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Nourishing Chicken Noodle Soup

Giving your vegetables a quick saute really brings out the flavors in this nourishing chicken noodle soup.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 55 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken noodle soup, chicken noodle soup recipe
Servings: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1 lb good quality chicken
  • 3 cups egg noodles
  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 4 carrots sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 tsp pink or sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp dry Italian seasoning
  • 5 sprigs fresh thyme or 2 tsp dry thyme
  • 32 oz organic chicken broth
  • 2 1/2 cups filtered water
  • Garnish with fresh thyme or parsley

Instructions

  • Chop onions, carrots, and celery, set aside.
  • In a large soup pot over medium-low heat, heat olive oil and butter.
  • Add chopped veggies, salt, ¬†pepper, Italian seasoning, and thyme ( if using dry)
  • Saut√© for 3-5 minutes to bring out the flavor.
  • Add chicken cook another 2-3 minutes turning chicken once.
  • Grate or press garlic over chicken and cook another 1-2 min making sure garlic doesn't brown.
  • If using fresh thyme get about 5 thyme sprigs from package, use one sprig to tie around others to hold them together. Toss this on top of the chicken.
  • Add broth and water and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce to a simmer and cook 20 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink inside.
  • Pull chicken out onto a plate shred with a fork and knife. Add back to pot.
  • Add egg noddles and cook for another 15-20 min.
  • Season with more salt and pepper as needed.