Chicken Noodle Soup
This chicken noodle soup is “homemade-ish”. It involves a few short cuts but still has that hearty, homemade taste that is perfect for a cold or sick day.
On the Struggle Bus
This week, both my son and I have been ill. I took him to the pediatrician and luckily he didn’t have the flu or strep. He just has a nasty cold and congestion. As a parent, it is so hard to watch your baby feel so bad and not be able to communicate their symptoms. The best I could offer was careful attention, comforting snuggles, and simple cold remedies.
This was also the first time I have been sick at the same time as my son. Gosh, it is draining! And it was terribly hard to focus on my own health because I was so concerned for his well being. I wished for my own mother to come to take care of me but she lives over an hour away. I just wanted some of her homemade chicken noodle soup. Luckily she has taught me how to make soup, and during a phone conversation encouraged me to make some this week. She reminded me that it would be a great treat for my son too because he has a sore throat.
Homemade-ish Chicken Noodle Soup
I love to make dishes from scratch- like in when I made this braised lamb last week. However, when I’m sick it is a challenge to find the energy. This recipe involves some short cuts. For example, instead of cooking chicken I bought a rotisserie chicken. Also, I used chicken broth I keep in the pantry for emergencies just like this.
When extremely tired or sick, what cooking shortcuts do you take? Do you have a favorite soup you eat when under the weather?
Chicken Noodle Soup with Rotisserie Chicken
- 2 Carrots sliced
- 2 Celery stalks chopped
- 1 small Onion chopped
- 3 Tablespoon Unsalted butter
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
- 8 cups chicken broth I used low-sodium
- 1 cup water
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 3 cups cooked chicken dice or shredded
- 8 oz egg noodles uncooked, medium size
- In a large pot, melt butter over medium heat. Sautè onions, celery and carrots for 4-5 minutes until softened.
- Add garlic and cook 1 more minute.
- Add italian seasoning, salt, chicken broth, water, lemon juice, and chicken. Stir to combine.
- Bring soup to a boil, uncovered. Stir in egg noodles and lower heat. Cook until egg noodles are al dente, stirring occasionally.
I love homemade chicken noodle soup! This looks so good and comforting! I hope it helps you to feel better!
Thanks for your kind words. I am doing much better!
Binge on Basics
I have always been a fan of chicken noodles soup and I make it the same way as you do. Thank you for detailing out the recipe. I will forward to my friends
Thanks so much for sharing. Glad to know someone else does the same process.
We have a go to chicken noodle soup recipe when we’re not feeling well. I’d give your recipe a try next time.
The Frugal Samurai
Brilliant! My go-to sick dish, and you’ve just re-invented it to make it BETTER, thanks for sharing, will be giving this a go for sure (in sickness or in health!)
You’re welcome and thanks for reading! I enjoy sharing.
Cooking sometimes is a combination of instant and home made. I really like this recipe. Simple and so complicated.
Chicken Noodle Soup looks yummy and delicious I would love to try cooking this soup YUMM!!
Chicken Noodle is a fave of mine. It always hits the spot!
I love chicken noodle soup!! I will definitely give this one a try. This is exactly what I need right now that I am sick.
When I’m tired or sick a shortcut I take is ordering food from a restaurant, lol. I haven’t been sick in yeeeaarrs. If I get sick again I’d probably put some frozen vegetables in a pot with store bought vegetable stock for a quick soup!
Can’t beat a good bowl of noodle soup. I remember mum used to feed us this all the time growing up. Cost effective and tasty too 😎😎
Soup is always welcoming when we are under the weather. It’s like the one comfort food we appreciate, yours looks so tasty.
Bookmarked! I love soups and am always looking for new and exciting recipes, and this one is it! With these cold days, soup is perfect.
I love chicken noodles soup but my recipe is a bit different. The recipe sounds really great and truly it is worth a try.
Looks like a tasty chicken! Maybe i can give this a try one day… hope you and your son are all well now
Thank you. We are both feeling much better.
Soup is best for the speedy recovery and it also has good taste. The recipe is filled with healthy ingredients must be really helpful during sickness.
I love how hearty and simple it is! Perfect for another changing season as we know we’ll get a lot of rain!
Mmm this is one of my FAVORITE soups! It’s great when you aren’t feeling well and on a cold day. Thanks for the recipe!
You’re welcome and thank you.
Thanks for sharing this recipe, I was wanna try to learn more cooking and looking for a simple and yet delicious recipe, this is perfect for me. Bookmarked, thanks for this amazing recipe.
You’re welcome and thank you for the feedback!