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Tuesday, October 30 2012

Homemade chicken noodle soup is a staple in nearly every home. Try this quick-and-easy recipe that combines tender chunks of meat, pasta, and flavorful herbs in one steaming bowl.


Recipe from 
Servings: Makes 4 main-dish servings.
Prep Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
    4-1/2  cups  chicken broth
     cup  chopped onion (1 large)
     cup  sliced carrot (2 medium)
     cup  sliced celery (2 stalks)
     teaspoon  dried basil, crushed
     teaspoon  dried oregano, crushed
    1/4  teaspoon  ground black pepper
       bay leaf
    1-1/2  cups  dried medium egg noodles
     cups  chopped cooked chicken or turkey
In a 3-quart saucepan combine broth, onion, carrot, celery, basil, oregano, pepper, and bay leaf. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 5 minutes. Stir in uncooked noodles. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 8 to 10 minutes or until noodles are tender but still firm and vegetables are just tender. Discard bay leaf. Stir in chicken; heat through. To serve, ladle soup into bowls. Makes 4 main-dish servings.
Chicken Tortellini Soup: Prepare as above, except substitute small broccoli florets for the celery and one 9-ounce package refrigerated cheese-filled tortellini for the noodles. Add the broccoli and 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms when tortellini is added.
Parmesan-Pesto Chicken Noodle Soup: Prepare as above, except substitute 1 small zucchini, halved lengthwise and sliced for the celery; Italian seasoning for the basil and oregano; and dried small shell macaroni for the noodles. Add 2 cloves garlic, minced, to the broth mixture. Add the zucchini with the macaroni. Meanwhile, spread each of 4 slices Italian bread with 1 tablespoon refrigerated basil pesto; sprinkle each with 1 tablespoon finely shredded Parmesan cheese. Place, pesto sides up, on a baking sheet. Preheat broiler. Broil 3 to 4 inches from the heat about 2 minutes or until cheese melts. Top each serving with a slice of the bread.
nutrition information
Per serving: Calories 241, Total Fat 7 g, Saturated Fat 2 g, Cholesterol 77 mg, Sodium 1190 mg, Carbohydrate 20 g, Fiber 3 g, Protein 24 g. Daily Values: Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 6%, Iron 11%. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet 
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