The Best Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
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Hearty, delicious, easy homemade chicken noodle soup recipe to help you get well soon! This is best and perfect cold weather soup and sickness cure.
Serves: 4
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 medium carrots, cut diagonally into ½-inch-thick slices or diced
  • 2 celery ribs, halved lengthwise, and cut into ½-inch-thick slices
  • 4 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 quarts chicken stock, store bought or homemade
  • 8 ounces dried wide egg noodles
  • 1½ cups shredded cooked chicken
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 handful fresh flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped (or dried if that’s all you have)
  1. Place a soup pot over medium heat and coat with the oil.
  2. Add the onion, garlic, carrots, celery, thyme and bay leaf.
  3. Cook and stir for about 6 minutes, until the vegetables are softened but not browned.
  4. Pour in the chicken stock and bring the liquid to a boil.
  5. Add the noodles and simmer for 5 minutes until tender.
  6. Fold in the chicken, and continue to simmer for another couple of minutes to heat through; season with salt and pepper.
  7. Sprinkle with chopped parsley before serving.
You can also cook the noodles separately and add to the bowls before you ladle the hot soup on top of the noodles. This keeps the broth from getting soaked up by the noodles – this is a good method if you plan on having leftovers.
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