Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup (with whole wheat noodles!)

2014-12-02 16.49.45 Since I posted a chicken stock recipe last week, I thought it’d be fun to post a recipe we love, that uses that chicken stock. Today we’ll make a really simple and fast chicken noodle soup that is amazing and so healthy! It’s the perfect meal when it’s cold outside or when you’re feeling a bit under-the-weather. This soup also freezes great so if you have leftovers, you can save them in individual portions for lunch another day! You can either cook your own chicken (I like to boil mine), or you can grab a rotisserie chicken from Costco or elsewhere, shred up the meat and use that in this recipe(and then use the carcass to make more chicken stock!). Since I’m a stay-at-home-mom, I like to do a lot of my prep work, like dicing veggies and shredding chicken, while our 2 year old is napping, that way, when the older kids are home from school and needing help with homework and piano, I’m mostly done and really just need to dump things together and cook it. If you’re busy with work or school, you could always do the prep work the night before or the morning of. 2014-12-02 17.33.52 When we have soup, my family loves to have rolls with it, and we usually serve this soup with these amazing home made whole grain rolls. 2014-12-02 17.42.35 THE RECIPE:

The Best Chicken Noodle Soup (with whole wheat noodles) – lightly adapted from 100 days of real food
Makes 7 servings

9 c chicken stock (this homemade one is wonderful!)
3 c uncooked small whole grain noodles (fusilli, mini penne, etc)
1 1/2 c peeled and chopped carrots
2 c (~4 stalks) chopped celery
1/2 yellow or white medium onion, chopped
2 c cooked chicken, shredded (I like to use Costco Rotisserie chicken, or chicken I’ve boiled)
Salt and black pepper, to taste (I do 1/2-1 tsp)

In a large pot over high heat, bring the chicken stock to a boil. Add the vegetables and noodles and cook according to package directions (7-9 min). Keep the stock boiling. Add the chicken at the end to warm it up. Taste the soup and add salt and pepper as needed. Serve warm. *Leftovers are fabulous and can even be frozen in individual portions for lunch another day.

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