I’ve come down with a cold over the past two days, and while it wasn’t taking over my day yesterday, or even this morning, it is tonight. I’m at home right now, on break from college, and my parents are out at some business related dinner. Naturally, when sick, I want chicken noodle soup. And I don’t know if it was the way my mom raised me or something else, but canned chicken noodle just isn’t a thing I please. So here is the most simple “you don’t even mind making it when you’re sick” recipe there is. And just so you know, it’s a creamy one which makes it taste a millions times better.
- Swanson’s Chicken Broth (they say on their TV commercials that you can taste the difference, my mom swears that they are not lying and will only not use them when she has made her own- yes I said made her own chicken broth)
- Heavy Cream
- salt and pepper
- egg noodles (or another kind, unlike the broth noodles are preference based)
- Chopped Cooked Chicken
When I say easy I mean it, you let the chicken broth come to a boil on the stove top, like it were water, than add the noodles to it. After the noodles are cooked, bring the broth to a simmer and toss in the chopped chicken. Take a measuring cup (it doesn’t matter what size) and fill it about halfway up with broth from the pot, add cream to fill it up the rest of the way, than stir the mixture and pour it into the big pot. This keeps the cream from separating when it hits the hot water, you just keep doing this over and over till it has as much, or as little cream as you want. It’s all to taste, when it’s yummy stop.
You’re done! Congratulations, next stop, expert chief. (or the pillow beside the fireplace).