Simple Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

Jul 29, 2011 12:06 pm

What's not to like about chicken noodle soup?

Chicken noodle soup just may be the ultimate comfort food. The smell of the mirepoix simmering in the pot can enliven a room, and the taste of the finished product makes small children and hulking he-men feel instantly better. (Unless you're a vegetarian, which is great, but why are you looking at this recipe when you should be looking at these.)

This recipe isn't for some dainty first-course soup. Serve this chicken noodle soup with a big chunk of sourdough and good butter and it's a meal in itself.

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photo: sebastian6 on Flickr
C'mon, put down the can and make your chicken noodle soup from scratch
 
Servings: 4 to 6 servings

Ingredients

olive oil, for cooking
1 medium onion, diced
2 carrots, peeled and sliced
2 ribs celery, sliced
2 cloves garlic, fresh, peeled and minced
1 bay leaf
2 quarts chicken stock
1 1/2 to 2 cups chicken*, cooked and shredded
8 ounces egg noodles, dry
Directions: 
  1. In a large soup pot over medium heat, coat the bottom with olive oil, about 1 tablespoon.
  2. Add the onions, carrots, celery and cook until the onions are translucent. Don't brown them. 
  3. Add the garlic and cook stirring for another two minutes.
  4. Add the bay leaf and chicken stock. Bring to a simmer. 
  5. Add the noodles and cook for 10 minutes. Add the chicken and simmer for 5 more minutes. Serve hot.

* For chicken, use white or dark meat — whatever your preference. Or better yet, use leftover roast chicken.

Level of Difficulty: 
Easy
Prep Time: 
15 minutes
Cooking Time: 
25 to 30 minutes
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