Chicken Noodle

I don’t like the overuse nowadays of the words “comfort food”. It seems like everyone wants to label their top 20 favorite foods as comfort foods. Well I think there is one true comfort food, and that is chicken noodle soup. American mothers have been using it for decades to give to their children when they are feeling under the weather. Unfortunately, alot of those mothers are giving their kids the soup out of a can. But I have a simple recipe for a single serving chicken noodle soup that can be made fast with leftover chicken.

Ingredients
Leftover chicken
4 oz pasta (I like rotini, penne, bow ties)
1-2 carrots
1 celery stalk
3 cups chicken stock or broth
dried basil
sea salt & black pepper to taste

Start by slicking your carrots and celery into bite size pieces. Bring your stock or broth to a boil and add your carrots and celery. Reduce the heat to simmer and cook until the carrots and celery have soften about 8-10 minutes. Now add in your pasta and return to a boil. Once reached a boil again simmer until the pasta is al dente. Then add your chicken, and cook for about 3-5 minutes to just re-heat the chicken. Stir in a heavy pinch of dried basil. Add salt or black pepper to taste. Serve with oyster crackers or saltines.

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  1. Polyester Ties May 20, 2010, 8:07 pm

    What you’ve made with the leftover chicken is new to me, looks delicious though. I can ask my mom to try that recipe sometimes.

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