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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken noodle soup is what my friend Myrna calls "Jewish penicillin," and she's right. The rich, aromatic smell and taste of homemade soup is good for whatever ails ya. So, here's how to fix it:

Saute your standard veggies of onion, garlic and celery. Add that to a big pot half filled with water, half chicken stock, and any juices you have left from browning chicken thighs in the oven. (I do the thighs the day before for a few hours, seasoned and covered with foil so I can skim off the congealed fat before adding to the soup.)














Throw in a bag of egg noodles prepared according to instructions. This time, I also added chopped fresh carrots to the noodles while they were boiling. De-bone chicken thighs and cut into smaller chunks. Throw that in the pot too. Season to taste and cover. Bring to a medium boil, then put the pot lid askew so it'll thicken up for about 30 minutes on simmer. Be careful your goodies don't stick to the pot; stir every now and then.













Now you just let simmer on very low for a couple of hours and you're ready to serve. Goes great with cornbread muffins!



21 comments:

Kathryn Magendie said...

I love soup! I'm a soupaholic....I'd like some of that soup right chere right now, even though it's morning and I probably wouldn't want it exactly NOW, but I digress...I love digressing, don't you? laughing...

morning friend!

writtenexpressions said...

Mmmm . . . sounds good, and perfect for the gray day here in Ohio! Now I just have to find somebody to make it for me (I have "issues" with meat with bone-in meat). I'm sure it wouldn't taste quite as rich with boneless chicken breast, but maybe I'll try it with that.

JyLnC said...

When you are feeling under the weather there is nothing like a bowl of soup. It's a comfort food that's for sure.

kimmi said...

This is perfect for a day like today, rainy, blah. Thanks Angie!!

giddymomof6 said...

Aww you're so comforting always! I love your blog! And what a perfect soup for January!

Melissa Marsh said...

Throw in a few butterballs, too! ;-)

Marilyn said...

Why do my noodles get oogy when I make soup?

Michelle H. said...

Simple, fun, and leftovers are even tastier. Soup is the best food. Thanks Angie!

Jessica said...

Maybe if I'd ever had it homemade I would like it. So funny about it helping people. Every time my husband feels remotely sick, he says in such a weak, pitiful voice, "Will you make me some chicken noodle soup?"
LOL
Thanks for the recipe.

Lori said...

Oooo! Comfort food. Smells good from here, Angie!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Well, afternoon, friend Kat. (Just getting in from Mom's from yesterday.) And you know I love digressing. That's why we such good palsies. (Remember trying to have a conversation while driving through your area?? All them "shiny thangs.") LOL

written, my twin has the same phobia. You could actually used CANNED chicken!

Amen, JyLnC!

kimmi, raining here too. Must be gray over the entire USofA today. :)

Aww, giddy girl, thanks so much. Your blog always fires me up.

Angie Ledbetter said...

Melissa, you're reading my mind. I thought of your yumscious recipe when I was making the soup. I may have to try a combo soon!

Marilyn, did you rinse them before adding to the soup pot?

You got dat right on dem leftovers, Michelle.

Jessica, maybe you could make some and freeze it in small containers for when needed? :)

That's my perfume, Lori. hehe

Janna Qualman said...

Nom nom nom. Seriously.

Jenn Johansson said...

I thought I'd pop on over from Just Write and check out how things are over here. I didn't expect to have my stomach growling before I'd made it to the 2nd picture! LOL! This looks and sounds delicious. Actually, my mom always made homemade Chicken Noodle Soup for us every winter growing up. Her key to her noodles was that she used a specific kind of frozen noodles. She said anything else wouldn't work as well. Other than that your recipes are fairly similar! What a cool blog! :D

Angie Ledbetter said...

Thanky, Janna.

Jenn, thanks for visiting! (Would love to know the brand of noodles Mommy uses.)

Charlotte Ann said...

OMG..I have been thinking about chicken noodle soup for days. I want "homemade" not out of the can. Thanks for the receipe. Maybe tomorrow as we are have multi bean soup and cornbread tonight!

Terri Tiffany said...

I LOVE chicken soup if it is homemade!! I put potatoes in instead of noddles but love the flaveor! Plan on making some this week:))

Anonymous said...

Great soup day here. This looks like a winner.
Oren

Angie Ledbetter said...

Charlotte Anne, lemme know if you try it and how it turned out! Thanks for stopping by.

Ooo, Terri, that sounds good too.

Thanks, Oren. :)

Rebecca Nazar said...

Great recipe. In Maine, when the days get short, the temps plummet, and the snow starts to pile up, lots of comfort food is a must!

Debbie said...

I could eat soup every day, I think. I love it. Now I would leave the chicken out of this - but that's just me:)

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