Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Not Yo Momma's Chicken Noodle Soup

It's that time of the year again.  The time of year that as a momma, I just dread.  The boxes of tissues, the sniffles, vaporizers and essential oils coming out the wazoo.  I think we can all agree...mommas don't get sick days. Am I right?  Unless you're lucky enough for your significant other to work from home or make his own schedule, sick days are generally the hardest days. 
Whether it's momma who is under the weather or the babies or both.  Oh, I just cringe at that last scenario. 
I'm so proud of this homemade chicken noodle soup recipe.  It's one I've been working on and perfecting for the past year.  It's simple and filling and is a perfect quick meal on a sick day when no one wants to run to the store for a can of Campbell's. 
Start by sautéing the celery and onion in some butter.  Once the veggies are pale, add in the flour to create a thickening agent.
This recipe is great because it can be made gluten free by using brown rice flour and gluten free noodles and it still tastes amazing. If gluten free isn't your choice then feel free to use the all purpose flour and noodles of your choice!

Add in your chicken broth and spices and then bring to a boil.
Let your broth simmer on low for 10 minutes or so and then add in your carrots and cooked chicken.  I like to use dark meat chicken for extra flavor but white meat tastes great too.
Lastly, add in your noodles.  The key to this step is making sure you only cook your noodles to el dente.  Your noodles will continue to cook once you take them off the stove so make sure you catch the noodles before they are over cooked and soggy. 
Can I make a suggestion?  Plan ahead and have these ingredients on hand and frozen in pre-portioned bags so that for the days when someone is under the weather, all you have to do is pull them out of the freezer. Your day will be made so much easier with a warm, comfort food meal without having to do all the work. 
Lastly, season with some extra salt & pepper and serve to the people you love.  This soup is so perfect on sick day or a snow day.  It's my "go to" recipe for the days that we are home in our jammies with no where to be.  Enjoy!
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1 comment:

  1. I love home made soup. With all the yuckies that the kids bring home from school it's always nice to have a soup day.
    I'm known for my tomato rice soup