Mama's Feel Better Chicken Soup Recipe Will Heal What Ails You by Donna John

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11 months ago

Mama's Feel Better Chicken Soup Recipe Will Heal What Ails You

This flavorful chicken noodle soup recipe was found in the most unusual place – my gift wrap drawer. Needing a birthday card, I was flipping through a box of cards I've had for over 20 years in a box. This get-well card caught my attention because of the chicken soup recipe, which, as it turned out, is delicious.

This "feel better" chicken soup recipe has a flavorful broth because of a lot of garlic, poultry seasoning and cayenne pepper. If you need a bowl of feel-good goodness, here's your shopping list: chicken broth, chicken meat, onion, garlic vegetable oil, celery, carrots, poultry seasoning, cayenne pepper and dry noodles. You will need 10 cloves of garlic (yes, 10!) for the soup. When you're under the weather, a flavorful broth can wake up those taste buds and warm the soul. From what we can tell, Mama's Feel Better Chicken Soup is very likely to heal what ails you.

The greeting card made me smile (read the Recipe Notes below). Make a pot of this soup for anyone that's not feeling like themselves. But you don't have to be sick to enjoy it! Mama's homemade chicken soup is comfort in a bowl any time for lunch or dinner. Serve a bowl of this soup with hot bread or crackers. Pluck up! And feel better soon.

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 to 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 to 40 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 10 cups chicken broth
  • 1 pound (16 ounces) boned chicken, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped fine
  • 10 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large stalk celery, chopped
  • 2 large carrots, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • up to 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 1 cup dry noodles 

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Recipe Notes

  • "You'll need a nice plump young chicken. Don't use some big tough old rooster, 'cause chewin' on that won't make anybody feel better."
  • "Alphabet noodles are most recommended so the patient can spell out H-E-L-P if you add too much garlic and cayenne."
  • "Substitute 10 cups of water mixed with 8 teaspoons of bouillon if you want" for the chicken broth.

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Bring the chicken broth to a boil in a soup pot. 
  2. In a skillet, cook the onion and garlic in the oil until soft, then add the carrots and celery. Cook for a few minutes, then put them into the boiling chicken broth. 
  3. Add the chicken meat, poultry seasoning and cayenne pepper, to taste. Season with salt and black pepper. Simmer until chicken and vegetables are tender. 
  4. Add the noodles during the last 10 minutes of cooking. Garnish with chopped parsley, if desired. 

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Elisa Schmitz
There is just nothing better than old-fashioned chicken soup to heal what ails you. I love this story and this recipe! #yum
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Never met a chicken soup recipe I didn’t like.

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