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Easy Chicken Noodle Soup {Recipe}

Sadly, a few of us came home from our trip to Utah with a nasty cough.  We are going to have a mellow day today and decorate for Christmas.  I am also going to make this Easy Chicken Noodle Soup recipe.  Unfortunately, I don’t know where I got this recipe, I’ve been making it for so long and it’s just written down on a notecard.  But this recipe is SO easy!  This is a recipe my oldest has been making since she first started cooking too because it’s pretty simple.  And it’s delicious and comforting too.  We always make this when we’ve got sickies in the house.  Sometimes we make this to take to friends or family who are sick.  And sometimes we make it just because the girls request it-so you know it’s good!

Here’s all you need:

You can cook some chicken to use in this soup or you can cheat like me and just use some rotisserie chicken.  It adds some great flavor to this soup.  I like to buy a rotisserie chicken (or 2 depending on if we’re eating one right away for dinner or not) whenever I go to Costco and then I cut the meat off and divide it into bags for the freezer.  Then I’ve got yummy cooked chicken ready to go when I need it in a recipe.  It’s just a huge time saver.

To start this soup you melt some butter and cook the carrot, celery and onion until they are soft:

Add the broths, chicken, noodles and seasonings:

Simmer for about 20 minutes and it’s ready:

Easy right?  I swear, just smelling this soup will make you feel better too.  And leftovers for lunch the next day are pretty awesome!


Easy Chicken Noodle Soup


1 tablespoon butter

1/2 cup onion, chopped

1/2 cup celery, chopped

1 cup carrots, sliced

4 cans chicken broth

1 can vegetable broth

1/2 pound chicken, chopped

1 1/2 cups egg noodles

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon dried basil

salt and pepper to taste


In large pot over medium heat, melt butter.  Cook onion, celery and carrots in butter until just tender, about 5 minutes.  Pour in the broths and stir in chicken, noodles, basil, oregano, salt and pepper.  Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes before serving.





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