Chicken Noodle Soup
- 3 cups chicken broth low sodium (24 oz.)
- 2 cups egg noodles
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 large yellow onion chopped (= 1cup)
- 1 cup chopped carrots (=8oz.)
- 1/2 cup chopped celery (about 1-2 stalks)
- 1 TBS minced garlic (3-4 cloves)
- 1 large chicken breast (enough to = cup chopped up)
- About a tsp. of butter or margarine
- Salt and pepper to taste
Adapted from hungrychives.blogspot.com
First thing you want to do chop up the carrots into bite size pieces, chop up the onions and the celery.
Next toss chopped carrots into pot and pour in just enough broth to cover the tops completely. Bring to a boil and then simmer uncovered for 10-15 min. or until tender when stabbed with a fork. [Just keep in mind we are only adding to this pot so the carrots will continue to cook as we add the other ingredients.]
Melt some butter in a sauté pan and toss in the celery, after about 2-3 min toss in the onions wait another 2-3 min until the onions become slightly opaque, and throw in the minced garlic. Take the sautéed mixture off the heat and set aside.
Next grab a new pot and fill with water, bring to a boil and then put in the chicken breast. It should cook in about 20 min depending on the size and if you grab it with a pair of tongs it should seem pretty firm when done. If you're worried about the middle taking longer to cook than the outer skinnier parts you can always cut it up into somewhat equal sizes and put it back into the pot. After about 10 min check your chicken by cutting into the thickest part if there is no pink whatsoever it should be done, cut up the rest of the chicken and also make sure there are no pink spots.
While the chicken is cooking take back the pot with the partially cooked carrots, and pour in the rest of the chicken broth and the 1 cup of water. Toss in the egg noodles bring to a roaring boil then turn it down to a slight boil and cook noodles for about 6-8 min stirring occasionally or until slightly al dente.
Once the chicken is cooked and cut up and the noodles are done throw the cooked chicken and sauteed celery, onions, and garlic, into the pot simmer for about 5 min salt and pepper to taste, serve, then eat!