Is there anything more comforting than homemade chicken noodle soup?
Whether I’m feeling under the weather or ready to take on the world, I’ll never pass up a warm bowl of it. I came home from work last week to a nice hot bowl of soup similar to what you see below and fell in love …
… with both the recipe and my husband for making it.
This homemade recipe makes a healthy and flavorful tasting soup with a rich broth and plenty of noodles. I love the combination of spices the hint of spiciness from the cayenne pepper and peppercorns, too.
Expect to spend about thirty minutes making this soup (once your chicken is cooked and ready), and to get about four hearty servings per batch.
1 Tbsp. olive oil
2 carrots, peeled and chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped
8 green onions, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups cooked chicken, cubed (about 2-3 breasts)
2 cups uncooked egg noodles
1 Tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
1/4 tsp. (coarse) ground pepper
5 whole peppercorns
1/4 tsp. thyme or 2 sprigs fresh thyme
1/4 tsp. fresh dill (optional)
1 bay leaf
1 pinch cayenne pepper
5 1/2 cups chicken broth
1. In a large pot, heat oil over medium-high heat. (Make sure the pot is hot.)
2. Add garlic, celery, carrots, onion, peppercorns, and thyme. Cook until crisp-tender, about 5-6 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
3. Add broth and bay leaf, then bring to a boil.
4. Stir in egg noodles and cook until tender, about 5-7 minutes.
5. Add cooked chicken and parsley. Reduce heat and cover.
6. Simmer until heated through, about 5 minutes.
7. Season with cayenne pepper, salt and pepper. Remove bay leaf and serve!
Since there is nothing but chilly temperatures in the weather forecast, we might just have to make another pot to have ready to go next week.
I just love how a big bowl of soup warms me right up!
Mmm mmm good.
(with a soda on the side.)
I hope you like the recipe if you decide to give it a try, and I’ll see you back here bright and early with Friday Favorites.
Have a great Thursday!
Questions of the Day
• What is your favorite kind of soup to make?
• What is your favorite kind of soup to eat?
I don’t think there is any kind of soup I don’t like. Well, maybe gazpacho. There’s just something about cold soup that I can’t get on board with. If I had to choose a favorite, I would say minestrone or chili. I love tomato based soups, but I would eat almost anything you give me. Bring it on!