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Since many of us are experiencing the bitter cold that is the winter season, I thought a soup recipe would be perfect. This soup can be made in a crock pot or on the stove top. Since I actually don’t like to eat this soup, Hubster gets to consume every single drop – a task he completes without any complaining.
Until he gets to the bottom of the pot that is!
Now, some of you may question my choice of chicken, many people are used to placing an entire chicken into their soups. You can do that if you want to. I like to do the chicken breasts in chunks so that the soup is basically ready to go at the end of its cook time. And let’s all be realistic, shredding hot chicken is a pain that none of us need in life.
Chicken Noodle Soup
1.5 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
4 cups water
4 cups chicken broth
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp parsley
2 tsp basil
1/2 white onion
1 cup carrots
1 cup celery
6 ounces uncooked noodles
Crock pot or large pot
Cutting board and knife
Dice chicken, onion, carrots, and celery into bite size chunks and place them into pot.
Add water and chicken stock to pot.
Season with salt, pepper, parsley, and basil.
Set on low heat for approximately 5 hours.
Stick a carrot with a fork – it should be tender with no crunch left.
Once carrots are tender, add uncooked noodles to the pot. Mix well.
Cook for another 30 – 60 minutes, until noodles are done.
Superhero Tip: I like to use egg noodles, they become very tender and cook in less than 30 minutes, a must when Hubster has been smelling the meal for the past 5 hours.
Second Superhero Tip: Hubster likes a bit of a spice in his food so I add a teaspoon of red pepper flakes to the broth at the start of cooking.
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