Fall is upon us and that means cozy sweaters, warm boots, and delicious soups & stews that warm us from the inside. It’s no wonder that it’s my favorite time of the year.
This week on the Monday Menu I have another tasty recipe or so I think. Homemade chicken soup with huge egg noodles!
While I was at the Mitten Mom conference I was given a package of Al Dente Pappardelle. These are the most delicious egg noodles ever… and more importantly the company is based right here in Michigan. Yes, another amazing product made right here in the mitten state.
Al Dente uses only the best ingredients from the wheat to the spices and care is taken in all of the varieties that they offer such as Spinach, Egg, Garlic Parsley, Basil, Squid, Wild Mushroom and Spicy Sesame. They also have whole wheat and reduced carb options too.
Okay, so back to my recipe. The ingredients are really simple and you can make the recipe simple or take more time and really go all out with it.
- 3 Chicken breasts – bone in with skin.
- 1 bunch of flat leaf parsley
- 1 medium onion cut in quarters
- 1 – 2 tsp chopped garlic
- 2 bay leaves
- salt & pepper
Chicken Noodle Soup
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 1/2 cup celery chopped
- 1/2 cup carrot chopped
- 2 chicken breast cut up (use the chicken from the broth, a rotisserie chicken from the store, or saute two cut up chicken breasts)
- Chicken broth (use the homemade broth or 2 32oz containers from the store)
- 1 -2 Bay leaves
- 1 package of Al Dente pasta
In a large pot or dutch oven saute the onion, carrot, and celery just until they start to soften. Toss in the bay leaves, pour in the broth, and then bring it to a simmer. Cook for about 5 – 7 minutes and add in the chicken and the noodles and cook until the noodles are done.
Pull out the bay leaves and enjoy!
I tossed in a hand full or two of frozen peas when I put the chicken and noodles in just for some extra flavor/color in it.
But look at those awesome noodles! I love really wide egg noodles in my soup and the next day they soak up a lot of the broth and it makes the soup really thick.
You can also thicken the soup up with some corn starch or flour and serve it in homemade bread bowls. No matter how you make it your family is sure to love it.
What is your family’s fall favorite soup?