What is the healthiest / best tasting chicken noodle soup recipe for someone who is sick?
I am looking to make chicken noodle soup today. I've had homemade before and it was delicious. I also don't know how they made it. So looking for any and all tips!
Well, I don't really have a recipe. I cut the chicken into pieces and rinse the pieces thoroughly. In a little olive oil, sautee a couple of onions, chopped, and lots of garlic. Then I add the chicken to the pot, enough water to cover and also chopped carrot, potatoes and whatever else you'd like. I like to add plenty of fresh ginger when I have a cold. In the last ten minutes of cooking add pasta if you like, also veggies suchas chopped green beans or peas. I like salt and pepper and oregano for seasoning. You can also take the chicken off the bone at this point, if desired. Sprinkle a little fresh chopped parsley for garnish in each bowl. I hope this helps. Enjoy!
I had never heard of the ginger idea and I happen to have some in my kitchen! Thanks!
I agree with this one ginger is great when sick. Cayenne is also good for the body along with garlic so I would add them in.
I cook chicken soup whenever I am sick or anyone in my family is sick. I find that when you are sick, the hot liquid of chicken soup is the best part.
If you do not have homemade chicken stock in the freezer or are sick already, use the boxed chicken stock.
1T Olive Oil
half onion, cut into small diced pieces
1 clove garlic
1 box of chicken stock or broth or 2 cups of homemade stock
2 cups of chicken, cut up in small pieces or shredded
1 bag of baby spinach, rough chopped
1 T of lemon zest
Salt and pepper to taste
dashes of hot sauce - optional
half a bag of egg noodles
Add about 1 tablespoon of olive oil to a deep soup pot. over medium heat (I try to avoid butter when I'm sick. I usually try to avoid all dairy, especially to ward off the cough that follows.)
Add a half of small diced onion and 1 clove of crushed garlic. Cook until translucent. Do not let garlic burn so keep over a medium heat. This should take about 5-8 minutes.
Meanwhile shred 2 cups of chicken into small bite sized pieces. and chop up a bag of baby spinach.
Zest about a tablespoon of lemon.
When onions and garlic are ready, add one box of chicken stock or broth, the chicken, spinach and cook for about 2 minutes until spinach is wilted.
remove from heat and add salt and pepper to taste and a few dashes of hot sauce. - optional (Hot sauce in hot soup clears out your sinuses)
Since the chicken, onion and spinach are cut small, this becomes a great sipping soup.
Cook the noodles separate. When ready to serve. Put some noodles in the bottom of the bowl and spoon the soup over the noodles.
Adding noodles to the soup makes the noodles mushy.
When storing.... store soup and noodles separate.
Feel better soon!
A commonly consume Chicken Noodle Soup varies from different noodles you used. Some may like to use thick yellow noodles, wanton noodles, bihun or dried noodles for healthier choice. Chicken Noodle soup is delicious and easy to boil, suitable for a quick meal during lunch time and even breakfast. It is healthy and the warm broth helps to warm up your stomach if you are sick. read more
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