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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Homestyle Chicken Noodle Soup- so easy a monkey could do it!! :)

Well, I'm not normally one to post recipes on my blog, but this recipe has become such a staple at our house, I figured I just had to share! My boys LOVE this tasty soup, and it is so easy to make. Seriously, a monkey could make it! :) Also, it costs less than $10.00 to make a big ol' pot of it!

Homestyle Chicken Noodle Soup (in less than 30 minutes!)

Ingredients:
1/2 of medium onion, chopped
1 bag of egg noodles (you can use either medium or wide)
2 cans of cooked chunk chicken breast (I like the Tyson brand), strained
1 can of sliced carrots, strained
Water
Chicken Bouillon cubes
Parsley Flakes

Easy steps to homestyle, tasty goodness:
1) In a large soup pot, saute onion in olive oil until translucent.
2) Fill pot 2/3 full with hot water and add bouillon cubes (I usually use 3 or 4)- you could also use canned chicken broth.
3) Bring to a rolling boil and add bag of egg noodles.
4) Boil until noodles are tender (approx. 12-15 minutes), and stir occasionally.
5) Add carrots and chicken and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 10 more minutes. (I usually do a quick taste test here and add more seasoning if it needs it.)
6) Sprinkle parsley flakes on top and serve!!! (Don't skip out on the parsley flakes- it really adds to the "homestyle" look of the soup. I am discovering that you can put parsley flakes on an old tennis shoe and it will look appetizing! haha)





You gotta admit it looks yummy!


Gabriel likes the carrots and the noodles best...




Enzo likes the chicken best!


And Mommy loves that it's quick and cheap to make!! :)

Hope your family enjoys it as much as mine does!

40 comments:

  1. Well that was inspiring ! I had no plan for eating today, so I went out to the shop and make this wonderful soup. Eating it right now, delicious :)

    Many thx !

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  2. Mine is similiar...but I add celery. Can't go wrong adding celery to chicken soup. Yummy! Thanks for the share.....I never added onion til tonight. :)

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  3. this monkey is going to make this great sounding and easy soup tomorrow!!! i am in the midst of a full blown cold and this is JUST what the doc ordered!!

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  4. I love this recipe!! I also add just a little dill for a wonderful extra flavor!!

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  6. just made this as a get well soup and it was delicious. I've been using canned chicken for dips and appetizers but I've never tried it in a soup until this recipe. I added a little garlic and onion power instead of an onion, also lemon pepper

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  7. I cant wait to try this it sounds so good! I blogged the recipe but linked it right back to you. Hope that was ok! My page is www.muffinsandmocha.com Looking forward to letting you know how it was :)

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  8. If I don't use bouillon cubes how much chicken broth should I use?? Sorry I'm a beginner here l

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  9. one bouillon cube makes one cup of broth so that would be 4 cups of broth. I am making this tonight. Hope it is as good as it looks.

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  10. I use boxed chicken stock and I buy a whole roasted chicken from the deli! - always have leftover chicken for other recipes....

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  11. I loved it. Thanks for sharing! Instead of 2/3 of a pot of water, I used 1/3 water and 1/3 chicken broth (32 oz. Box). I also added 2 tubs of Knoll's concentrated chicken stock. Liquid to solid ratio was spot on!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for the tip! I will try adding stock next time (if I can remember to pick it up at the grocery store!) :)

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  12. It disgusted me when I saw your son eating right from his chair-table. Use a plate, gosh!

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    1. You must not have children my 3 kids all started eating this way and they are just fine. you are rude!
      That is all carry on

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    2. Made with Love......what an ironic name you have. Get a life (seriously, who makes a nasty post about a toddler?) and clearly get yourself some love, it's quite obvious you're lacking .....
      Good luck to you and your children/future children you ray of sunshine, you!! :)

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    3. Wow, you really don't have a clue, do you? Everyone knows that babies can't eat from a plate at that age. You obviously don't have kids of your own and haven't even ever been around other people's kids. Get a clue before you talk smack to other people!

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    4. Seriously how rude and mean. ..it's a blog on chicken soup. ...go read chicken soup for the soul and learn some manners!!!

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    5. The tray is his plate, silly person!

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    6. Love what you said Maureen!!

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  13. I'm sorry, ma'am, but do you have children? Eighteen-month old children don't generally contain food to their plates... that's why high chair trays are made to be removable so that they can be easy cleaned between feedings. This has got to be the weirdest, most ignorant comment I've ever received on my blog.

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  14. HaHa...had to laugh at "made with love"'s comment. Clearly she doesn't have kids. If she did, she would know that food on a plate to a toddler quickly becomes a game of FRISBEE!

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  15. Laura, your kids are adorable! Will try the recipe too! :)

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    1. Thank you SO much! I hope you've had a chance to try it and that you enjoyed it! Such a great fall/cold weather recipe! :)

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  17. Can I cook my own chicken instead of using can, would I need to add anything extra?

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    1. Hi, Jenn! Sorry it took me 7 months to answer your question! :) but just in case you decide to make this soup now that the weather is cooler, I wanted to let you know that I have made it with my own chicken before. I've even shredded a rotisserie chicken and thrown that in the pot before. I usually just boil the chicken breasts (I prefer white meat) in water with a couple cubes of chicken bullion. Once it's cooked, just shred and add to your soup. I hope you have enjoyed the recipe! Again, so sorry for the delayed response! I'm not a regular blogger. :)

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  18. OK, even though its almost 100 degrees today here in TX, I made this for lunch today. I made a couple of changes, used a baked chicken breast left over from dinner(no skin), I steamed 2 carrots because I didn't have canned & used one small box of reduced sodium chicken broth along w/3 tsp of chicken granules (didn't have cubes). I also only used 1/2 bag of No Yolks noodles. Followed the cooking instructions and it was fast, simple, cheap and so satisfying. Adding this to my fave board!

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    1. That's great, Mary! Definitely better to use fresh chicken and carrots than canned... So glad you enjoyed it!! :)

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  19. Do you know the ounces on the bag of egg noodles you use? And also do you mean frozen or dry noodles? Thanks in advance I'm a very begineer cook!!

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    1. I am so sorry I never answered your question! I just grab the bag of egg noodles at the grocery store- I think they're all the same size. And I do use the dry egg noodles.. They're usually in the pasta aisle. I hope that you had a chance to make it and that it turned out OK! :)

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    1. OOOH that sounds delicious! I hadn't thought of that but will definitely try the next time I make this. Thanks! I'm so glad you enjoyed it. :)

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  21. Going to pick up the stuff to make this for the weekend. Always good to have a hot bowl of soup after riding on the Harley in cold weather!!

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    1. That sounds like a perfect weekend! I hope you have a great ride and enjoy the soup as much as we do! :)

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  22. This recipe was great!! I followed all the instructions and added a little bit of celery! It turned out wonderful! Defiantly hit home!

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  23. I wonder if adding potatoes to this recipe will make it even more flavorful?

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