Chicken Noodle Soup

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Homemade chicken noodle soup is a staple in nearly every home. Try this quick-and-easy recipe that combines tender chunks of meat, pasta, and flavorful herbs in one steaming bowl.

Chicken Noodle Soup
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
Servings:
4

Ingredients

  • 4 ½ cup chicken broth

  • 1 cup chopped onion (1 large)

  • 1 cup sliced carrot (2 medium)

  • 1 cup sliced celery (2 stalks)

  • 1 teaspoon dried basil, crushed

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 1 ½ cup dried medium egg noodles

  • 2 cup chopped cooked chicken or turkey

  • Thinly sliced fresh basil leaves

Directions

  1. In a 3-quart saucepan combine broth, onion, carrot, celery, basil, oregano, pepper, and bay leaf. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 5 minutes.

  2. Stir in noodles. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 8 to 10 minutes or until noodles are tender but still firm and vegetables are just tender. Remove and discard bay leaf. Stir in chicken; heat through. To serve, ladle soup into bowls. Sprinkle each serving with basil.

Chicken Tortellini Soup:

Prepare as above, except substitute small broccoli florets for the celery and one 9-ounce package refrigerated cheese-filled tortellini for the noodles. Add the broccoli and 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms with the tortellini.

Parmesan-Pesto Chicken Noodle Soup:

Prepare as directed, except substitute 1 small zucchini, halved lengthwise and sliced, for the celery; Italian seasoning for the basil and oregano; and dried small shell macaroni for the noodles. Add 2 cloves garlic, minced, to the broth mixture. Add the zucchini with the macaroni. Meanwhile, spread each of 4 slices Italian bread with 1 tablespoon refrigerated basil pesto; sprinkle each with 1 tablespoon finely shredded Parmesan cheese. Place bread slices, pesto sides up, on a baking sheet. Preheat broiler. Broil 3 to 4 inches from the heat about 2 minutes or until cheese melts. Serve toasted bread with soup.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

241 Calories
7g Fat
20g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 241
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 77mg 26%
Sodium 1190mg 52%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Protein 24g
Calcium 60.6mg 5%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 454mg 10%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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