Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Chicken Noodle Soup...

Sheila wasn't feeling so great today. So, Cynthia and I ran out to the market really fast and picked up ingredients for chicken noodle soup. We were all ferociously hungry, so we couldn't wait all day for the soup to shimmer. Our plan of action was to saute and lightly cook all of the individual components before combining them together - creating a super fast and tasty home remedy.

5 comments:

Janet said...

Plz leave the recipe! LOL
That sure looks Yummy on a dark stary night. I hope your Sisters feeling better!
Janet x

Andrew Thornton said...

Hey Janet!

It's super easy. We just de-boned a rotisserie chicken from the market and set that aside. We caramelized onions. Then, we sauteed chopped carrots, celery, corn, and peas separately in butter. Everything was seasoned with salt, pepper, and sweet roasted paprika. The carrots, corn, and peas were sauteed very lightly so they wouldn't get mushy, but the celery was cooked until translucent so it wouldn't be stringy. While we were getting all the individual ingredients cooked, we heated one large box of chicken broth and two containers of water in a large pot with LOTS of garlic. We threw the skins and bones of the chicken in for more flavor and richness. Once all the parts were finished individually cooking, we strained out the bones and skin. Then we added all the ingredients together. Uncooked egg noodles were added at the last to cook with the other ingredients. I find that egg noodles hold up better in soups. They are a little denser and keep their shape better without turning to mush and falling apart. Instead of cooking the egg noodles separately, they taste better cooked in broth. To finish, add a stick of butter and stir. We add our chicken near the end so it doesn't get tough and remains succulent and tender.

Anonymous said...

Your soup looks wonderful. Just happened to come across it. I copied the receipe. Love the lots of garlic part. Janet B (another Janet)

Andrew Thornton said...

Sheila wasn't feeling too great. So, the extra garlic helps.

Janet said...

Ohhh man alive lol I have to make that!
Thank you Andrew!
Janet McD x