Saturday, December 22, 2012

Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup

 Preston was Santa in his school Christmas program. Since it is such a small school, we have a nice dinner afterwards for the guests. We're talking a sit down meal like ham or potato soup with tons of delicious sides and homemade rolls and desserts. I'm telling you...small, in-the-middle-of-nowhere living is the bomb diggity.
Look at my cute Santa.



I am posting an actual non-sweet recipe today. I get so excited for the Christmas season and the treats, but by the time Christmas comes, I've had my share of sweets. I am about to that point. Almost.
This soup is just like your traditional Chicken Noodle soup only a creamy version. It's so comforting.



Ingredients
2 tablespoons butter
1 C. chopped onion
1 C. chopped celery (optional, I leave it out)
1/4 C. fresh chopped parsley or about 1 Tbsp. dried parsley flakes
2 to 3 C. diced chicken
1 can (10 3/4 oz.) cream of chicken soup, undiluted
1 can (10 3/4 oz.) cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
5 C. chicken broth
1 scant teaspoon poultry seasoning
1/4 teaspoon dried leaf thyme
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 cups frozen peas and carrots or canned 
1 1/2 cups heavy cream or half-and-half
4 ounces medium noodles, cooked and drained
Salt, to taste

Directions
  • In a large pot, melt butter over medium heat. 
  • Add onion and celery and sauté until onion is tender. 
  • Add the parsley, chicken, chicken broth, soups, poultry seasoning, thyme, and pepper. 
  • Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 20 minutes. 
  • Add the peas and carrots, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes longer.
  •  Stir in the cream or half-and-half, along with the cooked noodles; add salt to taste.
  •  Heat through.



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5 comments :

  1. The soup sounds great. If you want to kick it up another notch. Add some velveeta cheese to it. Creamy Cheesy Chicken Noodle Soup, Yum!

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  2. Your soup sounds wonderful and looks delicious!! Preston looks adorable in his Santa suit!!!

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  3. Such a cute Santa:-) I have to say i am almost at my fill of sweets too...only because my pants are all starting to be too tight though:-) Time to slow down on the chocolate and goodies I guess. This soup sounds like the perfect warm you up soup...great for these next few months!

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  4. Good recipe and great skills! It looks yummy!

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  5. Good for you for deleting any and all rude or unnecessary comments.......I do not understand on any site why people have to add negativity......you are right "why bother" and they just need to get a life Love this recipe and loved your comment!!!!

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