half of our family has been sick, so I thought we’d all enjoy it. We were NOT disappointed. Not only was it easy, it was so delicious and comforting.
Here’s what you’ll need:
8 c. water
6-8 oz egg noodles (kids wanted kluski but I didn’t have any and they’re too expensive)
4 c. chicken broth or stock (you may need to add more as noodles absorb liquid-use your judgment).
2-3 c. cooked chicken. (As per Jenny’s suggestion, I just bought a rotisserie chicken and tore that up)
carrots (I sliced about 4)
celery (I sliced about 5 stalks)
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp sea salt (Jenny’s recipe calls for Kosher salt but I didn’t have any)
pepper to taste
Combine soup mix, water and chicken stock/broth bring to boil.
Add noodles and simmer until cooked through (10-12 min.)
Add chicken, carrots, celery, seasoning, simmer for another 20 minutes.
That’s it. Simple and Satisfying.
*Let me warn you, the chicken soup mix was almost $4.00 in the grocery store but with everything, this dinner came in around $12. We had leftovers of a couple of cups for lunch the next day. Amazon’s price isn’t much cheaper (about $3.58 per package) but since this is a meal that would be great to take to someone who needs it (new baby, death in the family, illness), it might be worth having the packages on hand.
I realize that this is not all natural. Sorry about that. To be honest, I don’t have much luck with broth or stock that I make myself. It’s always dull and flat. If you have a fool-proof chicken stock recipe with tons of flavor for soup, please share! I even tried making bone broth out of organic chickens when I tried the paleo thing and it wasn’t too flavorful. All this to say, sorry for whatever is in the bag but my family can handle it every so often.
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