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Wednesday, November 17, 2010


by request, chicken noodle...I made it tonight, it was REALLY REALLY good. There is nothing better than a nice bowl of warm soup on a cold day or when you aren't feeling like yourself...they may have found that chicken soup isn't a medicine to make you better, its more like laughter it lifts your spirits and warms your soul to promote healing...just a small step towards a better feeling you...share the warmth with those you care about, and while you share it, laugh, smile & love.

AlyseMarie's Chicken Noodle

start with a nice big soup pot
(I love my le crueset pot, and the knock off's are great too. 
They hold heat well and look nice too, mine just makes me want to cook!)
get the pot nice and hot
2 T. olive oil
8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
it will splatter and you want to keep all the juices aka flavor in pan
(you can use breasts, but they don't have as much flavor and they get a little dryer)
on medium high heat
sear the thighs well on both sides
then add:
1 yellow onion, diced
2 lrg. carrots, sliced
3 stalks of celery, julienne
1 small red pepper, diced
1 T garlic, minced
season with salt & pepper
cook the veggies a little then cover with water
(about 3 qts. depending on size of pan)
simmer everything together for about 20 minutes
remove chicken, cut up and put back
then add:
1 can organic white bean, 1/2 of liquid (to help thicken broth)
1 can organic creamed corn
1 pkg. powdered chicken stock mix
(*****i get an organic gluten free one at my local grocery store, 
but feel free to leave it out or add regular chicken base******)
1 T. black pepper
1 T. sweet basil
1/4-1/2 box of pasta depending on preferance
(i like to use rice pasta or quinoa pasta, SO GOOD and guilt free!)
Feel free to add more water at any point and adjust seasoning, I prefer more stuff to broth, but make it just how you like it!
Let simmer till pasta is ready, season and taste!


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