Monday, January 18, 2010

Easy Chicken Noodle Soup

Okay, so now you have roasted a chicken...

you have made some delicious homemade crock-pot chicken stock...

What are you going to do with all of the leftover chicken? The possibilities are endless, but this past week I made Easy Chicken Noodle Soup for dinner and my kids asked for seconds. Music to a mama's ears!

I call it easy because the ingredients are basic kitchen staples: carrots, onions, garlic, celery, chicken, stock, noodles and seasonings.

After I roasted a chicken a couple of weeks ago, I stored about 2 cups of diced chicken in the freezer for future use.

Easy Chicken Noodle Soup
  • 1 medium onion - chopped
  • 2-3 garlic cloves - minced
  • 2 medium carrots - chopped - I chop mine up into tiny pieces, because I have a toddler.
  • 2 medium celery stalks - I chopped fine also and I include the tops because they hold so much flavor.
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp Italian seasonings or your favorite seasoning - You can be creative here.
  • 2 quarts of homemade chicken stock - You can use store-bought too.
  • 6-8 oz egg noodles - I used about half of the bag.
  • 2 cups shredded or diced cooked chicken
  • salt and pepper
Over a medium heat, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to a soup pot. Add onion, celery, carrots, garlic, bay leaf and Italian seasoning and stir until the vegetables are softened. About 5 minutes.

Add the chicken stock and bring to a boil.

Add the noodles and simmer about 5 minutes.

Add the chicken and simmer for a few more minutes.

Add salt and pepper to your taste.

Discard bay leaf before eating.

I served this soup with delicious salad. An addition of some homemade bread would really round out this meal.


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  1. I love soup,, any kind of soup....soup soup soup!

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  2. I roasted 2 chickens on Sunday, think I'll give this soup a try! Thanks for the recipe!

  3. Wow that sure does look amazing, that whole chicken just looks beautiful!

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  4. I made your chicken last night and it was just delicious! Very flavorful and moist with a hint of lemon. I'll make this again.

  5. Is there anything as comforting as homemade Chicken Noodle soup? Just seeing your pictures makes me want some :)

  6. We've got a cold and a stomach bug going around our house this week - this recipe looks perfect for supper tonight and leftovers for the weekend. Thanks for sharing :)

  7. I'm heading into the kitchen to make a big batch of chicken stock which I will turn around and make my favorite chicken soup with. Great photos!


  8. I always make extra chicken and this is a YUMMY!!! soup recipe to try.
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  9. Homemade chicken soup is comfort food at its finest!


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