Friday, October 10, 2008

Chicken Noodle Soup

It's cold today. Where I live, it's gonna get even colder this weekend. Go make your family some of this good warm soup. I made some of this chicken noodle soup last night with some homemade bread. I can't lie, it's incredibly satisfying to me to have my family sit down to that dinner. It just seems so wholesome and traditional and healthy.

My soup experiment: I made one batch creamy and one batch brothy.

This is easy, but I don't have exact measurements. Sorry. Add more or less of an ingredient depending on your personal taste I guess. I got the recipe from someone else, and that is how it was given to me. I put my measurements in parenthesis if that helps.

Boil chopped carrots (1o large carrots), chopped celery (about half of a large bunch), and chopped onion (1 whole onion) in a pot with just enough bouillon to cover them. (I used 5 cups of water and 10 bouillon cubes.)

Boil 1 package of Mrs. Weiss' Kluski Enriched Egg Dumpling Noodles (red and blue package) according to package directions. Drain noodles and add to vegetables.

For creamy soup: Stir in 2 cans cream of chicken soup, and milk until it is the right consistency.

For brothy soup: Omit the cream of chicken soup. Add more chicken broth to the right consistency.

Add cooked cubed chicken. (I used 2 1/2 chicken breasts because that's what I had. You could do just 2 chicken breasts.) Let it simmer together for a little while before serving, mostly to be sure the chicken is nice and tender when you serve it.

My husband liked the creamy version better. I liked them both.

Originally posted 9/24/07 with a picture that didn't do this recipe justice. I think this comes from or is close to the Lion House recipe.


The White Clan said...

I love homemade Chicken noodle soup. My Mason is not a huge fan, so I don't make it as often as I like. But I do enjoy it on a cold day, and when I am starting to get sick. It just tastes like home.

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Whitney said...

I forgot to mention that, Kacey. Who doesn't like homemade chicken noodle soup when they are sick? I hope you're not?

Satisfying my Sweet Tooth said...

Yum! Soup is such good comfort food and it is cold out there! I'm so not excited about winter coming so soon!

Denise said...

I just discovered your blog today & I love it! I have spent the afternoon going thru the archives. I've found several recipes that I'm looking forward to trying. And my daughter loves chicken noodle soup, so I will definitely be trying this one.

nicole said...

Isn't chicken noodle soup always good? It just makes you feel good.

Melanie Anne said...

I just discovered your blog today! It is great! Mmm your soup looks so good. Homemade chicken Noodle soup is such a comfort food!

Whitney said...

Thanks to all of my newest readers. Glad you stopped by!

Kim said...

We just made this for dinner. Super yummy! Josh was in heaven! I normally make a chicken soup without the noodles, and instead with potatoes. Everything else was pretty close, but we tried the creamy version too. It was so good! Thanks!!!