Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Chicken Noodle Soup

When the weather gets cold outside I love making soups.  Who wouldn't love the classic Chicken Noodle Soup only better...the cleaned up version!

Chicken Noodle Soup was the first soup I made from scratch and it has now always been my go to when I need to make something healthy in a pinch.  I started making this when I was pregnant with my first child and needed some warm, healthy, comfort food.  














Big chunks of veggies, soothing broth, this soup will become a family favorite! It sure is in my house!!!!



Ingredients...
2 quarts chicken broth
1 can (29 ounces) crushed tomatoes
4 chicken breasts
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
4 large carrots, chopped
4 stalks celery, chopped
3 cups cooked whole wheat pasta of your choice
1 garlic clove, minced
3 tablespoons Lawry's Seasoned Salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon ground black pepper

Directions...

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
  2. Spray baking dish with spray and lay chicken in dish.  
  3. Season with 1 tablespoon Lawry's Seasoned Salt and sprinkle of pepper on eat side
  4. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until juices run clear
  5. Let cool and chop into 1 inch pieces (or larger if you prefer)
  6. Meanwhile in a large pot, add 2 tablespoons olive oil
  7. Add celery, onion, and carrots.  Stir until softened but not brown (about 5 minutes)
  8. Add a teaspoon of pepper and 1 teaspoon of seasoned salt (more of less to your liking)
  9. Add chicken broth, can of crushed tomatoes, add remaining seasoned salt and remaining pepper. Bring to a boil
  10. Add your cooked noodles and let simmer for 5 minutes.  Make sure your noodles are hard (al dente) as they will absorb liquid in the soup
  11. Add the cooked chicken and continue to simmer. Taste the broth and add more seasoning if necessary
  12. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve
Tips:
-serve with a nice crusty whole wheat bread
-you can use fresh thyme sprigs and salt in place of seasoned salt
-add as many veggies as you like

Enjoy!!!!

Be on the lookout for more healthy soup recipes being posted throughout the fall/winter season.  Also if you have any healthy soup recipes you would be willing to share please send to alysonhorcher@gmail.com.  Your kindness is appreciated!  

~Alyson
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