Whenever anyone in my family gets sick with the cold or flu this soup seems to help warm them up and sooth their aching little bodies. I think there is something healing about homemade chicken soup. It could be all the love that you prepare it with or it really could be some of the ingredients that have the healing effect. For whichever one it is, the next time you have a loved to catch a cold or get the flu stir up pot for them and see what happens, then you decide for yourself if it’s the love or the ingredients ( I personally think it’s the love)!
3-4 large boneless chicken breast, cut into bite size pieces
1 stick real butter, not margarine
1 to 2 cans chicken or vegetable broth
2 chicken bouillon cubes
1 teaspoon onion powder
2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
2 large carrots, peeled and sliced into bite size pieces
1 teaspoon parsley flakes
1 teaspoon celery seed
2 cups dried egg noodles
In a large stock pot combine chicken breast, butter, broth, bouillon cubes, onion powder and garlic. Cover with water and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium low and cook until chicken is tender and juices run clear, about 20 to 30 minutes for bite size pieces.
You may need to add another can of broth to have enough “soup” for the egg noodles. Add carrots, parsley flakes and celery seed and bring to a full rolling boil over high heat. Add noodles and continue to cook over high heat until noodles are al dente. Don’t get the noodles too done as they will soak up the broth as they sit.