Chicken Noodle Soup

Well, it’s cold and flu season, and I was a victim of it this past week.

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I had a nasty cold that lasted about a week, and ended with me being pretty miserable over the weekend. The good thing was that I didn’t have too much to do, so I could just laze around and cuddle with a warm puppy.

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In our house, whenever someone is sick, my mom’s chicken noodle soup in on the menu. It’s warm and comforting, and is best served with a sheet of saltine crackers. The recipe is delicious and comforting in it’s simplicity; the only change I have made to her recipe is to add peas, which you could obviously do without if you wanted. One of the best things about this soup is that you probably have all of these ingredients in your pantry and fridge – so grab a bowl and spoon and get cookin’!

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Chicken Noodle Soup (E, N, D)
makes 8-10 servings

Ingredients:
– 8 cups reduced sodium chicken broth
– 2 cups chopped carrots
– 1 cup chopped onion
– 2/3 cup chopped celery
– 1 rotisserie chicken, shredded, or 4 cooked chicken breasts, chopped
– 1/2 pound egg-free noodles
– 1 cup – 1 1/2 cups frozen peas
– Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Bring the chicken broth to a boil.
  2. Add in the veggies, and cook them until soft, or for about 10 minutes.
  3. Add in the chicken and noodles. Cook until the noodles are al dente (according to package directions).
  4. Once the pasta is cooked, reduce the heat to a simmer, and add the peas. Allow peas to defrost and heat through.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Serve soup hot, and enjoy!

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Notes:
– You could adjust the amount of veggies to your liking. I’m not such a fan of celery’s strong flavor, which is why there isn’t too much, but feel free to play around with the amount!
– We use “no-yolk” noodles because of my egg allergy. If you don’t have this problem, any thick noodle will work.

I hope that you all have managed to evade the cold and/or flu so far this season. However, if it does descend on you or someone in your family, this soup is sure to warm your body and soul! πŸ™‚

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Have a wonderful Monday!

Edited to add:

I linked this recipe up to What’s Cookin’ Wednesday? hosted by Buns in My Oven!

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19 comments

  1. Yum! Nothing beats a good chicken noodle soup:)

  2. Homemade soup like that always hits the spot!

    1. I couldn’t agree more!

  3. Homemade chicken noodle soup IS the cold/flu cure. It’s possibly the most comforting food out there (besides chicken and dumplings) and if it’s made with love, it has even more magical healing powers.

    1. I’ve never tried chicken and dumplings, if you can believe it! Next time I have a cold (not that I’m wishing for it or anything) I’ll have to try them! πŸ™‚

  4. Glad you’re feeling better! That soup looks so good and great picture too!

    1. Thank you! πŸ™‚

  5. So sorry to hear you got it too! Soup does cure all. πŸ™‚

  6. I hope that lovely looking soup has made you feel better . it truely looks like wonder food!
    I wonder if there is a veggie version of hickey soup with all the benefits?! X

    1. It seems like there must be! We’ll have to unearth a version! πŸ˜‰

      1. I do hope so πŸ™‚

  7. Just found your blog! I have allergies too {peanuts, tree nuts, wheat} and I am so excited to read about your food and travels! I am SO nervous about traveling with my allergies…. so hopefully I can learn something from you πŸ™‚

    1. Hi! Nice to “meet” you! I hope you enjoy everything you see. πŸ™‚

      I think it obviously depends on where you’re traveling, but I found that it was really quite easy to navigate around my allergies. I just learned the basic words in each language (like allergic, egg, peanut, tree nut, etc.) of the countries that I traveled to, and everyone was very nice and accommodating. I didn’t have one slip-up! πŸ˜€

  8. Glad that you’re feeling better! – That soup looks delicious! I’m stopping by from Photo Friday blog hop.
    Thanks
    Angie
    godsgrowinggarden.com

    1. Thanks for the well wishes!

  9. That looks chock full of goodness. Thank you for sharing on Photo Friday blog hop- hope you’re feeling better!

    1. Thanks, I am! And thanks again for hosting!

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