Friday, May 15, 2015

Amazing Chicken Mushroom Noodle soup

Tonight's dinner was an awesome success, which makes me so happy. We had soup and salad. Great combo! And everyone had seconds (except the 2yo) and hubby even finished off the salad!

Isn't that a beautiful bowl? I love them. Soup in one part, crackers or bread in another.

Tonight I was making good use of the mushrooms, carrots, and celery from my basket. 

2 T olive oil
1 lb. chicken breast, diced
1 small yellow onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 carrots, chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped
4 small mushrooms, cleaned, sliced or chopped
5 C chicken broth
1 tsp black pepper (this was a tad bit spicy. If in doubt, do half)
1 tsp dried thyme
5 oz. egg noodles (more or less depending on how thick you want your soup)
2 tsp dried parsley

On the mushrooms: I used Baby Bellas. I love the meaty texture of them, and even my kids ate them. And for chicken noodle soup, we like the small egg noodles that look like broken angel hair.

I cooked this entire meal in my rice cooker, which was great, but you can easily do it on a stove as well. Heat the oil in a large pot. Add the chicken and brown on all sides. Add the onions and garlic and cook for four minutes or until translucent.

Aren't these carrots beautiful? They are rainbow carrots, and I'm in love.

A close up on that splendid purple carrot.

A note on peeling carrots: I don't do it. I wash them well and eat the whole thing. It doesn't matter if I'm cooking it or eating it raw. You could say I'm just lazy (I am), but I think it's unnecessary. Actually, I don't peel most vegetables. Isn't that where all the amazing vitamins are? :)

Add the rest of the ingredients to the pot. Bring to a boil, cover, and lower the heat. Simmer for 30 minutes.

I served this with crackers and an Asian salad, but bread would work well too!

The Asian salad recipe can be found in the book Going Against the Grain. I didn't alter it at all, but I was missing mandarin oranges. Thought I had a can and I didn't. :( Excellent salad though!

So are you a soup and crackers person? Or soup and bread? Or soup and salad? I'm a soup and cracker person. Crackers are total comfort food for me. What do you think?



  1. soup and bread. but since your soup already has noodles, I'd for soup and salad!


Recent Posts

Popular Posts

In my pursuit to getting a cookbook published, I'm trying to develop my credibility as a food writer, and not just an author.