Welcome to our chicken noodle soup recipe using Swanson broth. This recipe is perfect for those cold winter nights or when you are feeling under the weather. We have tested and perfected this recipe to ensure it is both delicious and easy to make. Let’s get started!
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 medium carrots, peeled and chopped
- 2 celery stalks, chopped
- 6 cups Swanson chicken broth
- 1 bay leaf
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 cups cooked shredded chicken
- 8 oz egg noodles
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
- Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
- Add the garlic, carrots, and celery and cook for another 5 minutes.
- Pour in the chicken broth and add the bay leaf, thyme, rosemary, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 30 minutes.
- Add the cooked chicken and egg noodles and simmer for another 10-15 minutes, or until the noodles are cooked through.
- Remove the bay leaf and stir in the chopped parsley.
- Serve hot and enjoy!
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- Q: Can I use a different type of noodle?
- A: Yes, feel free to use your favorite type of noodle. Just adjust the cooking time according to the package instructions.
- Q: Can I use canned chicken instead of cooked chicken?
- A: Yes, canned chicken will work just fine. Just be sure to drain it before adding it to the soup.
- Q: Can I freeze this soup?
- A: Yes, this soup freezes well. Just be sure to let it cool completely before transferring it to a freezer-safe container.
- Q: How long will this soup last in the fridge?
- A: This soup will last up to 5 days in the fridge when stored in an airtight container.
- Q: Can I add other vegetables?
- A: Yes, feel free to add your favorite vegetables such as peas, corn, or green beans.
- Q: Can I use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth?
- A: Yes, vegetable broth will work just fine.
- Q: How can I make this soup spicier?
- A: You can add some red pepper flakes or hot sauce to the soup to add some heat.
- Q: Can I make this soup in a slow cooker?
- A: Yes, you can cook this soup on low in a slow cooker for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.
- Q: Can I add some cream to this soup?
- A: Yes, you can add some heavy cream or half and half to the soup to make it creamier.
To make this soup even more flavorful, try using homemade chicken broth instead of store-bought broth. You can also add some chopped fresh thyme or rosemary to the soup for extra flavor.
If you are short on time, you can use a rotisserie chicken instead of cooking your own chicken. Simply shred the chicken and add it to the soup.
If you want to make this soup ahead of time, you can prepare it up to the point of adding the noodles. Let the soup cool completely, then store it in the fridge for up to 3 days. When you are ready to serve the soup, reheat it on the stove and add the noodles.