Quick and easy way to make chicken soup from scratch
December 2, 2015
So December has finally arrived and it brings the cold, living in New York wintertime is always harsh and beautiful but the cold weather just gets me down. A great pick me up at least fro me to help combat the winter coldness and an actual cold lol is homemade chicken noodle soup.
I tried looking online for a recipe that was quick, simple and didn’t use store bought chicken broth but I honestly couldn’t find any, so I figured why not let me see if I can make my own and it came out amazing my husband and I both had two bowls last night. It honestly took me like 20 to 30 minutes and it was very fulfilling. As always I’ve included photos and the recipe below
Carrots (As many as you want)
Celery (As many as you want)
Garlic Powder (Optional)
Angel Hair Pasta
Thyme (As many as you want)
Chicken Flavor Bouillon (2)
Parsley Flakes (Optional)
Medium to Large size pot
Once you have all your ingredients the first thing that you do is wash and cut the chicken into pieces, it doesn’t have to be small pieces just a 3 or 4 stripes depending on the size of your chicken breast. Place the pieces of chicken into the pot and add just enough water to cover the chicken so about 2 cups of water on medium heat. Then you season the water with the Adobe, Chicken Flavor Bouillon, Salt and Pepper you can be as light or as generous as you want with the seasoning. I like to over season especially when I’m making soup so that everything has great flavor.
As the chicken is cooking you can start cutting up your vegetables. I took 6 or 7 baby carrots and I cut then into 4 or 5 pieces and place them in the pot, then I chose one celery stalk and I cut the whole thing into small pieces and placed it in the pot. With the thyme I took a few sprigs about 3 and I pulled the leaves off and placed them into the pot. You can also use a thyme shaker it doesn’t have to be fresh.
Right about now the chicken is cooking very well, so it’s time for a taste test, take a small spoon and taste your broth if you feel that it needs more flavor just add more adobe, salt, pepper whatever you think it’s missing. If you feel that it’s too strong no worries you’re going to add a little more water to get the pasta cooking. I made about half a box of Angel hair pasta.
Now you can use any pasta that you want I’ve always used angel hair to make soup because the pasta is thinner and it cooks very well and doesn’t take as long as regular pasta. But like I said you can use any pasta or any noodles that you want. You’re going to add about a cup of water and you’re going to break your pasta in half with your hands don’t take too many or they will go all over the place. Place as much pasta as you need and let it cook. You should see the pasta starting to soften after about 5 minutes or so, and once it’s fully soften and easy to move around your soup is ready to be serve.
I would like to hear how the soup turned out for everyone and if you decided to use any different ingredients.