One of the classic comforts of home is chicken noodle soup. It might come out of a can, it might be from scratch. One thing is certain- it's feels good to eat a big bowl of chicken noodle soup. This is a fairly quick soup to make and simple. This recipe will serve about 4, I didn't want to make very much, but double it if you have more mouths to feed!
6 cups of low sodium chicken broth
1 skinless, boneless chicken breast
1 yellow onion, diced
2 carrots, peeled and sliced
2 celery stalks, sliced
Dried thin egg noodles (how much is up to you)
3 TB finely chopped fresh Italian parsley
Salt and ground pepper
Step One: Bring chicken broth to a simmer and add the chicken. Simmer until no pink remains. Remove from heat and allow to cool for a while (You can use that time to work on your veggies).
(Looking back, I should have cut the chicken breast in half so that it was completely covered by the broth. It took about 30 min for this breast to cook all the way through. If you cut it down the middle length wise, I suspect it'd take 12 or 15 min.)
Step 2: As chicken is simmering, prepare or finishing preparing the veggies.
If you like your soup with more broth, you'll want to omit some of the veggies AFTER they have cooked in the broth. You don't want to loose any of that wonderful flavor.
Transfer chicken to a cutting board. Return the broth to a simmer on medium-high heat and add the veggies. Simmer veggies about 10 min or until lightly soft.
Shred or cube chicken and chop parsley
Do your best to skim away any foam on the top of the soup. At this time you can remove some of the veggies if it's too much for your taste.
Add noodles and 3/4th of the parsley. Season will salt and pepper to your taste. Simmer until the noodles are tender, about 3-5 min depending on how many you use and what size pan you are using.
I used around 5 oz of noodles, which is a lot. You can use as few as 2 oz though.
Keep warm until ready to serve. Scoop into warm bowls and sprinkle with the remaining parsley. Curl up on the couch and watch a good movie!