Classic Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe - it comforts with tender bites of shredded chicken and wide egg noodles in a flavorful homemade stock. It's sooo good!
I've used chicken thighs in this recipe as they provide a deep, satisfying flavor.
Yes, chicken soup has been shown to have healing properties to ease the symptoms of a cold. And that is all the more reason to take a steaming pot to a sick friend or family member.
Your thoughtfulness will add to the healing benefits of the chicken soup by saying I care about you, you are important to me, and I hope you feel better soon. What body wouldn’t respond positively to that combination?
While chicken noodle soup may not cure the common cold, research has shown that it can help ease some of the symptoms.
Chicken soup made with stock contains minerals such as zinc, calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium from the simmered bones. The vegetables in the stock and in the soup itself also release a wonderful supply of vitamins.
Substances in chicken soup have been shown to ease the inflammation we experience with the common cold. As a result, it may reduce phlegm and the occurrence of sore throats, plus ease nasal congestion.
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
1 medium onion, peeled and chopped
2 medium carrots, peeled and chopped
2 stalks of celery (well-rinsed and sliced)
1 teaspoon kosher salt
3 cloves of garlic, peeled and minced
3 sprigs of fresh rosemary - leaves finely chopped, stems discarded
1/2 cup dry sherry (not cooking sherry)
8 cups chicken stock, homemade preferred (chicken stock recipe)
1-1/2 pounds chicken thighs, skinless and boneless
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 bay leaf
8 ounces egg noodles, uncooked
Fresh parsley for garnish
1. In a Dutch oven, heat the oil and butter.
2. Add: Add the onions, carrots, celery, and salt.
3. Cook: Cook for about 5 minutes or until onions begin to soften; stir occasionally.
4. Add and cook: Add minced garlic and chopped rosemary leaves. Cook for about 1 minute.
5. Add and cook: Add sherry, scraping up cooked bits from bottom of pan; reduce for about 1 minute.
6. Add: Stir in the stock, and bay leaf.
7. Add: Add chicken thighs, removing any excess fat.
8. Increase the heat to high until it just reaches boiling, then immediately lower the temperature and cover pan with a lid.
9. Simmer: Simmer for 35-40 minutes or until meat is tender and can be easily shredded.
10. Shred chicken: Transfer chicken to a plate and pull meat apart into bite-sized strips using two forks.
11. Remove the bay leaf and discard.
12. Simmer: Add the shredded chicken back to the soup and return to simmer.
13. Add and cook: Add the noodles and cook for 7-8 minutes or according to package directions.
14. Season soup with salt and pepper to desired taste.
15. Garnish: Garnish with fresh parsley.
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"Chicken Soup and Sickness: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia." National Library of Medicine - National Institutes of Health. Accessed February 6, 2016. https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002067.htm
Cook, John. "Positive Thinking and Self-Fulfilling Prophecies and Actions." In The Book of Positive Quotations, 2nd ed. Minneapolis, MN: Fairview Press, 1997.