Friday, January 11, 2013

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken Noodle Soup is my jam.
When it's cold outside and I'm watching my favorite show,
a hot bowl of chicken noodle soup is the key ingredient to a perfect night.

I've always been a canned soup type of gal. They are quick, easy and delicious.
But I've been trying out new recipes and decided it was time to give homemade chicken noodle soup a whirl.

Here's what I used:
1. Rotisserie Chicken - It's always my go to when I'm making fajitas, chicken & dumplings, stir fry,
or anything that uses sliced chicken. It makes life SO much easier. 
2. Egg Noodles - I used medium, but I don't think size matters.
3. Chicken Bouillon Cubes - I used around 7.
4. 1 can of Sliced Carrots
5. Parsley Flakes

Here's what you do:
1. Using a large pot, add water until it's about 2/3 full. If I had to take a rough estimate, I would guess it was about 8-10 cups. 
2. Add the bouillon cubes and bring a boil. 
3. Once it's boiling, add the noodles and cook for 8 minutes.
4. Add the carrots and chicken and cook for another 5 minutes. This is just to heat up the already cooked carrots and chicken.
5. Give it a taste test to see if you need to add any additional bouillon cubes or if it's just right.
I also added some salt and pepper for taste.
6. Sprinkle parsley flakes on the top & serve. 
This meal is incredibly easy and cheap to make. Plus, it makes enough for so many meals!
I've had it every day this week for lunch AND a few dinners.
I understand not everyone can do that, but I'm a creature of habit.

Last night, I gave some to my Nephew because he was feeling a little under the weather. 
Landyn, smile for the camera if you liked Aunt Stephy's chicken noodle soup. 
& there ya have it folks. This kid was a happy camper ;)

If I wasn't going to stuff my face at Chipotle today with Kate & Whitney
you could bet your bottom dollar that I would be happily having more soup!

My boyfriend doesn't classify soup as a dinner so we made him a grilled cheese on the side. Problem solved! 

I hope you enjoy it!

3 comments:

  1. They have sliced carrots in a can? How have I never known that!!!!!!

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  2. I will eat anything that has egg noodles en mass, it's a good thing this makes a lot!

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  3. Yum! This looks delicious! I must make soon!

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