Frugal Foodie Mama: Easy Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Friday, March 20, 2015

Easy Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

This comforting family favorite recipe for Easy Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup can be on the table in around 30 minutes...
Easy Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup- this comforting family favorite recipe can be on the table in around 30 minutes!
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Okay, you all. I am sharing a recipe with you guys today that will just crush that canned stuff you have been heating up over the years.  It takes just a little more effort than cranking that can open and dumping the contents into a pan, but not so much more that you can't make this Easy Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup happen on a weekday evening. This delicious homemade soup can be on your dinner table in around 30 minutes, folks!

I have been making this recipe for my family for years now, and it is definitely a monthly meal plan favorite. In fact, it just may be my daughter's most favorite dinner at the moment. Not a week goes by that she doesn't ask me at least twice if we are having "Cock-a-doodle" soup for dinner. I had thought about actually titling my recipe by this adorable name my three year old has given it, but I didn't want to you all to think that any roosters had been harmed in the making of this soup. ;)

There is nothing fancy in this recipe- chicken broth, carrots, celery, chicken- but it is definitely the simplicity of it that just speaks of wholesomeness, comfort, and family dinners around the table...

Easy Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup- this comforting family favorite recipe can be on the table in around 30 minutes!
Easy Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

by Frugal Foodie Mama
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Ingredients (6 servings)
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 2 large carrots, chopped (or you can use a couple of handfuls of baby carrots & chop them)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 4 cups of chicken broth (homemade, if you got it- here is a great recipe for Easy Homemade Chicken Broth)
  • 3 cups of water
  • 2 bay leaves
  • about 5oz of extra wide noodles
  • about 1 1/2 cups of chopped cooked chicken
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
Instructions
Heat a large pot or dutch oven over medium heat. Once heated add the olive oil and butter. Once the butter is melted, add the onion, celery, and carrots. Saute for 3-4 minutes.

Pour in the chicken broth and water. Drop in the bay leaves. Heat to boiling. Once it is brought to a boil, add your noodles. Boil for another 10 minutes until noodles are tender. Reduce the heat to a simmer.

Scoop out the two bay leaves. Then add in the chicken. Cook another 3-4 minutes until the chicken has been heated through. Taste your broth at this point and add salt and pepper to your taste.

Ladle into bowls and serve with a nice crusty bread or some saltines.
Enjoy!
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Easy Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup- this comforting family favorite recipe can be on the table in around 30 minutes!
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There really isn't whole lot to this recipe, but sometimes the simplest of recipes using classic ingredients are the best ones. :)

Is there an easy, comforting recipe in your meal plan arsenal that is always requested by your family?

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