July 16, 2012

Easy Chicken Noodle Soup

I love simple, healthy soups and there is nothing better than a hearty chicken noodle soup. I just made this for a friend who recently had a much more comforting and cozy can you get?   I hope you enjoy it as much as she did!

1 tbs canola or olive oil
2 large carrots, diced
1 small onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 1/2 tsp dried thyme
6 cups chicken broth (or 4 cups stock with 2 cups water)
6 oz wide egg noodles (yolk-free is fine)
1 cup frozen corn
1 cup frozen cut green beans

2 cups cooked shredded chicken
salt and pepper to taste

Heat the oil in a stock pot over medium heat. Saute the carrot, onion, garlic  and thyme until the vegetables are slightly tender, about 6-8 minutes. Add the chicken broth and bring the soup to a boil; add the noodles (and a bit of water if needed, 1 cup at a time) and cook over medium-high heat until the noodles are almost cooked, about 8 minutes. Stir in the corn, green beans, and chicken, cooking them just till they are heated through and the noodles are to your desired texture, about 2 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. 

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