This is the time of year you want to make this soup. You know, around the holidays when you don’t have tons of energy or time to make a full blown meal. Oh wait,…that’s like every other day. Ha! Anyway, this soup comes together SO fast because I use the prepackaged Costco rotisserie chicken. If you don’t already buy it this way, please start! So much easier, so much flavor and oh so convenient. I don’t use this chicken in all my recipes but recipes like this, it’s just perfect! My kids devour this stuff and left overs are so good too! I mean, who doesn’t love a good chicken noodle soup? I like to cook my noodles in a separate pot so that I can add them to the soup individually. This way it won’t make the soup part cloudy and it won’t make the noodles soggy the next day. Win/win. You can make the soup part in the Instant Pot very quickly but I was already using my Instant Pot for another recipe so stovetop it is. It comes together start to finish in 20-ish minutes. Poultry seasoning is a great short cut because it’s basically an all in one for savory herbs that go perfectly in this soup. Marjoram, thyme, rosemary, and a teeny tiny bit of nutmeg. Side note: I used regular noodles since my little guy is allergic to egg or else I would use egg noodles! Full recipe below.
Find this base at Costco for around six dollars (I may be way off).
**Costco also has these adorable bowls, 6 for $20. They stack so well which is a huge plus for me!
Chicken Noodle Soup
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
3/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 Tablespoons minced garlic
salt to taste
1 pound chicken (or 1/2 of the package of Costco rotisserie chicken) roughly chopped.
8 cups water
5 teaspoons Better Than Bullion or chicken base powder
4 carrots, peeled and chopped
4 stalks celery, chopped
1 onion, diced
1 Tablespoon oil
1-2 cups of noodles
- Heat oil in large sauce pan, add in onions, celery and carrots. Cook until just tender.
- Add in garlic, basil, poultry seasoning, parsley, pepper and chicken base. Cook 1 minute.
- Add in diced chicken and water and salt to taste.
- Cover and simmer until veggies are tender.
- In a separate pot, bring water to boil and cook pasta until tender.
- Drain noodles and add into bowls when serving soup.