I’ve never poached chicken before, but holy cow, it is so easy! I’ll probably be adding chicken to every soup I make from here on out. The chicken also ends up being really moist and flavorful from cooking up in the chickeny juices. This soup is filling, cheery, and it cooks in about 30 minutes.
To make chicken noodle soup, pour 2 quarts of chicken stock into a large pot, and bring it to a boil. Homemade chicken stock tastes amazing, but store-bought broth will do just fine too. While the stock heats, chop up 2 carrots, 3 celery stalks, 1 small onion, and 2 cloves of garlic. When the soup boils, add the vegetables to the pot, and drop in 1 raw chicken breast. I felt nutty dropping a raw chicken breast into my soup, but all of the bad germs cook away. Bring the soup down to a simmer. After 10 minutes, flip the chicken breast over, and let it cook for another 10 minutes. Then, remove the chicken breast from the soup, and shred it with a fork. Fun!
Keeping the chicken set aside, add some pasta into the soup, and cook it according to the package’s instructions. I used bow ties, and they had to cook for 10 minutes. If you want your soup to be done faster, you could boil the pasta in a side pot while your soup is cooking. This method will also allow you to salt the pasta water to get more flavorful noodles. After your noodles are done, add the chicken back into the pot. Taste the soup, and season it with salt, pepper, and plenty of dill. Dole out the soup, taste, and smile.
- Chicken stock- 2 quarts
- Chicken breast- 1
- Carrot- 2
- Celery stalk- 3
- Onion- 1 medium
- Garlic clove- 2
- Dried pasta
- Dill, salt, and pepper
Excellent. Just finished making this for my 2 sick sisters…and they LOVED it. They’re both pretty picky eaters, but it was excellent. I used Farfalle (bowtie) noodles and boiled them separately before adding them to the soup and found it be a great time saver. I also used 2 chicken breasts instead of 1 and it came out so hearty and healthy. I think next time i might add some cooked white rice to add a little more body. But it was very easy to make and tasted excellent!!! Thanks!
Yum. I also added 2 chicken breasts ( on the bone). More carrots and onions and celery. I more box of chicken broth. Love the dill. I used dry but would use fresh next time.