Sunday, October 31, 2010

Chicken Soup for the Soul

One of my favorite things about the weather getting colder...
... is the chance to break out my Crock Pot and make homemade soups.

In the Crock Pot - Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup.

4 boneless chicken breasts
1 clove chopped garlic
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped carrots
1/2 cup chopped yellow onion
1 can tomatoes
2 cups egg noodles
Chicken bouillon cubes
Bay leaves

1.) Season the chicken with salt and pepper, and cook for about 6 minutes
on each side, until done.

2.) In the Crock Pot, add 3-2 cups of water, place on low heat. Add 4-5 bouillon cubes.
(If you don't have a Crock Pot, you can easily make this on the stove with a big pot.)

3.) To the pot, add 2 bay leaves, sprinkle of oregano, salt, pepper, and the chopped garlic.
If you don't have fresh garlic, add garlic powder.

4.) Add the chopped celery...

chopped carrots...

chopped onion...

and chopped chicken to the pot.

5.) Stir in the can of tomatoes - juice and all!

6.) Cook on low heat for about 3-4 hours.
If you're in a hurry, let it cook for 1 hour on medium heat.

7.) When the soup is done, turn OFF the heat, and add 2 cups of uncooked egg noodles.

8.) Stir, and let the noodles cook for about 10 minutes.

9.) Dish up!

Perfect for a cold day, sick day, or any day.

10.) Serve with crackers and cheese or homemade bread.

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