Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

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Ok, be honest – who doesn’t LOVE homemade Chicken Noodle Soup?!

It’s yummy, it’s comforting, it can help heal a cold – it just ROCKS!!

And don’t even get me started on that fact that we have FINALLY had some cooler weather in AZ, and that means {Soup Time}!!

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So, last night I busted out my cooking skills and created the BEST Chicken Noodle Soup I’ve ever made, no joke!! And it was SO simple. There was a step I was missing when I used to make it, and it makes all the difference in bringing out the flavors of the soup.

My organic and gluten-free items are suggestions, you can substitute if you want. But this is exactly what I used! Also, you can make this without noodles if you want!!

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Ingredients

2 – 32 ounce boxes of organic veggie broth
2-3 bay leaves
sea salt
cracked black pepper
1/2 organic onion, chopped small
3 medium organic carrots, peeled and diced
2-3 stalks of organic celery, diced
2 organic garlic cloves, minced
2-3 cups chopped roasted chicken (I used the pre-roasted breasts you can buy at the grocery store, Mine were organic.)
1/2 package of quinoa noodles (Seen here)

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Directions

1 – add chicken broth and bay leaves to a large pot and bring to a simmer.
2 – While broth is coming to a simmer, chop onions, carrots, celery, and garlic. Saute first 3 items in 1-2 tbs Avocado Oil, EVOO or Ghee on medium-high heat for 6-9 mins. Season with salt and pepper (very important!!).
3 – While the veggies are sauteing chop up the roasted chicken so you have 2-3 cups. Add to the simmering broth.
4 – Add in garlic to veggies and saute for another 1-2 mins.
5 – Add the veggie mixture into the broth and chicken. Stir well, season with a little bit of salt and pepper.
6 – Let broth, veggies and chicken simmer for 30-90 mins to help develop the flavors. (The longer you gently simmer it, the better the flavors will be and the softer the chicken will be!)
7 – Cook noodles in broth & veggie mixture according to the package. (Mine took about 20-22 mins to soften up. Gluten free noodles take a lot more time to cook. Taste the broth throughout the process to see if you need to season with more salt and pepper!)

ENJOY!!

I know it sounds way too simple to taste as good as I say it does, but trust the process!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Sauteing those veggies is the magic trick!!

xoxo

LIZ

 

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