Thursday, December 22, 2011

Chicken Noodle Soup

Last week I had a sick husband. Unfortunately, we were both working for the week so I wasn't able to dote on him and make him better. Besides buying him drugs like Nyquil and Advil Cold and Sinus, I decided that making him yummy comfort food that would go down easily was the next best option.


This turned out to be wildly successful. It also makes a LOT of soup. Seriously, my crockpot was almost overflowing. This picture was taken after taking out almost a whole quart. 


Making this will make all your chicken noodle soup dreams come true.

Recipe:
Yield: a LOOOT of soup.

1 whole chicken
64 oz. fluid (chicken broth, vegetable broth, water...my particular combination was about 3 cups chicken broth, 4 cups vegetable stock, and 1 cup water. It would have been different if my pantry supplies were different)
1 large onion, chopped
3 ribs of celery, sliced
3 whole carrots, chopped
8 oz noodles
1/2 tsp salt
Pepper to taste

Place all the ingredients into a crockpot. Let sit until the chicken is cooked, and vegetables are tender. Prepare the noodles and add to the soup right before serving. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.

*This can also be made faster, not in a crockpot. Those directions go like this: Place all the ingredients into a pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Cover and simmer for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, or until the chicken is done and the vegetables are tender. Add the noodles, taste, and adjust seasonings as needed.

Source: adapted from The Pioneer Woman Cooks

3 comments:

  1. Haha. This reminds me of that night when we cooked soup for your ward! :) Good times, good soup.

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  2. Tiff, is the chicken pre-cooked? I have a similar recipe but chicken is cooked and shredded, and a tiny pinch of poultry seasoning is added. Kids love this soup!

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  3. The chicken is not precooked. I'm sure it would work great with cooked and shredded chicken though and be a lot faster!

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