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Old-Fashioned Chicken Noodle Soup
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Chicken Soup For The Soul
When the first Chicken Soup for the Soul book hit the shelves in 1993, people couldn't get enough of the inspirational, heart-warming stories from ordinary people. To date, over 200 subsequent books have been published, including titles like Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul, Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul, and Chicken Soup for the Father's Soul. Each book targets a specific group of people and consists of short, motivational stories and essays. Even if you aren't a bookworm, the simplistic format makes these books easy to read. Since each entry stands alone, these books can be read on the run, in the bathroom, at the doctor's office, or at the airport--whenever you need to fill time. With stories to bolster the spirit and sting the eyes with tears of compassion, these compilations connect hearts and promote empathy as they connect people on a common ground--our shared humanity. Chicken soup makes people feel better!
- 3-4 chicken thighs, boiled, separated from bone, and shredded
- 3 medium carrots, sliced
- 1 stick celery, diced
- 1 small onion, diced
- 3 14.5 oz. cans chicken broth
- 1 teaspoon chicken base
- 1 teaspoon parsley
- 8 oz. uncooked egg noodles
- Place chicken thighs in soup pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Cover pot and boil on low until tender, about 25-30 minutes. Remove thighs from pot. Remove fat and bones and discard. Shred meat and set aside. Leave water and cooking juices in pot, being sure no bones or fat remain.
- In the same pot, place carrots, celery, and onion. Return to a boil, then cover and boil on low heat until tender, about 15 minutes.
- Add chicken broth, chicken base, parsley, and uncooked egg noodles. Return shredded chicken to pot. Cover and cook on low heat until noodles are tender, approximately 20 minutes. Serve.
Does Chicken Soup Help With The Common Cold?
Chicken soup has been administered to the sick since ancient times, but modern researchers often disagree on chicken soup's impact on the common cold. Some argue it's comfort food giving a placebo effect, while others insist it helps with congestion. According to ABC News, new research has emerged proving tricky chemical reactions do occur that slow down or block the number of cells that congregate to the lung area during times of upper respiratory distress when chicken soup is consumed. Dr. Oz extols the benefits of chicken soup too, noting its ability to keep you hydrated, thin mucous, and soothe nose and throat passages. Not only is homemade version helpful, but many of the canned and boxed brands pack the same zing.
If you're feeling under the weather, chicken soup can give you the immunity boost you need without a shot in the arm! Even if you aren't convinced of it's healing properties, the old cliché is fitting: It might not help, but it wouldn't hurt!