Monday, January 16, 2012

Chicken Noodle Soup

There is nothing like a steaming hot bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup to warm you up on a cold winter's day.  And I can't think of anything better to eat when you have a nasty cold like I do right now.  So last night I whipped up a pot of semi-homemade chicken noodle soup (using store bought chicken stock) for us to enjoy for dinner.  When William came in the door, he asked what was cooking and acted really excited when I told him it was this soup.

Amanda's Chicken Noodle Soup

2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped carrots
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon thyme
1 quart chicken stock (homemade is best, but I will use store bought organic if I am out of homemade)
1 cup chopped, cooked chicken
2 cups dry egg noodles
salt and pepper

In a large saucepan or dutch oven, saute onion, celery, carrots, garlic, thyme and oil for 5-10 minutes over medium high heat.  Add chicken stock and bring to a boil.  Add egg noodles and simmer for 10 minutes.  Add chicken and heat through.  Season with salt and pepper.

It is so simple to make that I often find myself wondering why I ever relied on store bought chicken noodle soup.  Even when I am really under the weather, I can almost always find the energy to make this simple soup.  Or at least give William directions on how to make it for me!

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