Classic chicken noodle soup is more than just soup. It is comfort in a bowl. It is warmth from the inside out when you are cold and feel horrible. And most of the time, it’s the only thing you feel like eating when you are sick. After all, there’s a reason it’s called “Jewish Penicillin”. We have been pretty sick around here, so we’ve had this classic chicken noodle soup three times in the last two weeks. Can’t. Get. Enough.
I am not a fan of soup from a can. Even when I’m bedridden and so ill I don’t want to move, I still don’t want soup from a can. It’s not a snobby thing, it is just not what I find comforting. Some people want that when they’re sick; canned soup probably reminds them of their childhood but when I’m sick, I want home cooked soup. (Okay, maybe I am a little snobbish about it. Not in a bad way, though!) So, it’s a really good thing that this soup is no fuss and easy to make! If you can boil chicken and chop some veggies, you will have delicious, deli style chicken soup in no time at all.
Big chunks of tender chicken, soft veggies and an herbaceous, flavorful broth all work magic on your body to make you feel nourished and on your way to whole again.
I hadn’t made homemade chicken soup in a while before I made this a couple weeks ago, and I was pleasantly surprised to find that my chicken noodle soup tasted just like traditional Jewish deli chicken noodle soup. The broth is a little bit thick and the noodles are super soft but not falling apart. No al dente noodles in chicken noodle soup, am I right? You want everything to be very tender and easy to eat. Especially if you are suffering from a sore throat, which we all have been over here.
With the cold-weather just kicking in here in LA, my Butternut Squash Chicken & Coconut Stew, Creamy Vegan Corn & Potato Chowder and Ratatouille with a Twist will all be making appearances as tried and true cold-weather comfort food favorites. And I know I will be making this classic chicken noodle soup again many times before the cold season is through. Give it a try for your family and let me know what you think!
Do you have a go to chicken noodle soup recipe that you love? Share it with me in the comments!