Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken Noodle Soup

Winter is time for hot soups for comfort and good nutrition.
This chicken noodle soup has a rich broth and is full of protein, carbs, and vitamins from the herbs and veggies. It is easy on the tummy during cold and flu season in particular. The garlic, onion rosemary and other herbs are especially good for the immune system during this time of year.  It has been proven that chicken soup really does heal and contains anti-inflammatory properties!


 1 whole chicken
6 medium carrots washed, peeled and sliced
6 ribs of celery washed -Dice three of them thinly
and leave three whole
salt-to taste
pepper to taste
1 Tbsp. poultry seasoning
Swanson broth 16 oz.
rosemary 3 sprigs
sage two sprigs
cheese cloth and kitchen twine small piece
2 bay leaves
1 tablespoon garlic finely minced
1 medium onion finely chopped
16 oz pack of No Yolks Med.Sized Egg noodles


Wash chicken and remove innards
place in large cooking pot with salt and pepper and poultry seasoning

Make a Bouquet Garni for the herbs by placing them on the cheese cloth scrap and tying them up in there snugly. Toss the Bouquet Garni in the pot with the boiling chicken. If the Bay leaves will not fit don't worry about it. Just toss them in the pot separate.
Garlic, Onion, carrots, celery, and ALL ingredients except noodles and reserve 2/3 of the Swanson broth for later.
Bring to a full boil then turn heat down to Med. High and cook for several hours
until the chicken is falling off the bone.

Take chicken out of the pot and allow to cool slightly.
Pick good white meat off the bone cube and add back to broth.
Toss out three whole ribs of celery from broth.
Discard bay leaves and bouquet garni
Add noodles
Add remaining Swanson broth

Boil until noodles are soft and tender, but not overcooked. About 7 minutes at a rolling boil.

Cooking the chicken slowly and using an entire hen makes a rich, flavorful broth.
The herbs, veggies, and chicken fat are just the thing for cold weather and promote good health. Be sure to remove the bouquet garni from the pot along with any loose bay leaves before serving.

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