Never rely on a can of chicken noodle soup again! Made from scratch soup is simple to throw together and great when you're under the weather or want a warm, healthy meal. Let your crockpot do the work for you. This Chicken Noodle Soup is perfectly delicious and comforting!
Are there support groups that exist for individuals with apple addictions? I acquired two more huge bags of apples (this time not from the secret orchard) and I have been salivating over the possibilities. So far today I have made three apple recipes. One of them I had never made before and I'm super excited about sharing it! I have grand plans to attempt three more new recipes tomorrow. We'll see how that pans out.
Have you pulled out your crockpot for fall cooking yet? If not, do it! Go! I'll wait! Wipe out the dust and start slicing up some carrots.
HOW TO MAKE EASY CROCKPOT HOMEMADE CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP RECIPE
Follow these simple steps to enjoy a big bowl of Chicken Noodle Soup!
Here’s what you’ll need: Chicken (don't worry about thawing first), carrots and celery, an onion, garlic, chicken broth, thyme, parsley and bit of salt and pepper. Place all the ingredients into the slow cooker.
Cook, stirring occasionally, on high for 4 to 5 hours or on low for 7 to 8 hours. Ten to fifteen minutes before the time is up, remove the chicken breasts and shred the meat on a cutting board. Add the chicken back into the crock pot, along with package of wide egg noodles. Stir them in and make sure they are submerged in the liquid. Cook until the timer goes off, or until the noodles are cooked through. Serve in a bowl and enjoy with some oyster crackers or saltines!
Wide egg noodles are a great option for this soup. They have a great texture in each bite and they keep their shape better than other noodles while enjoying filling your bowl of soup.
The best part of making a crockpot meal is that the food has a really long time to simmer and cook, really flavoring up the dish. So using chicken breasts is perfect in this soup because they have time to really become tender and easy to shred. The stock will become more flavorable from it. But if you have leftover rotisserie chicken, it's also a good use of meat.
Are you slicing yet? Go go GO.
USING CHICKEN BROTH VS CHICKEN STOCK
Both come from chicken! Chicken broth flavor comes from the meat of chicken and tends to be more affordably sold in the supermarket. Whereas Chicken stock comes from bones of chicken (or another animals bones) and the full flavor it offers comes from the gelatin released from the bones after a long time of simmering.
COOKING TIP: If you prepare your own chicken or turkey, you can easily make your own Chicken or Turkey stock to freeze for later use in making soups. It's absolutely worth it and easy to freeze for any kind of meals you use stock for.
IS CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP HEALTHY?
The soup is made with all homemade ingredients, no preservatives and antioxidants and nutrients are included in each bite from all your veggies. The awesome part about making your own soup is you also reduce the sodium intake that you would get automatically from a can of soup, but still add a little salt if you wish.
SIDES TO GO WITH YOUR HOT BOWL OF SOUP
You can definitely throw together a side salad as an excellent option.
Dinner rolls with some honey butter would be amazing!
HOW TO FREEZE CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP
Let the soup come to room temperature completely. Then add the soup to a container made for freezing or add them to muffin tins, freeze them into their shape, then remove them from the muffin tin and toss them into a freezer ziploc. You can keep them in the deep freeze for 2-3 months, ready to pull out when you're feeling under the weather or just need a hearty warm meal!
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Have a great weekend! Don't forget to turn your clocks back tonight. YES! An extra hour to create appley recipes! (Serious help needed.)