Growing up when our family would have chicken noodle soup, most often it was from a Campbell’s can. I have to say, I still like Campbell’s chicken noodle soup to this day!
My dad would add something to his chicken noodle soup meal…peanut butter sandwiches! He would spread the peanut butter on half of his slice of bread lenthwise, and then fold it in half. He would then dunk his sandwich in his soup! Now, I understand the combination of the two may not sound very appealing to you, but once I tried it as a kid, I was hooked!
Guess what we do now as a family when we have chicken noodle soup at our home? Yep…we dunk peanut butter sandwiches in our soup! All four of us…thanks to Dad! 🙂
Last night I made my homemade chicken noodle soup. Bill thought soup sounded good for dinner. I checked my ingredients, and sure enough, I had everything on hand to make chicken noodle soup!
I really don’t use a recipe. (I know…that used to drive me crazy when Mom would make a meal and try to explain it to me without using a recipe! I guess I’m becoming my mom!) And I can’t take the credit for this soup either. My brother Pat, would always make it on Christmas Eve each year when our family would get together. I think he even made it last year for our Christmas meal with my side of our family!
I’ll try to remember how much I used of each ingredient to be able to create a recipe here. Forgive me if the amounts may be wrong. I go by taste and sight…can’t really do that here though! 🙂
Chicken Noodle Soup
- 8-10 cups of chicken broth
- thinly sliced carrots
- dash of black pepper
- 3-4 cups of uncooked wide egg noodles (I use whatever I have on hand. We like the Barilla Plus pasta because it has a lot of protein and Omega-3 in it…the kids can’t tell. Last night I used their bow tie pasta in the soup.)
- 1 can cream of celery soup
- 1-2 cups of cooked chicken, shredded or cut into small pieces
Put chicken broth, sliced carrots and pepper in a large soup pot. Bring to a boil. Add the noodles and cook according to package (don’t overcook, or the noodles will become mushy). After noodles are done, reduce heat to low and add the cream of celery soup. Mix well. Add chicken and simmer for a few minutes.
Add more or less noodles and chicken according to preference. Don’t forget the peanut butter sandwiches! 🙂 Enjoy!