Today is my son Zach’s 22nd birthday and he is sick! Bummer! He went to the dr this afternoon and they said he has a virus so there’s not much they can do for him. So I made him some homemade chicken noodle soup for his birthday dinner. I like this recipe because it is so quick, easy and it tastes so soothing when you’re sick or it’s cold outside. I’m giving you a quick version and then an even quicker version, both are good. This is another recipe that I’ve had for so long that I can’t remember where it came from.
10 cups water (I did 12 this time)
2 tablespoons dried minced onion (I used 1/4 cup)
2 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules (I used 3)
2 teaspoons celery flakes
1 teaspoon pepper (do not omit this, it’s what gives the soup it’s kick!)
4 cups wide egg noodles
2 (5 oz) cans chicken (I used a 12.5 oz can from Costco)
Bring water to a boil. Add ingredients, breaking up chicken. (I also add the juice from the can of chicken.) Return to a boil, heat and simmer uncovered 12 – 15 minutes or until noodles are tender. (This is the quicker version.)
Version #2 (the quick version) – Omit dried onion and celery flakes. Substitute with 1/2 – 1 cup chopped onion, 2 – 3 sliced celery stalks and 2 – 3 thinly sliced carrots. Add to boiling water with rest of ingredients.
I made version #2 but with dried onion instead of fresh.