Ah, Old-Fashioned Chicken Noodle soup that's loaded with amazing flavors, simple ingredients and is ready in 30 minutes or less. A comfort food classic that's both hearty and quick! Instructions for making into a vegan or vegetarian option as well.
1tablespoonParmesan cheesegrated for serving (optional)
1-2teaspoonsfresh parsleydiced (optional)
In a 4 quart heavy bottomed pan, over medium heat, add a tablespoon or so of olive oil, along with a few teaspoons of butter until hot and melted. Toss the diced onions, celery and carrots (optional leeks) into the pot and stir until the veggies have softened and become translucent and just a tinge of brown, about 7-10 minutes.
Stir in garlic and sauté for an extra minute. Pour in your spices and sea salt and stir around to "wake-up" the spices! Add in your shredded rotisserie* chicken and give it a stir as well, mixing it in with the spices and veggies. I've also used leftover roast chicken as well as used turkey. Pour in chicken stock or bone broth, go for the bone broth if you are sick and you have it on hand. Use a good quality boxed chicken stock or broth.
Stir, cover and bring to simmer for 10-15 minutes. Just before serving bring to rapid boil and add in your noodles, I love these German "soup" noodles personally. Cook according to your noodle package directions.Taste and adjust seasonings adding salt or pepper as desired, add a teaspoon or two of parsley. Try it with a little parmesan cheese and a warm slice of bread or crackers. Garnish with a little chopped,fresh parsley.
Make it Vegetarian or Vegan!
Simply omit the chicken and chicken broth; substituting the broth with a good vegetable broth, try my immune boosting Mineral Veggie Broth and don't use egg noodles, but a high protein whole grain noodle.
TIP 1 | You can simmer a couple of chicken breast or thighs in a few cups of water ahead of time, save a cup or two of that water and add to your soup.TIP 2 | Customize the amount of broth to your tastes, my family likes it pretty broth-y, so I typically add additional broth to the soup, sometimes up to another 32 oz carton!TIP3| The wider, bigger the noodle is, the more broth it will soak up over time, which is why I like the thin noodles as they don't soak up very much. Have no fear, if yours do, when reheating just add more chicken broth to the pot or bowl!