Chicken Noodle Soup

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OK, real talk. I don’t like chicken noodle soup. Sometimes I feel like it’s just something people eat when they are sick and never truly enjoy it. The health benefits of chicken noodle soup are unquestionable but does anyone really love eating it? Maybe it’s just me, but homemade, canned, whatever – I nothing it. It is what it is.

Then one fateful day, six years ago, my dear friend Cindy made this recipe and my life was forever changed. This soup is hearty, delicious and so So SO good for you. It has become a staple in the Perrey household. Thanks Cindy. You are the best!

Chicken Noodle Soup recipe on Splendry

Here are the players:
  • 1 whole chicken
  • 1 med onion (diced)
  • 4 stalks of celery (diced)
  • 3-4 carrots (diced)
  • 2 garlic bulbs (whole bulbs, with any excess skin removed)
  • 1 T Salt
  • 1 tsp Celery salt
  • Frozen noodles
Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe Ingredients

As far as frozen noodles go, it’s Reames or nothing. They are the best!

Instructions

Rinse the chicken and put it in a stock pot along with the garlic bulbs and salt. Cover it with water plus about 2 inches and bring to a boil. Boil for 45 minutes or until chicken juices run clear when stabbed. Once it starts boiling, there will be some weird frothy stuff that floats to the top, remove it with a spoon.

Chicken Noodle Soup Boil Chicken

I don’t know what that stuff is, but it’s creepy so I get rid of it.

While the chicken is boiling, chop the veggies.

Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe Vegetables

Once chicken is done, remove it and the garlic bulbs from the water. Discard the garlic bulbs.

Chicken Noodle Soup Chicken

I put the chicken on a cookie sheet because it is easier to work with.

Add the veggies to the water and boil for 15 minutes. De-bone chicken while veggies are cooking.

Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe adding chicken

Try to refrain from eating all the chicken. I know it’s hard. Yes, the struggle is real. OK, go ahead and have a few bites, you earned it.

After the veggies have cooked for 15 minutes, add the frozen noodles and cook an additional 20 minutes.

Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe simmering soup

Once the chicken is off the bone and de-skinned, chop it up in bite size pieces.

Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe chopping chicken

Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe chopping up chicken

Once the noodles are done, add the chicken, stir and enjoy. This will cure what ails you or make a bad day better. If you are in a “GIVE ME ALL THE CARBS” mood, put this soup on top of a big dollop oref mashed potatoes.

This chicken soup and I would like to wish you a year full of health, wellness, and joy!

Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

Originally published December 31, 2015

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Anna Jane

Anna Jane

Anna Jane Perrey is a lover of many things. She is passionate about travel, food, various forms of entertainment and cheeseburgers. She is married to a nerd (the cool kind) and has a gorgeous 5-year-old named George. Her life goal is to have hair like Tami Taylor. She works part-time as an online facilitator for ACU's Conflict Resolution program and full-time as a mother, preacher's wife, and schnoodle owner. She resides in Cordell, OK where the closest Target is 1.5 hours away. To make up for this tragedy she uses Amazon Prime...a lot.
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