Country-Style Chicken Noodle Soup

Country-Style Chicken Noodle Soup
Staff Writer

Forget the doctor's office. Curl up on the couch on your sick day off with this classic chicken noodle soup, sure to beat the sniffles.

Ingredients

  • Two 14 ½-ounce cans chicken broth
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons Knorr bouillon powder
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 carrots, sliced
  • 4 stalks celery, sliced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • One 14 ½-ounce can corn, drained
  • 2 ½ cups roasted chicken, cut up
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 8 ounces wide egg noodles

Directions

Bring the broth and water to a boil in a large saucepan. Add the bouil­lon powder, onion, carrots, celery, and bay leaf. Cover the pan with a lid and boil on medium heat until the vegetables are tender, about 15 minutes.

Add the corn, chicken, salt, and pepper; return to a boil for 2 minutes. Add the noodles to the soup; cook at a medium boil until the noodles are al dente, about 7 minutes. Remove the pan from heat and keep covered until ready to serve. Noodles will continue to soften in the warm broth. Remove the bay leaf before serving.

Chicken Noodle Soup Shopping Tip

If you’re using store-bought broth or stock instead of water, make sure to buy low-sodium. The salt will concentrate as the water evaporates during the cooking process.

Chicken Noodle Soup Cooking Tip

When browning meat, resist the urge to move the meat – you must allow a flavorful crust to form over high heat. Once it has formed, the meat should slide freely with the shake of a pan.

Chicken Noodle Soup Wine Pairing

Chenin blanc with cream soups; pinot noir, gamay, grenache, or other light red wines with tomato-based soups, including tomato-based seafood soups; sercial or bual madeira or fino or manzanilla sherry with consommé or black bean soup; amontillado with black bean soup.