Warm and Cozy: Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

There’s nothing quite like a steaming bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup on a chilly day. This timeless recipe is a comfort food classic that warms both body and soul. With tender chicken, hearty vegetables, and perfectly cooked noodles, it’s a hug in a bowl.

Ingredients

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 3 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 cups egg noodles
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley for garnish

Instructions

  1. Start by heating a large pot over medium heat. Add a splash of oil and sauté the onions, carrots, and celery until they begin to soften.
  2. Add the minced garlic and cook for an additional 30 seconds, until fragrant.
  3. Pour in the chicken broth and drop in the bay leaves. Season with dried thyme, salt, and pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil.
  4. Add the chicken breasts to the pot. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and let the soup simmer for about 20 minutes, or until the chicken is fully cooked.
  5. Remove the chicken from the pot and shred it using two forks.
  6. Return the shredded chicken to the pot. Add the egg noodles and continue to simmer until the noodles are tender.
  7. Check the seasoning and adjust with more salt and pepper if needed.
  8. Once the noodles are cooked, discard the bay leaves. Your homemade chicken noodle soup is now ready to be served.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Yields: 6 servings

A heartwarming recipe for homemade chicken noodle soup that’s both delicious and comforting.

Nutrition information: Calories: 220 | Total Fat: 4g | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 23g

There you have it – a bowl of warmth and comfort that brings back memories with every spoonful. Whether you’re feeling under the weather or just need a soul-soothing meal, this homemade chicken noodle soup is the answer. It’s a reminder that the simplest dishes are often the most satisfying, and its inviting aroma alone can chase away the chill of even the coldest days. So, ladle out a portion of this nourishing goodness and savor each bite as it transports you to a cozy haven of flavor and contentment.

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