Not much too it … but it is yummy, inexpensive and it goes a looooong way. Plus it will warm your belly and fill you up! Here’s what I use: A Rotisserie Chicken (peeled off the bones and torn into bits/pieces), about 2-3 cups of baby carrots (I leave them whole), 3 celery stalks (sliced), 2-3 Red Potatoes cubed, Egg Noodles (I use the kind that you find in the frozen pasta section …they are sometimes hard to find, and the brand that I like best is called Grandma’s), and 6-8 Chicken Bullion cubes, Pepper and Garlic Pepper (to taste). Here’s what I do:
I fill my 8 quart pot about 3/4 full of water and bring it to a boil. I add the Chicken Bullion cubes to the water as it is boiling, and then begin adding vegetables. I let those boil for about 10 minutes and then I add in the noodles per the directions on the bag (I use frozen noodles – and they usually require 10-15 min of boiling) when they are about 1/2 way done, then I add in the Chicken and finish out the noodles, adding a few dashes of pepper . This is such a simple soup…but it has so much flavor. When I serve it, I also grind McCormic Garlic Pepper (major key ingredient here!) on the top (we can’t live without this stuff…so yummy!) I also serve this soup with homemade biscuits.
I can run in to a store about 1 hour before serving this meal and purchase all ingredients for around $12 (and half of the cost is the chicken itself) and that is a pretty economical meal considering that this soup makes a LOT and we will literally get 3 meals (dinners/lunches) out of it for our family of four.
I also want to add one thing about my recipes. I don’t want anyone to get the wrong idea and think that I consider myself some kind of kitchen expert. I would love to be, but I am quite the opposite actually…which is why I like to share my recipes with you because they are SIMPLE. You are probably (most likely…) a better cook than I am…but everyone can use some fun new recipes and yummy and simple are a good combination. My friend Tracie taught me this recipe, and it has been a favorite of ours ever since!
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