Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Aunt Marcella's Chicken Noodle Soup!

 Well, last week in "tejas" was beautiful, but our fab weather didn't last and now we are back to our usual rainy and cold January days...but never fear! That's when I get to tackle all those in door projects that haven't been touched in a while! Today, I'm working on sales tax ( I know, you all are jealous!) Just keepin' it real..the paperwork can only be put off for so long! However, since this is surely soup weather, I thought I would share with you all my Aunt Marcella's chicken soup recipe...it is my "go-to" recipe on these cold days and it perfect when anyone in the family gets sick! It's easy and tastes good...enough said!
 First step, boil your chicken and cut in bit size pieces! You'll need 4-6 chicken breast.
 Save your chicken broth...fresh is the best. 
Now add in your onion flakes, chicken, canned carrots (time saver!), celery (see below).
Here's a quick tip from my aunt on celery...Cut it up and add enough water to cover the celery and cook it in the microwave about 3 minutes. That way you are sure they are done...you can add the water they cooked in also.
 Now for the secret ingredient....
Yep, Campbell's Chicken Noodle Soup! It gives the soup that salty, chicken flavor that is often missing in broth type soups. My husband loves the flavor this adds and he is not a "soup" guy!
You can now also add more noodles, rice, celery salt and salt and pepper. Let the soup climb to a boil then let it simmer for about an hour!
Pop in some biscuits or cornbread and dinner is on the table!

Aunt Marcella's Chicken Noodle Soup

4-6 chicken breasts
1 lb. carrots (or use canned for faster soup)
4 stalks of celery
1 can chicken noodle soup
1 cup rice
Thin noodles
4 cups chicken broth
1/3 c water
onion flakes
celery salt
salt and pepper to taste
Boil the chicken, keep the broth. Add 1/3 cup water, carrots, celery, cut up chicken,onion flakes, rice, noodles and seasonings. You can add more water, canned chicken broth, additional cans of soup if want to make a larger pot or feed more folks!

Hope it warms your body and your soul!


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