Chicken Noodle Soup

1 hourServes 4
chicken noodle soup

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive, divided
  • 1 ½ lb. chicken breast cubes
  • Salt and freshly cracked pepper
  • Chicken Soup Veggie Kit
  • 1 carton Pacific Chicken Broth
  • 2 c. water or additional chicken broth
  • ½ package Mrs. Miller’s Egg Noodles

Chicken Soup Veggie Kit:

  • 4 tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1 c. celery, chopped
  • 1 c. baby carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 c. white onion, chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 thyme sprigs
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Directions

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1Brown chicken

Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in Dutch oven or soup pot over medium-high heat. Season chicken liberally with salt and pepper. Add chicken to pot and brown on all sides, about 4-5 minutes. Once browned, transfer to a plate and set aside.

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2Prep veggie kit

While chicken browns, remove carrots, celery and onions from veggie kit and chop into smaller, bite-sized pieces. Strip thyme leaves from stem. Set aside bay leaves and garlic.

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3Sauté veggies

Heat additional 1 tablespoon oil in the same pot over medium-high heat. Add onion, celery, and carrots to the pan and season with salt and pepper. Sauté the veggies until they begin to soften, about 8-10 minutes. Drop heat to medium if veggies begin to burn. Add thyme leaves, 2 bay leaves and 1 tablespoon garlic to pot and sauté 1 minute longer.

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4Add broth and simmer

Return chicken to pot along with any accumulated juices. Add broth and water (can use more broth if have on hand) and use a wooden spoon to scrape brown bits from bottom of pot. Liquid should cover all ingredients. Add more water or stock to cover by ½ inch. Cover and gently simmer for 20 -30 minutes.

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5Add noodles

Break noodles into small pieces and add to the pot. Stir making sure to submerge noodles completely in broth. Cover and cook 10 minutes.

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6Serve

To serve, fish out bay leaves and discard. Ladle into bowls and serve hot.