Chicken Noodle Soup | There’s nothing like a big bowl of freshly made chicken noodle soup. It’s like an old friend giving you a warm hug. This full bodied soup will really hit the spot on those cold nights.
The soup starts with my favorite homemade chicken stock. Click here for the recipe—->>>>THE BEST CHICKEN STOCK RECIPE. This stock is so good I usually make two batches. One for the Chicken Noodle Soup and one for the freezer. It really comes in handy when I feel a cold coming on. Speaking about colds why do we reach for chicken noodle soup when we’re sick?
Here are some reasons why chicken noodle soup is good for colds. Chicken Noodle Soup actually can help soothe a cold. The chicken contains an amino acid called cysteine, which helps thin mucus in the lungs, and the hot broth helps to keep nasal passages moist, prevent dehydration, and fight inflammation in the throat.
You may notice that the recipe calls for egg noodles; which are usually flat and wide. I found some German Spaetzle noodles at Cost Plus World Market. I love the shape of the noodles. The Spaetzle noodles keep their shape while the normal egg noodles usually break or become mushy. If you have Cost Plus World Market near you I highly recommend looking for the Spaetzle noodles.
Chicken Noodle Soup
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 medium carrots, cut diagonally into 1/2 inch thick slices
- 2 celery ribs, halved lengthwise, and cut into 1/2 inch slices
- 4 fresh thyme sprigs
- 1 bay leaf
- 2 quarts chicken stock (recipe link below)
- 8 ounces dried wide egg noodles, cooked according to the package directions
- shredded chicken (from the stock) or 1 whole cooked chicken
- salt and pepper to taste
- One Recipe of The Best Chicken Stock
Add the onion, garlic, carrots, celery, thyme and bay leaf to the stock with the chicken. Cover and bring to a boil; turn down heat and simmer 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Fold in the cooked noodles.
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