Chicken noodle soup is one of those foods that you can never get enough of. It’s perfect for almost any occasion and evokes the most amazing memories of home. Chicken noodle soup is said to be the cure for everything from a cold, to a runny nose, to homesickness or feeling lonely. Fixing up a bowl of this classic will instantly put you in a better mood. The best part is that it’s not a difficult dish to make at all. While it can be tempting to make chicken noodle soup straight from the can, you’ll be surprised by the difference in flavor when you make it from scratch. Here’s what you’ll need.
1 medium onion (chopped)
2 carrots (chopped)
Two sticks of celery (chopped)
4 cups of chicken stock (you can make your own by boiling chicken and saving the stock or you can use a can)
2 sliced chicken breasts (cooked)
2 tablespoons of butter
1 cup of noodles of your choice
Spices to taste (salt, pepper and thyme are highly recommended)
Here’s what to do once you’ve gathered your ingredients. Use a large saucepan to cook the soup in. Place the butter in it first and cook on low heat until it has melted. Once it has melted add in the onions, celery, carrots, and salt and pepper. Cook for about 5 minutes or until the vegetables soften.
Once they’ve softened add in the broth. Increase the heat to medium high and stir the broth until it comes to a boil. Once the broth has begun boiling add in the chicken, noodles, and thyme. Reduce the heat to medium low and let the pot simmer for at least 20 minutes. After twenty minutes your soup should be ready to serve.
The best part about chicken noodle soup is that you can store it for days in your fridge. Anytime you get a craving you can heat some up and feel the warmth and comfort that comes along with drinking it all over again. While chicken noodle soup is pretty healthy for the most part, store bought chicken stock can contain a high level sodium. You can try to find an alternative that has a low level of sodium or you can easily make your own at home.
Whatever you decide to do, make sure to let us know how your soup turns out in the comments section below!