Chicken Noodle Soup
By Natasha Carmon
Chicken noodle soup is the easiest recipe to make. I make mine really simple since I am only concerned with the hot liquid. The chicken, noodles, and vegetables are a bonus. If you ever have a sore throat and it hurts to swallow, I suggest sipping on broth and hot tea until your throat feels better. I am sharing with you a simple chicken noodle soup I make at home when I feel under the weather.
1 lb chicken breast/chicken tenders
2 to 3 stalks of celery
2 to 3 carrots
1 Tsp chicken seasoning
1 Tsp thyme
2 bay leaves
½ package of egg noodles
Salt and pepper to taste
I wash the chicken then I cover it with water in a saucepan and start cooking the chicken. I like to cook the chicken a bit before cutting it into chunks. Season the water generously with salt and pepper, and chicken seasoning, and add 2 bay leaves. I chop the onion, celery and carrot. In a skillet, I sauté the onion and celery until tender.
Before the chicken cooks thoroughly, I strain the chicken liquid through a sieve. I remove the chicken and place it on a cutting board then cut it into pieces to finish cooking. I add the meat back to the sieved liquid then add the vegetables and noodles. If you already have cooked chicken and chicken broth then you can add the chicken to the broth along with the vegetables and cook until the vegetables are tender.
Cook the soup until the vegetables are tender and the noodles are al dente. Serve with some crackers or a grilled cheese sandwich on the side.