Normally, I’m not great at making soups. I love to order it at restaurants – usually lemon rice, split pea, cream of potato, or tortilla soup. But whenever I try to make it, they never turn out like I hoped. This batch though? This batch was awesome.
I’ve been a little sick this week with a cold and I needed some soup. Chicken noodle soup is such a basic recipe but everyone does it a little different. I’m so happy with how this turned out. I love the addition of the red skin potatoes with the noodles. Mmm carbs.
Quick & Easy Chicken Noodle Soup
- 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts sliced thinly
- 32 oz chicken stock at least. Probably more like 48 oz (I typically use Kitchen Basics)
- 6 small red skin potatoes diced
- 1 medium carrot diced
- 1 celery heart diced
- 1 small onion diced
- 6 oz half a bag wide egg noodles
- palm full about 1 Tablespoon poultry seasoning
- 1 teaspoon lemon pepper
- 1 teaspoon Montreal chicken seasoning
- 1.5 Tablespoons butter
- 1 Tablespoon or so - about a turn of the pan olive oil
- bay leaf
- salt & pepper to taste
- Start by prepping all the veggies and chicken. I like to do the veggies first, so the cutting board doesn't have chicken germs on it. Dice the onion, potatoes, celery, and carrot into similar sized pieces. Set aside.
- Thinly slice the chicken into small pieces. Season however you like - I used lemon pepper, a little salt, and Montreal chicken seasoning.
- Heat a large pot over medium high heat. Add in the butter and olive oil until melted and fully combined.
- Add in the diced veggies and season with salt, pepper, and poultry seasoning. Let it cook until they are tender - about five minutes. Stir frequently.
- Once tender, add in 32 oz of chicken stock and the bay leaf. Bring to a boil.
- Once boiling, add in the chicken and noodles. Stir.
- Cook for about 10 minutes until the chicken is fully cooked and the noodles are soft. If necessary, add more chicken stock. This will probably depend on how many noodles you add. Also, I like to keep a little chicken stock on hand for when you're warming up a bowl of soup. The noodles and potatoes tend to soak up the liquid so it's nice to have some extra to add, if needed.
- Dish up and serve. I picked up some ciabatta rolls from the market or you can add your favorite crackers.
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