Revised 12/7/07 ~ I had to include this for BooMama’s Souptacular, too. It’s a three-ingredient recipe for cryin’ out loud! Your kindergartener could cook it for you (not that I’m recommending you cut your five-year-old loose in the kitchen or anything…it’s hyperbole, people!!)
Maybe I should’ve titled this differently ’cause there’s nothing "greasy" about this go-to meal. The first time I had it was at a day-long winter swim meet–cold and dreary outside, the antithesis going on inside (anyone who’s been a swimmer or had a swimmer knows what I mean).
Kids have a LOT of energy when they’re at a pool all day, and they burn a lot of energy swimming their events. The mom who brought a vat of Hearty Chicken Soup fooled me into thinking she had slaved for hours cooking this substantive meal in a crock; the truth is, it’s easier than Rice Krispie treats.
4 chicken breasts, skinned (boneless or bone in, whichever grosses you out less when you cut it up after cookin’ it)
5 cups broth
16 ounce package of egg noodles
Large can Cream of Chicken soup
salt and pepper, lots of both
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- Fill a stock pot with water and simmer the chicken ’til it’s tender (the longer the bettah, at least 45 minutes).
- Remove the chicken, cool; then cut or shred it by hand into bite-size pieces.
- Be sure to reserve at least 5 cups of the broth to add back.
- Cook the noodles according to the directions on the package.
- Whisk together 5 cups broth and the large can of cream of chicken soup. Add salt and pepper to taste. Then, combine the noodles and chicken and heat through (or leave in a crock pot on low for hours…).
Get a BIG bowl and spoon and enjoy. Cornbread on the side makes this even better!
You’ll want to have about four cups chicken and it’s okay to simmer a whole bird or dark meat if that’s your preference.
Pepper really makes a difference…I don’t think you can have too much (if your kids have an aversion to it, use white pepper 😉 ).
Be sure to visit Rocks in My Dryer for tons of other FANTASTIC simple-ingredient, last-minute meals! What a great idea for a themed "Works for Me Wednesday" post–this time of year I NEED easy! Visit BooMama, too, y’all!
HEY!!!… I made home made chicken soup for dinner tonight. A rare occasion that I cook.
I make a similar chicken soup myself. I just use the broth and noodles and a few carrots, green onions, celery. This sounds wonderful, though, with the cream of chicken added. I will try this for sure.
I never thought to mix cream of chicken soup into my regular chicken noodle soup. What a great idea! We usually have noodles and broth on hand. Now I’ll have to make sure I have c of ch soup, too!
Wow, this gives me an idea for a post.
But I’m too busy to post, better just make ‘quick’ chicken noodle soup!
I need an easy soup recipe. I’ll have to try it. Looks yummy.
Thank you Robin, dear. I will make this tonight because we are in the freezings now. I don’t like it so cold, especially when the men in my life are hot boxes and don’t want the heat on HIGH!!!
This recipe is right up my alley. Thanks.
That sounds so incredibly good I may just do it tonight! It’s cold and blustery here today… a little hot chicken soup is just what the doctor ordered!
Sandy and Mom2Fur, the CoC soup makes it more substantial…just be sure to mix the broth with it before you add the chicken and noodles for a better result.
Lisa, hmmmm, now I’m curious!
Karmyn and Robinella, make it, it IS easy. Then tell me if you liked it!
Lady Why, sounds like a plan to me :).
I am putting this on the docket for tomorrow night. It sounds good.
Sounds like my kind of soup! Easy and delish! Thanks for sharing.