One of the best things to eat around this time of year is a nice steaming bowl of chicken noodle soup. It can help warm you up and it can help with that bothersome cold. But why settle on the plain old standby? This simple recipe puts a great spice-twist on the classic. Mackenzie Kupfer, Avant Garden Decor
This light and tangy soup, courtesy of the Bring Your Lunch! cookbook, is as close to instant as homemade food gets. It is the perfect use for your homemade chicken broth or any lingering partial containers of broth you may have. Since it’s so simple, ingredient quality is key here — and better broth means better soup.
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This hot pot recipe is a great alternative to the classic chicken noodle soup. The chicken is substituted by tofu, but the taste remains the same. Brew this up in the winter months for a savory dorm room meal.
This chicken noodle soup is a far cry from those of my childhood. Several things give this version its delicious flavor. First, chicken breasts are poached in a rich, aromatic stock to form the foundation. A mix of earthy sautéed mushrooms provides an umami touch. And, finally, some dry vermouth balances the soup’s richness.Market Note: Some grocery stores sell packages of mixed, sliced mushrooms including shiitakes, baby bellas, and oysters. This is a convenient way to buy them. If unavailable, use 4 to 6 ounces shiitakes (stems removed and mushrooms sliced) and 4 to 6 ounces baby bellas (trimmed and sliced through the stems).Cooking Tip: When this soup is made several hours or a day ahead, the noodles sometimesabsorb more of the liquid and make the soup thicker. Thin it with some purchased chicken broth if you like.Recipe excerpted from Soup Nights: Satisfying Soups and Sides for Delicious Meals All Year by Betty Rosbottom, Rizzoli New York, 2016. Click here to purchase your own copy.
I made this soup using some rich, homemade chicken stock, and yes, it all was gluten-free and incredibly easy. Chicken soup definitely soothes the soul.
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There's nothing quite like chicken noodle soup, and sometimes circumstances just call for a big, heaping bowl of the good stuff. Add a little brown rice or quinoa to make this into a meal, or just serve it as is with some warm crusty bread.