Sunday, March 13, 2011

Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup


This is one of Mia's favorite recipes. It comes from my friend Bethany who always makes the best food! I've modified it just a little for convenience sake, her original recipe is here.


Ingredients:

  • 2 chicken breasts, precooked and shredded (best method is in the crock pot w/some broth, seasoned salt, and pepper)
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 1 1/2 C carrots, cut up (or 1/2 bag of baby carrots cut up)
  • 3 stocks of celery, chopped
  • 2 T. butter
  • 6 chicken bullion cubes (added at different times)
  • seasoned salt and pepper
  • 8 1/4 cups water
  • 1/2 package of small egg noodles (8-10 oz.)
  • 2 cans cream of chicken soup*


Instructions:

Put chopped onion, celery, and carrots in the bottom of a large pot with butter, ¼ cup water, 1 bullion cube, and a dash each of seasoned salt and pepper. Stir, cover, and steam on medium heat until veggies are almost tender (about 10-15 minutes).


Add 8 cups of water and remaining 5 bullion cubes, and bring to a boil. Once boiling, add noodles and boil for about 8 minutes or according to package.


Finally, add shredded chicken, canned soup, and ¼ t each of seasoned salt and pepper. Cook until cream of chicken soup has dissolved and soup is creamy. Add more water if soup is too thick.


*Here is a substitution for the cream of chicken soup when I don’t have it on hand: Melt 4 T butter in a saucepan, then stir in about 8-9 T flour. Add 1 cup milk, salt and pepper, and cook until thickened. Add this to the pot along with a few big spoonfuls of sour cream.

2 comments:

Kayla said...

I actually have everything on hand for this. I know what we're having for dinner tomorrow!

Kayla
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Janell said...

Yeah! I love when that happens. Let me know how it turns out!