Chicken Noodle Soup is the ultimate sick day food. Sure, you can also eat ramen, but chicken noodle soup is so much more nutritious and it’s way lower in sodium. One of the unfortunate parts of being a grownup is that you often have to take care of yourself when you’re sick.
This soup is easy to make, is ready in 15 minutes, and still has all the comforting qualities you associate with chicken noodle soup your mom might make. We save a lot of time because we’re using rotisserie chicken that you can get from any grocery store. I suggest using egg noodles because they cook quickly and they have a nice chew, but you can use whatever pasta you have on hand! I hope you try it out when you’re trying to get some nourishment when you’re sick or if you’re just craving some soup.
Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
- Rotisserie chicken [shredded, you want to pick the meat and the skin from the bones]
- low sodium chicken stock [or you can make your own with Better Than Bouillon reconstituted soup base-this is what I use]
- Onion, carrots, and celery [you can oftentimes pick this up pre-chopped in the grocery store]. If you only have 2 of the 3 veggies, that’s fine.
- Dried bay leaf
- Egg noodles
- Salt and pepper
1. In a large pot, Heat 1 TB of oil [I use coconut oil] or butter on medium heat. Add in the diced onion, celery, and carrots. Add in a teaspoon of salt and a teaspoon of pepper Cook for about 3-4 minutes or until the onions look slightly softened. The onions will also start to look more translucent. Stir every once in a while so the veggies don’t stick.
2. Add the chicken + skin to the pot. [Adding the skin is optional, but I find that it adds so much flavor]
3. Add the chicken broth to the pot [if you’re “making” your own broth from concentrate with Better Than Bouillon, then add in the desired amount of water and the appropriate amount of bouillon].
4. Add the dried bay leaf into the broth. [they’re pretty potent so I would only add one]
5. Once the mixture boils, add in the egg noodles
6. After 3-5 5 minutes, check on the doneness of the egg noodles. [By this, I mean carefully fish out a noodle and taste it to see if it’s done]
7. Add salt and pepper to taste and dig in!
There you have it- tasty, delicious chicken noodle soup that you can make in under 15 minutes! If you make this recipe, be sure to tag me @NavAdulthood on Instagram and Twitter so I can see it!