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Chicken Noodle Soup {Deliciously Healthy}

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Chicken Noodle Soup {Deliciously Healthy}

Here we go, revealing all the secrets of extremely yummy & hearty chicken noodle soup. It features juicy, savory chicken bites, an assortment of vegetables, and homemade egg fettuccini in a heavenly tasty homemade chicken broth soup. The vegetable assortment of tomatoes, celery, red onions, carrots, and potatoes work perfectly together to convey the yumminess while delivering the essential nutrients.

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

What makes this Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup so delicious and healthy?

Homemade chicken broth, tender & tasty chicken chunks, homemade egg noodles, and vegetable assortments such as tomatoes, red onion, carrots, and celery are the secrets behind this super yummy and healthy soup.

Once you have all these, all you need is a pinch of salt and black pepper to bring out all the explosive flavors.

How to make a tasty and healthy Chicken Noodle Soup at home?

First, homemade super delicious chicken broth

Making this super delicious chicken broth at home is effortless. It is just a matter of 4 hours of the simmering process. With this at hand, you can quickly whip out a noodle soup or egg drop soup.

homemade chicken broth
Homemade Chicken Broth

Second, stir-fry marinated chicken and vegetables

This is the key to tender & delicious chicken chunks in the soup. Marinate the chicken chunks with a little light soy sauce, Shaoxing wine, and salt to bring out the yumminess of the chicken.

Marinated Chicken Thigh Bite Size Chunks
Marinated Chicken Thigh Bite-Size Chunks

Cut all vegetables into small cube bite size.

Vegetable Assortment Chunks for Chicken Noodle Soup
Vegetable Assortment Chunks

Third, combine stir-fried chicken and vegetables, and add the chicken broth

Stir-fry marinated chicken until fully cooked first, and then stir-fry the vegetable assortment second, and lastly mix them together. Remember to save half of the celery and red onion to add later for a more enticing bright color.

Stir Fry Chicken Thigh Bite Size Chunks with Vegetable Assortment for Tasty Chicken Noodle Soup
Stir Fry Chicken Thigh Bite Size Chunks with Vegetable Assortment

Add the chicken broth, mix well with the chicken and vegetables in the wok, cover the wok with a dome-shaped lid and bring it to a boil.

Fourth, homemade egg noodles in fettuccine shape are perfect for chicken noodle soup

Homemade Egg Fettuccini for Chicken Noodle Soup
Homemade Egg Fettuccini

Use a pair of kitchen scissors to cut the fettuccine noodle into about 2 inches long.

The Ultimate Chicken Noodle Soup Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to cook chicken noodle soup at home?

The homemade chicken broth takes 4 hours of simmering, but you can make it in advance. Assuming you have chicken broth ready, the active cooking takes less than 20 minutes.

Chicken Noodle Soup {Seriously Delicious}
Chicken Noodle Soup {Seriously Delicious}

How to make the chicken juicier and tastier?

Use chicken thigh meat if possible. They are juicier and tastier compared to chicken breast meat. Also, marinate the chicken chunks with a bit of Shaoxing Wine and Light Soy Sauce first further helps. Last but not least, stir-fry the marinated chicken chunks first before adding them to the soup ultimately locking in the tenderness and deliciousness.

What vegetables work best for chicken noodle soup?

Tomatoes, red onion, celery, carrot, and potato are excellent choices.

Chicken Noodle Soup {Seriously Delicious}

Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe {Deliciously Healthy}

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes

Revealing all the secrets of extremely yummy & hearty chicken noodle soup. It features juicy, savory chicken bites, an assortment of vegetables, and homemade egg fettuccini in a heavenly tasty homemade chicken broth soup. The vegetable assortment of tomatoes, celery, red onions, carrots, and potatoes work perfectly together to convey the yumminess while delivering essential nutrients.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken meat, the chicken thigh is preferred, but chicken breast is OK too, boneless and skinless
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil, or other types of cooking oil
  • 6 cup chicken broth, unsalted, homemade preferred, see notes
  • 2/3 lb (10 oz) potato, 1 large baking potato, or other types of potato
  • 1/3 lb (6 oz) tomato, usually a large tomato will do
  • 1/3 lb (6 oz) red onion, usually an average-sized red onion will do
  • 2/3 lb (10 oz) carrots
  • 1 1/2 tsp Himalayan pink salt or other types of salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1 lb cooked noodles, fettuccine, or any type, cut into bite-sizes

For Marinating Chicken:

  • 1/4 tsp baking soda, optional, only if using chicken breast in order to tenderize the meat. No need when you use chicken thighs
  • 1/2 tbsp Shaoxing wine
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp Himalayan pink salt
  • 1 tbsp arrowrrot flour, or other types of starch

Instructions

Make Chicken Broth In advance: Skip this if you use store-bought chicken broth

  • You can use whole chicken, chicken thighs or chicken bones to make chicken broth at home easily.
  • Fill a large stockpot, 8-Q along with water to about three-quarters level, add 2 lbs of chicken or chicken thighs or bones, add 1/4 cup of Shaoxing wine and a small piece of ginger, bring to a boil and simmer for 4 hours. That's it.
  • Read here for a detailed recipe and more information.

Marinate the Chicken:

  • Wash rinse and chicken well.
  • When using chicken breast, pound the chicken first using a meat tenderizer, and then cut the chicken at an angle to get consistent bite-size thin slices and add to a glass mixing bowl. Add 1/4 tsp baking soda, toss and mix well using a pair of bamboo or wooden spatulas. After that, add the rest of the ingredients under "For Marinating the Chicken" - Shaoxing wine, light soy sauce, salt, and arrowroot flour. Toss and mix well and set it aside.
  • When using bone-in chicken thighs, cut out bones, and then cut the meat into small cube sizes. Add chicken chunks into a mixing bowl, and add everything under "Marinating the Chicken" - Shaoxing wine, light soy sauce, pink salt, and arrowroot flour. Toss and mix well and set aside.
    Marinated Chicken Thigh Bite Size Chunks

Prepare the Vegetables:

  • Wash all vegetables thoroughly. Peel potato, carrots, and red onion.
  • Cut potato, carrots, red onion, celery, and tomato into small cubes
    Vegetable Assortment Chunks for Chicken Noodle Soup

Prepare Cooked Noodles:

  • Homemade egg fettuccine is an excellent choice for homemade Chicken Noodle Soup.
    Homemade Egg Fettuccini for Chicken Noodle Soup
  • If you have cooked one in the refrigerator, just take it out and slightly cut it into a manageable bite-size. If you have cooked ones in the freezer, soften them by briefly blanching them in boiling water.
  • Or you can use the noodles of your choice.

Stir Fry Chicken First:

  • Turn the heat to medium-high, and heat a hard adonized pan or a cast iron wok for 2 minutes
  • Add about 1 1/2 tbsp avocado oil, spread out evenly using a silicone spatula, and add the marinated chicken pieces. Use a pair of bamboo spatulas to toss and turn, until they are cooked, about 2-3 minutes. Remove the chicken from the wok and set it aside.
    Cook the marinated chicken cubes in the Frying Pan

Stir Fry Vegetable Assortment Second and Make the Chicken Noodle Soup:

  • Add the rest of the avocado oil, about 1/2 tbsp to the wok, along with the potatoes, tomatoes, carrots, and half of the red onion and celery, sprinkle 1/2 tsp salt and toss & turn until fragrant and wilt, about 2 minutes. Save half of the red onion and celery to add later for a more enticing bright color.
  • Add cooked chicken back to the wok, fold into the vegetables using a slotted turner, add the 6 cups of chicken broth and mix well. Cover the wok with a dome-shaped lid and bring it to a boil. Following that, turn the heat to simmer and cook for 10 minutes.
  • At the end of the 10 minutes, turn the heat back to medium-high, add the remaining celery and red onion, fold into the soup, and add the cooked noodles and fold into the soup. Turn off the heat once it reaches a boil.
  • Add 1 tsp Himalayan pink salt and 1 tsp black pepper, or to the taste. Mix well.
    Chicken Noodle Soup
  • All done, enjoy a super delicious hearty bowl of soup!
    Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Notes

  • If you use store-bought broth, please take note of the sodium level and adjust the salt used in this recipe accordingly.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 476Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 135mgSodium: 771mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 45g

Nutrition calculation is provided by Nutritionix to the best knowledge per ingredients description and isn't always accurate.

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