Chicken Noodle Soup

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Good for the heart, good for the soul....good when everyone in our household has been sick for 6 days straight! Poor little Kenya got a bronchial infection at one of the kid play spaces (a.k.a "germ factories") I take him to and within days everyone in our house was down for the count. Since there's little you can do medicinally for kids Kenya’s age, out came my homemade ginger-lemon-honey tea and my personal favorite, chicken noodle soup.

Almost nothing seems to taste good when you’re sick, but there's something about chicken noodle soup that always makes you feel better. For years doctors have deemed it medicinal and I have to agree. I always considered my recipe for chicken soup fast, easy and fresh, but I became a true pro at making it day after day this week to feed my “patients”. Chocked full of carrots, celery and leeks, I got smart this time and made a huge batch for the freezer for the next time we're all down for the count.

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Chicken Noodle Soup (Make 4 Servings)

Prep Time: 5 mins Cook Time: 18 mins

nut free

dairy free

Ingredients

  • 32 ounces (1 box) low sodium chicken stock
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 leek, white and light green part thinly sliced (about 1 cup)
  • 2 large bone in, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 teaspooons Vegit or other salt-free herb seasoning
  • 3/4 cup small noodles (I like to use broken spaghetti)

Preparation

1. Heat chicken stock in a large pot over a high heat and bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer.
2. Add the carrots, celery, leeks, chicken breast, Vegit and cook for 12 minutes.
3. Remove the chicken breast, cool and tear or chop into bite size pieces.
4. Add the egg noodles to the broth and cook for 6 minutes or until tender.
5. Add the chicken to the soup.
6. Serve.
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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. My passion is creating simple, healthy recipes that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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14 comments

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  • Vanessa

    iI can't find low sodium stock, can I use broth or will it give another flavor?

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    • Catherine

      You can use broth :)

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  • Nana B

    I've not heard of Vegit. What is it and where do I find it, please? I live in the Metro area of MN. Thanks!

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    • Cristy

      whole foods sells vegit. i think in the seasoning aisle. you can also order from amazon. it's a little pricey, but probably worth it if you plan to cook with it a lot

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  • Cristy

    is there a way to make this w/o vegit, and have still taste good?

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    • Catherine

      Vegit just adds more seasoning, you can avoid putting it in and just season with some salt to taste

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  • Puja

    The sure way to cook chicken breast as seen on America's Test Kitchen is to start with the chicken and stock in a cold pot and bring to boil and then simmer till chicken reads at 165

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  • Jessica

    Can I do this in the crockpot?

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    • Catherine

      Yes, I think it would work beautifully in a crock pot! Chicken breast takes 2-4 hours to cook in the crock pot on low heat!

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  • Rebecca

    As always, a delicious recipe. I doubled it so we'd have extra and I didn't have leeks so I sauted onions instead with a little garlic. So comforting this time of year.

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  • Kelly

    Hi Catherine! Would it be okay to use Herbamare in place of vegit?

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    • Catherine

      You could use any spice blend you prefer!

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