Chicken Noodle Soup

Today I'm going to share with you a dreamy Chicken Noodle Soup recipe.
This soup is one of my all-time favorite comfort foods.
Now, don't mistake me.
 I'm not really a fan of the condensed, soggy noodle chicken soup.
What I'm a fan of is flavorful chicken stock, firm noodles, and fresh vegetables that make up this soup.


My friend Brittani shared this recipe with me.
It's a little different, in that it has potatoes in it.
But, I'm not complaining--who doesn't love a starch.
Potatoes and noodles--two of my favorite foods.

Chicken Noodle Soup

Printable Recipe

4 tablespoons unsalted butter
cajun seasoning, to taste (I used Tony's)
3-4 large bone-in, skinless chicken breasts
2 boxes of low-sodium chicken stock
1 bag of baby carrots
1 bag if small red potatoes
1 teaspoon celery salt
2 teaspoons onion powder
2 teaspoons garlic powder
cajun seasoning to taste
1 pound pasta, (I used rotini)

In a large stock pot, melt the butter.  Season the chicken breasts with the cajun seasoning and place in the stock pot.  Brown both sides of the chicken.  Add one box of the chicken stock and equal parts water.  Boil the chicken until it is cooked thoroughly, about 20-30 minutes.  Once the chicken is cooked, remove it from the pot and strain the water.  
Do not empty the water, just strain it.  Return the chicken broth to the pot and add the second box of chicken stock, carrots, potatoes, celery salt, onion powder, and garlic powder.  Bring to a boil.  Once boiling, reduce to a simmer and allow the carrots and potatoes to cook for 20 to 30 minutes.  While this is cooking, debone the chicken and shred.  Meanwhile, cook the pasta ad dente.  
Add the chicken back to the pot and season to taste.

Serve the soup over the pasta.  (Do not store your soup and pasta together.  This will make your noodles soggy and will soak up all of your broth.)  

**The beauty of this soup is that you can customize it to however you want it to taste.  You can add other vegetables and herbs or keep it simple.  It is so easy.


Enjoy,

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