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Chicken noodle soup

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A bowl of chicken noodle soup
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6
Serving Size
Serving Size:
1/6 of prepared recipe
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Ingredients

Ingredients

3 pounds chicken pieces
Water
1/2 teaspoon salt 
1/4 teaspoon black pepper 
1 onion, chopped 
1 cup celery, chopped
3 large carrots, scrubbed or peeled, thinly sliced 
4 cups (6 ounces) dry noodles 
Optional: Seasonings such as 1 teaspoon thyme or sage
 

Directions

Directions

1.    Place chicken in a large kettle. Cover completely with hot water. Cover and bring to boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 2-3 hours.
2.    Remove the cooked chicken pieces from the broth with a tongs or slotted spoon. Cool 10-15 minutes and then separate the meat from the bones and skin. Break meat into bite-size pieces. 
3.    Remove fat from the broth by skimming with a spoon, adding and removing ice cubes, or blotting top of broth with paper towels.
4.    Put chicken meat, seasonings, and vegetables into the stock.
5.    Bring broth to a boil. Cover and reduce heat. Cook about 15-20 minutes on medium heat until the carrots are crisp-tender.
6.    Add noodles and boil uncovered for about 6-7 minutes, stirring occasionally to break up any noodles that might stick together.
7.    Refrigerate or freeze leftovers within 2 hours of cooking. If refrigerated, use within 2 days. When reheating, bring to a boil.
 

Tips and Variations
Tips and Variations
  • One cup of dry noodles (1.5 ounces) makes one cup of cooked noodles.
  • If you do not want to use all the chicken in the soup, before you add the vegetables and seasonings, prepare a container of the cooked meat covered with broth. Freeze in a microwave-safe jar or airtight containers. It can be kept for 6 months in the freezer. Thaw quickly in the microwave when you want to use it.
  • Peppery and hot, chicken noodle soup loosens up a stuffy nose or a tight chest cold.
  • A child can help by measuring the noodles or scrubbing the carrots.
     
Nutritional Info

Nutritional Info

Serves 6
Amount per serving
Calories
278
Total Fat
7.6 g
Saturated Fat
2 g
Cholesterol
92 mg
Sodium
308 mg
Total Carbohydrates
24.3 g
Dietary Fiber
2.5 g
Total Sugar
3.1 g
Protein
27.1 g
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Time to make
Time to make:
30 minutes preparation; 3 hours cook time broth and 30 minutes cook time soup
Recipe Credit
Recipe Credit:
University of Minnesota Extension Center for Family Development staff
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Category:
Soups

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