Thursday, April 29, 2010

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

I decided I needed to make this yesterday because . . .

the day looked like this!

It's almost May and the weather is unbelievably cold. However, it will warm up soon and that means we only have a few good soup days left! Time to pull out the crock pot!

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 onion, chopped
4 carrots, peeled and sliced
celery salt
poultry seasoning
wide egg noodles
chicken bouillon
salt and pepper to taste

I don't follow a recipe for my homemade chicken soup, I just throw everything in the crock pot and test it until it tastes right. So, yesterday morning I put a couple of boneless, skinless chicken breasts in the crock pot and turned it to high. Then I added 1 chopped onion, 4 carrots (peeled and sliced), put in just enough water to cover it all and let it cook until afternoon.

In the afternoon I took 2 forks and broke up the cooked chicken breasts into smaller, bite-sized pieces. Then I added canned chicken broth and chicken bouillon. I had to add the bouillon to make up for the water I already had in there with the chicken and vegetables. I also added the celery salt, poultry seasoning, salt and pepper. Then, about an hour before we ate I put in as many noodles as I wanted and let them cook.

The soup turned out really good. One thing I would have done differently is put the noodles in a little later. They ended up softer than I wanted and broke apart before I served it. I ended up making a double amount of soup so that we can have leftovers today and I can have a little break from cooking dinner. Maybe I'll make some rolls tonight to go with the leftover soup. Those are always a hit.

Oh, I can't forget our "side" with the soup from last night! This is certainly a kid favorite and I had them when I was a kid. What is it? CRACKER SANDWICHES!!! I still like them.
Actually, these little cracker sandwiches go a long way as an incentive to get kids to finish their soup. I put them together with a little bit of butter in the middle. So tasty! I ate them with my soup and it added a real buttery taste to my soup.

1 comment:

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