Monday, April 12, 2010

Chicken Noodle Soup

Here is my recipe for yummy wholesome chicken noodle soup!

Chicken Noodle Soup

1 whole free-range chicken
a sprinkling of organic, dried oregano
2 carrots, peeled and sliced
2 stalks of celery, sliced
Organic Chicken Stock
Organic Vegetable stock (this is the key ingredient for an amazingly flavorful soup. The one we use* also has pear juice in it which adds amazing flavor!)
2 cloves garlic, pressed
Organic minced onions to taste
Salt and Pepper to taste
Half a bag Whole wheat egg noodles.

Remove giblets from chicken and wash carefully.
Cover chicken with water. Rub oregano between your hands to release the full flavor. Boil until chicken is fully cooked. While chicken is boiling prepare your veggies. Remove chicken from the water and allow it to cool enough to handle. While the chicken is cooling prepare the broth. Remove about 1/4 of the water in which you boiled the chicken and discard or save for something else. Add the chicken and vegetable stock to the water left in the pot. Depending on how much water evaporated during the boiling and how much you remove, the amount of the stock will vary but start with about half the container of each first and add to that if you need. After the stock comes to a boil, add your veggies and cook until tender. While veggies are cooking de-bone your chicken and shred or chop. Add chicken to the broth. You'll only want to add about half to three quarters of the chicken, unless you have a large family. Save the chicken you don't use for chicken salad, or a small chicken casserole! As soon as the veggies are tender, and the chicken is added, pour in about half a bag of whole wheat egg noodles. Cook for the time specified on the pasta package.

Serve with cheese, and crackers or cheese scones! Mmm!

I hope y'all enjoy!

*The broth we use is 100% natural Swanson® Certified Organic Chicken broth, made from all natural, organic vegetables and free-range chicken raised with no added hormones or antibiotics.
The vegetable is the same brand as well - 100% natural Swanson® Certified Organic Vegetable broth has the perfect balance of vegetables and seasonings, grown according to organic standards
(this was taken from the Swanson website.)

1 comment:

Miss Jen said...

Mmmm.... lovely! :)
Looks fabulous!
There is nothing so
satisfying as a warm pot of chicken

Love~ Miss Jen