This winter it seems every time I talk to someone, they have been under the weather or are taking care of someone who is sick. I know it is that time of year, but there is so much illness going around! Compared to some friends, my family has had it easy. We have had a little sickness go through our house, but mainly aches, pains and just wanting to sleep, with a couple of terrible colds. I hope you and your family are having a sick-free winter because there is some yucky stuff going around!
This is a great soup whether you are sick or just want some quick old-fashioned cooking! The recipe is basically a quick version of my chicken noodle soup for which I simmer chicken and make my own broth. Sometimes you don’t want to go through all that and just want to whip something together quickly. It does take a little longer than opening a can, but it is sooo much better. Here’s to a healthy rest of the winter!
- 2 tablespoons butter
- ½ cup chopped onion
- ½ cup chopped celery
- ½ cup chopped carrots
- ½ teaspoon minced garlic
- 9 cups chicken broth
- ½ teaspoon dried basil
- ½ teaspoon dried oregano
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon turmeric
- ¼ teaspoon ground thyme
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
- 3 tablespoons flour
- ½ cup water
- 1 package (12 ounces) frozen egg noodles
- ½ pound shredded cooked chicken
- ¼ cup ½ and ½ or whipping cream
- Over medium heat, melt butter in Dutch oven.
- Add the onions, celery and carrots.
- Cook for a few minutes until beginning to soften.
- Add garlic and cook 30 seconds to fragrant.
- Add the chicken broth and seasonings and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 15 minutes.
- Mix the flour and water.
- Pour into soup and stir in the noodles.
- Continue simmering for 10 more minutes.
- Add chicken and ½ and ½, and heat for a couple more minutes.
Shared at the following great link parties:
Gooseberry Patch What have you made this week link party
Mandy’s Recipe Box Totally Tasty Tuesdays
The Better Baker says
My mouth is watering just to look at that gorgeous bowl of soup. I SO love the texture of the frozen noodles. No doubt, this is a recipe that will be made often throughout the winter. Thanks for sharing. I really don’t have a good chicken noodle soup in my files, so now I do. YAY!
Marsha Baker says
Kim – wanted you to know I shared your recipe this week at my blog. And linked it up at Weekend Potluck. MM good! =) Hope you enjoy a delightful weekend Friend.
Kim and Julie (Sunflower Supper Club) says
Thanks so much Marsha! Hope you have a great weekend as well!