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!
This time of year I’m all about soups and chilis so this recipe has perfect timing! Here is a slow cooker recipe I tried last week for slowcooker chicken parmesan soup – http://foxeslovelemons.com/slow-cooker-chicken-parmesan-soup/. I think you guys would like it. It got a big thumbs up from my husband and me 🙂
Chili for sure! But chicken tortilla is a close second. I love spicy soups!
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Ahh chicken noodle soup is one of my all-time favorites! So comforting and warming and amazing. This recipe looks fabulous, thanks for sharing!
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Alyssa @ renaissancerunnergirl
Chicken noodle soup is also known as “Jewish Penicillin”. Fun fact!
alexandra @ my urban family
Yum! I made some homemade chicken noodle soup this week as well! I through in some chick peas as well 🙂
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Erin @ Erin's Inside Job
Pacific makes this carrot cashew ginger soup that is absolutely amazing. This just reminded me that I have some in the pantry. Yesssssssss.
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Julia @ Lord Still Loves Me
My favorite kind of soup to make is definitely french onion! It’s so easy, and it reminds me of winters growing up. My mom would make a big pot and then we’d dump a ton of cheese on it afterward. So so good. My favorite kind of soup to eat though is definitely clam chowder in a bread bowl!
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Amanda @ Cheers to the Weekends
I love split pea soup. My mom would always make it after the holidays with the leftover ham bones. I crave her split pea soup! I love most soups though… especially anything with cream in it. Ugh bisque is not healthy but it is delicious!