For the first time at the age of 28, I have finally learned how make chicken noodle soup. Yes, I am a little upset with myself for not learning how to make it earlier in life. Now that I've got that off my chest, let's get into how I made it. Once you make chicken noodle soup for the first time you probably will never forget how, kind of like making a grilled cheese sandwich. Okay maybe not the same thing but you get the point.
So lets make this clear I'm no chef, I just love to eat, so this recipe is more of a summary of how I made chicken noodle soup for the first time. Sooo lets get started.
What you need: 1.5lb of chicken ( I like bone-in thighs for the most flavor)
2 quarts of chicken stock
3 stocks of celery
1 yellow onion
garlic (a clove or two, your call)
2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
pasta of your choice ( I like the bow tie kind)
Dutch oven or soup pot.
First things first, chop up those veggies to your desired size just make sure everything is even. Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in your pot over medium high heat, and add all your veggies in (carrots, celery, onions, and galic), don't forget to season,
add that pinch of salt.
Cook all that up for about 4-5 min.
Next move it all to the sides of the pot making room for your chicken thighs. season your chicken and add the other tablespoon of oil to the pot and let it get hot.
Add the chicken and cook on each side until golden brown and then add one court of chicken stock to the pot and bring to a boil. Now add your bay leaves and turn the heat down and bring it to a simmer and let it cook for 30-40 min.
Once you hit that 30-40 min mark, pull out the chicken and set aside on a plate. Add your pasta to the pot and the second quart of chicken stock and bring to a boil. While that cooks for a few minutes, pull and shred chicken and add to the pot. Cook everything until the pasta is cooked to you liking and season with salt and pepper to taste.
(note: you may or may not want to add additional water depending on how
you like the consistency of your soup)
Finally, put some in a bowl and enjoy your accomplishments.
Comment any tips and tricks or additions you like to add to your chicken noodle soup!