Garden Fresh Chicken Noodle Soup

Okay, we are in the midst of all the final details for the Atascadero Firefighter’s Ball this weekend…soooooo, I’m late in blogging…wahhh.  Pix will come of all the silver wrapped votives I was making last night for said event, but in the meantime I wanted to do a quick post of an awesome Chicken Noodle Soup that I whipped up (one of those happy throw everything into the pot moments).  It’s seriously fresh, hardy and perfect for the changing weather outside!

Garden Fresh Chicken Noodle Soup

  • two chicken breasts (frozen or fresh…or if you love dark meat, throw in some thighs)
  • 2 large carrots, sliced thin (thin for speediness of cookin’ cuz when the kids are hungry speed is important)
  • 4-5 roma tomatoes, diced small
  • 2 boxes of chicken broth
  • 5 cloves, minced
  • one bunch of basil, chopped
  • juice of half a lemon
  • pepper and salt
  • spiral noodles, 1/2 a bag

Place the chicken in a large pot and then pour in your broth.  Add your carrots, tomatoes, garlic and the lemon juice.  Add in a half a bag of noodles, I love the bite of the spiral noodles for this soup.  Let it cook for about 15 minutes.  Once the chicken is cooked, take it out and shred it before adding it back int your soup.  Make sure to season you soup with salt and enough pepper to give it a little kick….I used about 1/4 teaspoon or more and it was delish.  Just before serving, add your chopped basil and stir.  Bon apetit

(Funny story, the other day my 5 year old daughter was walking around the house chanting “bon apetit” in all sorts of funny accents….this went on for what seemed to be at least 15 minutes before she piped up to declare to me that she had created a new word!  Hilarious….she is totally plagiarizing the French!)

~Chanda

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