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.
We were sorry to hear that Zach is so sick. Your chicken soup for the soul and body will help him feel better much sooner. Sounds delicious. I like both versions. Never thought about using the canned chicken. Thanks. Love, Mom