Well, it’s definitely cold and snowy here in Indiana! As I type this up, we’re under a “winter weather advisory alert.” What this means is that it’s the perfect time for me to share my homemade chicken noodle soup recipe! The post is actually more of a time-saving “tip” for future reference, but you can’t save time with it if you don’t have the basic recipe!
Before we switched to eating only “real foods,” I will admit that if I made chicken noodle soup, it came out of the can!! Yep. I almost always had several cans of Campbell’s chunky soups in my pantry throughout the winter months. I would often serve them with grilled cheese sandwiches for a quick and easy lunch or dinner. Well, if you’ve been following along with my blog for very long, you know that’s not how we do thing around here anymore. 😉
Campbell’s Chunky Chicken Noodle Soup contains all of the ingredients you expect: like chicken stock, meat, and egg noodles…but it also contains modified food starch, flavoring (?), potassium chloride, hydrolyzed wheat gluten, soy protein concentrate, vegetable oil, and sodium phosphate. I can guarantee you won’t ever find me using those ingredients when I cook at home for my family. This recipe is MUCH better for us, but just as delicious. Plus, since it makes so much, I often freeze the leftovers into small containers. The next time one of us is sick (or if I just don’t feel like cooking), we already have homemade chicken noodle soup in the freezer! You know I love that! 🙂
This recipe is super simple (and super basic), but if you time it just right, it’s also super quick to throw together! When I write out my weekly meal plan, I know that if I make a Slow Cooker Chicken, then homemade chicken noodle soup is what comes next!
- Bring chicken broth to a boil in a large pot.
- Add the carrots and keep boiling for about 2 minutes.
- Then add the noodles and celery.
- When there is about 2 minutes left for the noodles, add the shredded chicken and finish cooking.
- Serve and season with salt, individually, based on taste preferences.
I like to serve this easy, homemade chicken noodle soup with yummy French Bread, fresh out of the oven. Mmm. Good. Or, you could serve it with grilled cheese sandwiches (on homemade whole wheat bread, of course)!