Well, I am officially under the weather for the first time in a while. My son had a bit of a cold last week and I was sure I was going to dodge it but no luck this round. When I have a cold all I want is to sleep, soak in a hot bath, drink Kombucha and hot tea and have some good soup. There is no reason to not make your own homemade chicken soup, it is simple and easy and there is no comparison to how much better it is then the stuff they sell in cans. You don’t need to make your own noodles if you aren’t into it, there are lots of great store bought options out there now that you can easily find. It freezes well so you can always have some on hand when you need it, like when you aren’t feeling great and you don’t have the energy to cook. I make a big pot at a time and leave the noodles separate and just make them as I need them when I am ready to serve it. I use all organic and or local ingredients whenever I can find them and I had them all for this soup so I made it myself even though I am not feeling great. Serve with your favorite crusty bread for dipping.
Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe
- 2 32 Oz. Boxes of Chicken Stock
- 2 Pkgs. Chicken Thighs
- 1 Lb. Carrots, Chopped
- 5-7 Stocks Celery, or 1 Celery Heart
- 1 Lg Sweet Onion, Chopped
- 6 Lg. Cloves of Garlic, Sliced
- 1 Tbl. Oregano, I used fresh but dry is ok
- 1 Tbl. Chives, I used fresh but dry is ok
- 1 Tsp. Rosemary, I used fresh but dry is ok
- Salt & Pepper to Taste
- 2 Tbl. Olive Oil + more to drizzle on the noodles
- 1 Bag of Egg Noodles
Sauté Onion, Carrots, Celery and Garlic in oil in a large heavy bottom pot for about 10 minutes until they begin to turn transparent. Add in stock and chicken and then fill the pot the rest of the way up with water and stir. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to medium low and simmer with the lid on but cracked a bit. Like most soups the longer it simmers the better it is but I would let it cook for at least an hour or so. Break up or shred chicken and return to the soup, add in herbs and season. Cook the noodles a couple of minutes less then the directions on the package, drain and drizzle with olive oil. Keep the noodles and soup separate until ready to serve. Place some noodles in a bowl and then pour the soup over the top and enjoy.