Over the past week the girls and I have been sick. Not so sick we can’t move, but sick enough we didn’t leave the house for a week and we spent most of the time in our pajamas (don’t worry, we own many many sets of pajamas.)
On one of my sickest days I decided we needed soup. Homemade chicken noodle soup always seems to hit the spot and makes us feel better, I was hoping this time wouldn’t be different.
Lucky for us, it wasn’t. A bowl of soup for each of us and some fresh baked dinner rolls, that I didn’t mess up on this time, gave us all a little more pep in our step. It didn’t cure us, and I didn’t expect it would, but sometimes when you haven’t had the energy to eat more than a few bites of cold cereal or half a cheese sandwich, a nice hot, wholesome meal can do wonders.
This is the basic chicken noodle soup recipe I use when we’re sick or when we just want a hot bowl of soup in the chilly weather. It’s simple but oh so good. I cheated and used a package of frozen egg noodles, but if you want to make your own, go for it! We often make our own but I didn’t have the energy to knead the dough or roll them out this time.
- 4 chicken breasts cut into bite sized pieces
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 2 carrots, chopped
- 2 celery stalks, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 4 cups of chicken broth
- 1 cup of frozen corn
- 1 package frozen egg noodles (or make your own homemade)
- 1 tsp thyme
- 1 tbsp parsley flakes
- salt and pepper to taste
- Heat oil in a large, heavy pot at medium heat. Once oil is heated add chicken and cook until it is white on all sides.
- Add in onion, carrots, celery, garlic and thyme. Cook until veggies are soft.
- Pour in the chicken broth and heat until boiling. You may want to turn up the heat just a bit for this.
- Add in egg noodles (frozen or homemade, you want it boiling either way). Cook 30 to 45 minutes at low to medium heat until noodles are cooked through. We usually cut one in half to see if it’s done.
- Add in corn, parsley, salt and pepper. Cook for an additional 5 minutes or until corn is heated up.
- Serve and enjoy!
What is your favorite food to eat when you’re feeling under the weather? Share your favorites in the comments below.