Saturday, January 7, 2012

Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup ~ Crazy Cooking Challenge ~

Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup

The theme for this month's "Crazy Cooking Challenge" is Chicken Noodle Soup!


December's theme was fudge, but I had to skip that one. Fudge is so tempting for me since I love it so! I knew if I made fudge early in the month (the challenge is always on the 7th) there wouldn't be any left for anyone else. I played some mind games with myself this year and made a fudge that I wasn't really crazy about. It helped, I didn't have any!

Now, I am not a soup maker by any means! I guess chili classifies as a soup and I do make that alot. I did try chicken noodle quite a few years ago. It must have been pretty unmemorable since I never tried again!

I've been sick this week and didn't know if I would get my soup made. I had planned to make it earlier this week, but just couldn't. After some more rest today I decided to go ahead with it. I knew it would be nice to be able to have something easy to warm up and eat! 

One of the rules for this challenge is that we have to find a recipe from another blogger. I found this one from Monica over at The Yummy Life. I swear it was designed with me in mind! The carrots and celery get diced up so tiny in the food processor you can't even tell that they are in the soup! Perfect! I'm not fond of alot of cooked vegetables, I like most of mine in the raw form. I didn't use celery in this recipe, I substituted celery seed. I had planned to use celery, but I couldn't buy a small enough amount. I even tried a salad bar and they didn't have any! We just don't eat enough of it for me to buy. I also left out the salt. I figured there was enough sodium in everything else without me adding more.

Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup

Saute garlic, onion, mushrooms, carrots, and celery (if using) until soft, approx. 5-7 minutes.

Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup

Sprinkle flour, oregano, pepper, thyme, and poultry seasoning over vegetables.

Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup

Cook and stir for 1 minute.

Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup

Stir in broth and salt; bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer, partially covered, for 10-15 minutes.

Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup

Add chicken.

Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup

Add noodles.

Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup

Add milk.

Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup

Cook for 10 minutes or until noodles are tender.

Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup

Enjoy! I cooked mine a little longer so my soup is a little thicker. I loved it!

Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup
Servings: 8 (1-1/2 cup servings)
adapted from  Monica at The Yummy Life

•1 tablespoon olive oil
•1 garlic clove, minced
•1 cup diced onions
•1 cup diced mushrooms
•1 cup diced carrots
•1 cup diced celery (I used celery seasoning)
•1/3 cup flour
•1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
•1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
•1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
•1/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning
•6 cups fat-free, low sodium chicken broth
•1 teaspoon salt
•2 cups cooked shredded chicken (shred a rotisserie chicken or cook your own*)
•1 (12 oz.) can evaporated skim milk
•2 cups uncooked pasta (whole grain recommended)

Heat a Dutch oven or large pot on medium-high, add olive oil. Saute garlic, onion, mushrooms, carrots, and celery until soft, approx. 5-7 minutes. Sprinkle flour, oregano, pepper, thyme, and poultry seasoning over vegetables. Cook and stir for 1 minute. Stir in broth and salt; bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer, partially covered, for 10-15 minutes. Add chicken, milk, and noodles; cook for 10 minutes or until noodles are tender. Taste and add more salt, if needed.

Be sure to stop by The Yummy Life and check out all the recipes!

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Thanks for stopping by!


ButterYum said...

Mmmmmm - I can tell this is a very flavorful one. Love the mushrooms - delish! Happy CCC!


Melissa @IWasBornToCook said...

Yum...great choice! Looks delicious.

D @ The Shady Porch said...

Hi Patty, I visiting from the CCC(#43) your soup looks really rich and delicious. I like how you season kind of cooking!

Vivian - Let's Try These... said...

Great job!
I made the shaker chicken noodle soup.

SharleneT said...

Neat! A creamy chicken noodle soup -- and, just in time to make you feel 100% better. Will definitely give this one a try. Come visit me (#53) when you can.

Lisa~~ said...

Looks delicious.

If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my Crazy Cooking Challenge entry: Thai Chicken Noodle Soup

Cook Lisa Cook

April said...

Stopping by from the CCC. I've been known to chop my veggies up small like that in a recipe too, so I can get my kids to eat them. :) Soup looks good.

Chaya said...

This is so creamy and delicious. The best part of CCC is finding new blogs like yours. I am following you under my other blog, Bizzy Bakes

Jennifer said...

I'm the opposite of you. I prefer my veggies cooked. I figure if I don't have to chew them as long, it's easier to eat more. =) I also used the same recipe for the challenge.

Tabby said...

Looks really good!

Carrie @ My Favorite Finds said...

Your soup looks great. I like my veggies a little bigger, but I get where you're coming from :). Thanks for stepping up to pin everyone's recipes. How sweet of you!

Teri@thefreshmancook said...

This looks delicious. I know what you are saying about celery. I wish it could be sold in small packages! About the salt~I never add it to dishes. I add it to baked cooks, but in much smaller amounts. It can always be added by the person eating the soup or dish!


Looks like some good soup! My soup is #1 - Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup - come check it out and it was my first time making Homemade Chicken Soup!

Chris said...

Hi Patty, this looks like a really good recipe for creamy chicken noodle soup. I'm going to have to try this one soon, it's just perfect for our wintry weather. Thanks for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

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