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Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup: Recipe

Updated on October 13, 2009
basic broth before being strained, removing  chicken legs   and  adding vegetables
basic broth before being strained, removing chicken legs and adding vegetables
noodles
noodles
add to broth, cook 10 minutes
add to broth, cook 10 minutes
I add a favourite hot sauce and black pepper before eating
I add a favourite hot sauce and black pepper before eating

Chicken Soup

The cold and flu season is upon us, everywhere that we go doors and windows are closed and air circulation is reduced. Indoors, people sneeze and cough and generously share their viruses. There are a few foods that I rely on during this season to make me feel better, do they actually protect me from a cold, some, would say, yes, some no and others I don’t know.

I do not count on these foods to keep me from getting a cold or developing the flu but I do find they warm me up when I come in on a cold night and that warm feeling makes me feel stronger and that is nothing to sneeze at, pardon the pun.

My favourite virus season food is homemade chicken soup just like my grandmother used to make. I also like a good old fashioned beef stew and find hot sauce of any kind indispensable.

Homemade Chicken Soup:

Equipment:

Soup pot

Sharp knife

Cutting board

Ingredients:

5 chicken legs, legs are cheap

½ green pepper diced

1 medium onion sliced

6 mini-carrots sliced

4 cloves garlic

5 cups water

Sea salt and black pepper to taste

Hot sauce if you want,

Besides liking my food spicy, hot sauce can make you sweat and sweating is good for your health.

Preparation;

Add water to soup pot

Add chicken legs and onions

Cook 75 minutes

Strain broth into a bowl and set chicken legs aside

Put broth back into soup pot

Add all the other ingredients

Cook for another ten minutes and serve.

The chicken legs can be eaten cold, put into a lunch, used for a stir fry and a number of other uses. We usually have then for lunch the next day, either to take to the office or enjoyed at home with a salad.

I like cold chicken more than I do hot, just like turkey, there is something about either bird that simply tastes better cold, especially in a hot turkey or chicken sandwich but then that is a hub for another day.

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  • Bob Ewing profile imageAUTHOR

    Bob Ewing 

    10 years ago from New Brunswick

    it is basic.

  • Mark Knowles profile image

    Mark Knowles 

    10 years ago

    Bob - This is a very easy recipe. Much quicker than mine. Thanks.

  • Bob Ewing profile imageAUTHOR

    Bob Ewing 

    10 years ago from New Brunswick

    hot sauce transforms, let me know what you think Mark if you try it.

  • Mark Knowles profile image

    Mark Knowles 

    10 years ago

    I'm with you Bob - the hot sauce works every time. Great recipe by the way - much simpler than mine > I will try this on enext time.

  • Bob Ewing profile imageAUTHOR

    Bob Ewing 

    10 years ago from New Brunswick

    There is a big difference between canned and homemade, you will see.

  • cgull8m profile image

    cgull8m 

    10 years ago from North Carolina

    I usually buy the canned ones, never liked it much. I would love to try this recipe.

  • Bob Ewing profile imageAUTHOR

    Bob Ewing 

    10 years ago from New Brunswick

    Thanks, Z, I have more than one as well as we have chicken soup regularly.

  • Zsuzsy Bee profile image

    Zsuzsy Bee 

    10 years ago from Ontario/Canada

    Bob! This recipe sounds just perfect to me. I make a pot full of chicken soup once a week starting late fall until the end of the winter. So three or four days per week I have a cup of soup for lunch. I have six different recipes which I keep interchanging for a different taste every week.

    Great HUB

    regards Zsuzsy

  • G-Ma Johnson profile image

    Merle Ann Johnson 

    10 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

    Good recipe Bob..I do saute my vegies first for more flavor..I think...G-Ma :O)

  • Bob Ewing profile imageAUTHOR

    Bob Ewing 

    10 years ago from New Brunswick

    Great food in cold and flu season

  • Stacie Naczelnik profile image

    Stacie Naczelnik 

    10 years ago from Seattle

    I bet my husband would love this recipe. He's a big chicken soup fan.

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