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.

Yield: a LOOOT of soup.

1 whole chicken
64 oz. fluid (chicken broth, vegetable broth, 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


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

  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!

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