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.
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 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 OR One Recipe of The Best Chicken Stock
- 8 ounces dried wide egg noodles
- shredded chicken (from the stock) OR about half a whole cooked chicken
- salt and pepper to taste
- Add oil to a soup pot.
- Add the onion, garlic, carrots, celery, thyme and bay leaf.
- Cook and stir for about 6 minutes, until the vegetables are softened but not browned.
- Pour in the chicken stock and bring to a boil.
- Add the noodles and simmer for 5 minutes until tender.
- Fold in the chicken, and continue to simmer for another couple of minutes to heat through.
This recipe is from Lady Behind The Curtain
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