Jan 02
Classic Chicken Noodle Soup5 Comments

Classic Chicken Noodle Soup
Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a fun and safe holiday. We rang in the new year at a 30th birthday party, then headed to the beach for my parents’ annual Polar Bear Plunge party. It was our first time that we were able to attend so I made sure to take full advantage of all the food. I am thankful that I have off today, it will be rough getting up in the morning, but I can say that our break was a relaxing one. Now that the holidays are over, I am in need of some major detoxing. One of my resolutions is to eat less meat, striving for at least one meatless weeknight meal on the menu plan. Hopefully I will be sharing all the successful ones with you. I hope to continue last year’s goal of working out at least three times a week.

A few weeks before Christmas I was really struggling with a bad cold. I refused to let myself slow down because of this I kept pushing on through the hustle and bustle. One Saturday, I decided I had enough, and that I needed to take it easy. In came this soup to the rescue. This soup comes together with ease and is the perfect thing to use up some leftover chicken. I had a big bowl on Saturday night and started feeling better almost immediately. What is it about chicken noodle soup that is so comforting to the soul. Now that the cold and flu season is fully upon us, tuck away this recipe for yourself or your loved ones when they are feeling a little under the weather.

Classic Chicken Noodle Soup
Serves 4

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 stalks celery, medium-diced (1 cup)
3 carrots, medium-diced (1 cup)
3/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 quarts chicken stock
2 cups wide egg noodles
2-3 cups cooked shredded chicken
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

What you’ll do:
In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the celery, carrots, salt and pepper and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until softened. Pour in the stock and bring to a boil over high heat. Add the noodles and cook for 10 minutes, then add the chicken and parsley. Continue cooking until the chicken is heated through and serve immediately.

Source: As seen on Smells Like Home, originally from Barefoot Contessa Family Style by Ina Garten

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5 Responses to Classic Chicken Noodle Soup

  1. Chrissy says:

    Your soup looks lovely! Everyone needs a great chicken noodle recipe.

  2. Real comfort food…chicken in soup. My plan for this year is to relax and just enjoy the hassles and not to be pressured when the bills, schedules get tougher. Work moderately ( okay, working late at night and getting up very early in the morning, can’t be avoided…)
    Thanks for sharing! This is a breather. Love the post!

  3. I was just passed on a cold, so this IS timely. :)

  4. Zee says:

    Chicken Noodle Soups are always the best choice for dinners in cold winter evenings.. I posted a similar recipe few days ago, do check out when time permits :)

  5. I’m sick and this looks sooo comforting! Wish you lived next door so I could barge in and steal a bowl. :)

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