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Chicken Noodle Soup with a Freezer Friendly Twist

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This is a stock-your-freezer recipe. The great thing about making homemade soups is that you can make a lot and freeze it in portions to take out on a busy weeknight when you are too tired to cook a meal from scratch. Pair it with some yummy grilled cheese sandwiches and you are done.

Ingredients

  • 32 ounces, fluid Chicken Or Turkey Broth
  • 16 ounces, fluid Water
  • 5 whole Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
  • 1 whole Medium Yellow Onion
  • 5 stalks Celery
  • 2 bags (20 Oz. Bag) Frozen Crinkle Cut Carrots
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Sage
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Parsley
  • 2 whole Bay Leaves
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 teaspoons Pepper
  • Egg Noodles, If Serving Immediately

Preparation

Heat broth and water in a large stock pot to a boil. Add chicken breast and cook through. Reduce broth to a simmer. Take the chicken breast out and let cool completely, then shred with two forks. Add chicken back to the broth.

Add onion, celery, carrots all herbs, spices and seasonings. Leave on a low simmer and cover with a lid. Simmer for 1 hour. Add the egg noddles in the last 15 mintues, if you will be serving the soup that night and not freezing it.

Now here is where I decided to change it up this year. I didn’t add the noodles in because in years past, if I freeze the chicken soup, the noodles turn to mush after defrosting and reheating.

For any of the soup that was getting frozen, I just omitted the noodles from the containers. When I was ready to have chicken noodle soup for dinner, I just cook the amount of noodles we need.

Note: I make my own broth from leftovers of chicken or turkey. Super easy to make and freeze!

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barefootphotographer on 2.4.2010

So glad you liked it, the spinach is a great idea. I did the same thing on the ratings on someone elses recipe the first day I got on TK. So no worries!

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sjstory83 on 2.3.2010

PS this was my first time ranking a recipe, and I accidentally clicked “3” mitts–but I would really give it 5. I am very sorry!

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sjstory83 on 2.3.2010

This recipe was very simple and delicious. I even added a package of frozen chopped spinach and some frozen okra and enjoyed it without the noodles. I will definitely make this in the future!

Oh and I love freeze-able soups!

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sjstory83 on 9.30.2010

Very delicious–I just thawed some of this soup last night that I had made last year, and it was still great. I’m going to make a new batch very soon!

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