Haute Comfort Food – Take it up a notch with Chicken Noodle Soup!
Chicken Noodle soup – who doesn’t love it?
When under the weather, there’s nothing like snuggling up with a nice warm bowl of chicken noodle soup. For years, people have turned to the soup as a remedy to treat the common cold. According to WebMD, chicken noodle soup can help alleviate inflammation. The steam from a hot bowl of soup also helps open nasal passages. Although tests have been unable to prove that the soup has the ability to cure the common cold, it makes you feel good in the process.
The power of this soup lies in its ingredients. Depending on the vegetables used, they can provide many vitamins and nutrients. The broth itself can soothe a sore throat, while the carbohydrates in the noodles give the body energy to fight off illness. The best thing about the soup is not only does it make you feel good, it tastes good.
- 3-4 cups cooked chicken, chopped or shredded ( 1 whole rotisserie chicken)
- 2 Tbsp canola oil
- 2 onions, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped
- 3 carrots, thinly sliced
- 4 small ribs of celery, finely chopped
- 1 tsp sugar
- ½ tsp truffle salt or sea salt
- ½ tsp pepper
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 2 cups water
- 2 large handfuls broad noodles
- ¼ cup fresh dill, chopped
- In a Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions, garlic, carrots and celery, sugar, salt and pepper. Cover pot and cook until vegetables are just soft, about 8 minutes.
- Add broth and water and bring to a boil. Stir in chicken and noodles, cover and cook about 5 minutes until noodles are al dente. Add dill and season with more truffle salt if needed.