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What’s for Dinner? Chicken Noodle Soup!

February 22, 2010

This was supposed to be done by 7am this morning. So much for planning…

The past week was pretty much hell. Four out of the five of us were with a stomach bug. And the 5th one, the hubby, had flu-like symptoms. We were sick from Saturday to Saturday. I washed unknown amounts of laundry. And I had NO idea what to feed this clan! Getting quickly tired of canned chicken noodle, I concocted a really easy, yummy and good for you Chicken Noodle Soup. Seriously, as easy as this was, it seems silly to ever buy canned again. And I had all the ingredients already on hand!

Chicken Noodle Soup
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp butter
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped carrot
4 (14.5oz) cans chicken broth
1 (14.5oz) can vegetable broth
1 lb cooked chicken, chunked or cubed
1 tsp basil
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp Herbs de Provence (a spice a highly recommend stocking!)
1 1/2 cups of cooked whole wheat noodles (wide egg noodles or rotini)

Saute onion, celery and carrot in butter and oil over medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes. Add garlic. Another 2-3 minutes, until onion and celery become translucent. Add broth, chicken and spices. Bring to boil, and then bring heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes. Add cooked noodles, stir and serve.

Note: I boiled 2-3 chicken breasts in water seasoned with some chicken bouillon and poultry seasoning. I mashed it up with my Pampered Chef Mix-N-Chop as it cooked, giving it uneven, torn looking pieces.
Note 2: You can use another can of chicken broth in place of veggie broth, or the water used to boil chicken if need be. Veggie broth will result in best overall flavor.
Note 3: Really, the only “bad” is the butter. But use butter, not margarine, as that junk’s worse. And use low-sodium, organic broth if at all possible.

One Comment leave one →
  1. Debbie permalink
    March 14, 2011 2:24 pm

    This must have been the chicken noodle soup I tasted the other day. Delish! I didn’t realize I was missing such a great blog. It’s fantastic!

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