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So the stomach bug hit my house! WP caught it first, then my dad and I caught it together, and my mom caught it last. JT was spared because he was working in Florida. KM and EJ were fortunate enough not to get it. (Thank Heavens). So what is the go to comfort food in my house hold?? Chicken Noodle Soup. Though Campbell’s makes a delicious canned version, I prefer to make it homemade to cut back on the sodium. Feel free to adjust the recipe to feed your need or to season for your taste. When I made this, I was cooking for 2 children and 3 adults ( I sneaked some into the hospital for my dad).
Chicken Noodle Soup with Spaghetti Noodles and No Canned Broth or Stock:
2 lbs- Tyson Chicken Tenders
1 small onion
1 stalk of celery
2 whole carrots
8 oz pack of spaghetti noodles
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning Mix
Chopped onion and celery.
Cut Carrots into circle slices
Dice chicken into bit size pieces
COMBINE: Onion, Celery, Chicken , Salt, Pepper, Hot Sauce, Garlic Powder, and Tony’s Chachere’s and add enough water to cover the ingredients in a 5 Quart Pot. (I love my Magnalite Pot collection!). Let the chicken boil and the water cook out to insure the onions and celery are soft and the chicken is cooked. Add more water and the carrots. Bring to a boil again. Boil until the carrots are a little soft ( you don’t want the carrots to be completely soft because they will fall apart when you cook the noodles.) When the carrots are a little soft, add noodles and more water in order for the noodles to boil. Continue to cook until carrots are soft and noodles are cooked thoroughly.
I don’t use canned broth or stock because I find they contain a lot of sodium. My dad has high blood pressure so I attempt to use fresh ingredients and make a lot from scratch. Letting the chicken, vegetables, and noddles boil all in the same pot provides the flavor for the soup and its own broth!!
I’d love to hear from you!!!!
Let me know what you think once you try it and how you changed it if you did so!!! Also, if you have any questions, feel free to ask me. 🙂 Thanks!!!!