Soup for the Soul

It’s starting to get chilly here in Illinois. It’s just about time to dust off the old soup and cider recipes for the upcoming months. And what better to start off with than chicken noodle soup? The classic cold-weather soup.

There are probably a million ways to make chicken noodle soup, but today I’ll share mine with you. It’s healthy and delicious, unlike some of the versions with dark meat, the core ingredient to this soup is chicken breast.

What You Need:
2 to 3 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
8 Finely Sliced Baby Carrots
3 Stalks Finely Chopped Celery
1/3 Chopped White Onion
1 Bag Frozen Corn or Peas (I use both)
Chopped Fresh Parsley
1/2 Bag Egg Noodles
1 Can Chicken Broth
1 Can Vegetable Broth
1 Cup Water
2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Season chicken breats if desired. (I use seasoning salt, salt, pepper, and sometimes a chicken rub.) Bake chicken for 35-40 minutes or until fully cooked. When chicken is cooled, cut into pieces or simply rip into small pieces. I rip mine, it’s just easier.

Cook egg noodles per directions on package. While noodles are cooking, chop up your carrots, celery, and onion. You may leave raw or saute in olive oil. I like mine raw.

When ingredients are prepared, pour broths, oil, and water into a large pot. Bring to a simmer, about 8 minutes. Add in all ingredients, including frozen peas/corn. Season with salt and pepper. Let simmer until veggies are soft, about 10-20 minutes. Add parsley just before removing pot from heat.

And as a sidenote, in order to say a proper goodbye to the warmer weather, I drove my parent’s little convertible. Why did I need to test drive one when they have the perfect little 2-seater calling my name?

#56. Test Drive A Convertible – Check!

And as an added bonus, it’s semi-manual (no clutch). Which means none other than…

#11. Drive stick shift – doooone!



  1. Ashley J. says:

    Love soup on chilly days, don't get to many of those in AZ. I was reading your wedding post, and we got married in Jan, when EVERYTHING was cheaper, and it was still beautiful!


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