Fun with Food Friday – In-a-Hurry Chicken Noodle Soup

by Mama Chocolate on April 8, 2011

Mama Chocolate

Welcome to Week 5 of Fun with Food Friday
(ALERT: Read to the bottom for extra bonus entries opportunity!)

Check The Not-So-Secret Confessions of a First Time Mom for another recipe review this week!
She just found out she’s expecting again, so head over and congratulate her! 

Today’s recipe comes from ME! 
I have a big pile up of great recipes from you guys, but what my sick little girl really needed last night was…chicken noodle soup.

This is my speedy version. I prefer using homemade chicken broth made from bones cooked for a few hours. 
But I don’t always think ahead enough to cook a chicken earlier in the week, or even to start the broth early enough in the day, but sometimes I still need homemade chicken noodle soup.

In-a-Hurry Chicken Noodle Soup

(again, forgive my non-existent measurements: this is a little-of-this-a-little-of-that recipe!)
Chicken breasts
minced garlic, (lots, if you’re sick!)
chicken broth
egg noodles
1.) Chop up all the vegis!

See my own handy pre-minced blops of garlic from my freezer?

2.) Cook the chicken breasts. I usually boil them for a few minutes and then turn them down to medium-low until they’re done all the way through.

3.) While the chicken is cooking, saute the vegis with a little oil or butter until they’re soft.

4.) I usually have canned chicken broth on hand or make my own, (see above!) but this time I was in a hurry and had no canned, so I used bouillion!

Please don’t use the icky cheap kinds that are almost 100% MSG. Ew!

5.) Add water in with the bouillion cubes.

6.) Bring to a boil and add the noodles! Don’t be shy. Unless you’re afraid of noodles.
I say bring ‘em on.
Noodles are one of God’s gifts to mankind.

7.) Meanwhile, your chicken should be done, and you can cut it/pull it, whatever. Get it into bite-sized pieces.

8.) Toss the chicken in!

9.) Add salt, pepper, and any other herbs you might find appealing. I usually add dried thyme.

10.) Enjoy with some delicious homemade bread and salad!

We’ll be doing this again next Friday, and we need your recipes!
To encourage ya’ll to produce your tasty gems, I’m offering 10 extra entries into any ONE giveaway of your choice for each recipe you submit, (you can send me as many as you like!)

Just send the recipe(s) to and tell me which current giveaway(s) you’d like your extra entries to go into. I’ll add the entries!

Don’t forget to check The Not-So-Secret Confessions of a First Time Mom to see what Michelle cooked up this week!

If you have a blog post about a favorite recipe, I’d love it if you’d comment with a link to it!
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Mama Chocolate

I’m also including this in the A to Z Blogging Challenge as a late post for “F.”

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Nicole April 8, 2011 at 1:35 pm

Mmmm, there is a God!!!

It must be fate that I landed on your blog because your quick, in-a-hurry children soup recipe is right up my alley because 1. I'm a city girl who often just grabs something from a store to eat and 2. I have always purchased soup from a grocery store or restaurant to eat, so…..I'm glad to be able to learn how to make it myself.

Thanks a lot for sharing this recipe and for writing this post!

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shamrocksgal April 8, 2011 at 3:13 pm

I love chicken noodle soup- now I'm hungry! :D


Rosanne E. Lortz April 20, 2011 at 2:52 pm

I love how easy this recipe is! I made it today for lunch (and threw in some spinach leaves for added yumminess), and it turned out fabulous. Thanks!


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