Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Turkey Noodle Soup

I shared this picture on Facebook of homemade turkey noodle soup that I made with leftover Thanksgiving turkey. I've made it with chicken before and it's just as good. I also made homemade rolls and bread sticks to go with the soup which was yummy. I did get a request for the recipe so I'm sharing it below.


Please know I'm the type of person who cooks with whatever I have on hand and I don't measure anything. I put in everything in the amounts that look good to me adding a dash of this or a pinch of that using up whatever leftovers I have or things that I know I need to use. The amounts below are not exact so you may have to adjust adding more or less of items depending on your personal preferences. If you try the recipe let me know what you think. :)

Moto Joe's Chicken Noodle Soup

1-2 boneless/skinless chicken breasts (you can substitute already cooked chicken, chicken pieces, or another type of meat if you want, turkey after Thanksgiving works great!)
2-3 carrots
1 onion
2 cloves of garlic
2-3 stalks of celery
3 cups of chicken broth (you can use a large can of chicken broth or make some from bouillon cubes. I have also done a mix of 1 cup vegetable broth and 2 cups chicken broth)
1 can of corn (low or no sodium works great in this. I don't bother to drain it, just dump it all in.)
1 Tbsp dried parsley
1 Tbsp dried marjoram
1 Tbsp dried thyme
2 bay leaves
1 Tbsp black pepper
1 Tbsp garlic powder
1 Tbsp onion powder
Olive Oil (or other oil) just to sauté chicken and some veggies
1 cup of dried noodles (any size/shape works. I used angel hair pasta that I broke into small pieces by hand this time around.)

Dice chicken into bite sized pieces, salt and pepper to taste and brown in a pan over medium/high heat with a little olive oil.  (Alternatively you could just cook whole chicken breasts and shred them after.)  Set aside.

Dice all veggies into equal sized pieces.  In a large pot combine onions, carrots, celery, and garlic with some olive oil and cook over medium heat until onions are transparent.  Add corn, chicken broth, cooked chicken, noodles and stir to combine.  Add herbs/spices to taste.  Let simmer over low heat until veggies are cooked to your liking and noodles are soft.

* You could add other veggies or more meat depending on what you have on hand.

* If you want to crock pot the recipe brown chicken and add to crock pot.  Sauté onions, carrots, celery and garlic and add to crock pot with other ingredients.  Cook in crock pot on low for 2-4 hours until warmed through and veggies are cooked to your liking.

* I have also used a package of dried soup mix that had noodles, veggies and the soup base instead of using broth. I cooked according to the directions and added the package of soup mix with the amount of water on the package instead of broth. It turned out just as good though I did add an extra cup of water because the broth tasted salty to me. 

* This recipe would be great with leftover chicken/turkey or cooked rotisserie chicken or turkey that you could pick up at your grocery store deli. You could also use a combination of fresh and frozen/canned veggies depending on what you enjoy. Add herbs/spices to taste using more or less depending on what you prefer. Instead of noodles you could add rice instead.

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