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!
The creative and frugal mind behind She Saved for almost 12 years now, Keri Lyn shares her adventures in parenting along with her love for family travel, country living and brand marketing. A self-proclaimed “brand loyalist”, Keri Lyn is known for her strong and enthusiastic voice when it comes to the products and brands that she loves. Passionate about family and the challenge of raising good humans (through the teen years, no less!) Keri Lyn has also served as a brand ambassador to many brands including her time as a Hilton Mom Voyage travel writer and currently an O Mag Insider for O, The Oprah Magazine and the 2019 recipient the O-verall Contribution O-ward.