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Chicken Noodle Soup

★★★★

  • 6 ½ cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 large carrots, peeled and diced
  • 3 small parsnips, peeled and diced
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped small
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • ½ pound extra wide egg noodles
  • 2 tablespoons minced parsley
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
In a 5- to 6-quart soup pot, bring stock, water, carrots, parsnips, celery, and onion to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer 15 minutes.
Stir in chicken and noodles; cover pot and continue to simmer 7 minutes, or until noodles are just tender. Stir in parsley, salt, and pepper. Ladle into bowls.

Makes 12 cups (6 servings)

Source: Redbook found on Country Living

We have illness running rampant in our house again. Where is spring? With sore throats and coughs, a good soup was in order. Since I am one of the individuals not feeling well, I didn’t really feel like fixing an involved meal. This was perfect. The original called for cooked chicken and I found the rotisserie chicken on sale at the grocery store today. One less step I had to worry about. Of course if you had leftover cooked chicken you could easily use that to.

I liked that it had lots of vegetables in it. It including another new one for our family : PARSNIPS. I wasn’t real certain about them as I chopped them up, they seemed really tough and I wondered how much they would actually soften during the cooking. The kids never even knew they were there! We described them as white carrots. Carrots are not one of my favorite textures in a meal. That is why I opted to finely dice all the vegetables. Obviously you could cut them to any size that appeals to you.

I don’t know if it’s due to the congestion, the soup had good flavor on it’s own, but I sprinkled garlic salt on mine for added flavor. My husband was very pleased, he admitted that he didn’t think he would like it, it sounded to simple to actually taste good. He must have said 5x that it was “really good”, had “excellent flavor”.  We have several more soups planned for this week. Partly due to colds, but also partly due to the continuing cold weather. Two days are even calling for snow! ❅SNOW❅! That is not a good way to start into April. Soup it will be to keep us warm until the sun decides to shine our way again (and bring some heat with it).

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