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Daring Cooks Stock to Soup to Consommé: Chicken Noodle Soup with Lemon

Making homemade consommé is easy to do. And with the homemade stock, you’ll love the flavor of this Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup with Lemon.

Chicken Noodle Soup with Lemon by FamilySpice.com

I’ve shared with you how my Middle-Child loves his chicken noodle soup with lemon. Lots of lemon. Lots and LOTS of lemon. I have been making a pot of soup for him practically every week for years now. My husband also loves soup.

My daughter has joined the soup bandwagon and chicken noodle soup is officially the two kids’ all-time favorite soup. I make a big pot of this soup every Sunday for that week’s school lunches.

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I pack each of them a thermos (I own about 4 of these thermoses) and it keeps their soup nice and hot. The two monkeys will eat chicken noodle soup no matter what the weather is like. It gets hot here in San Diego, and they don’t care. They’ll eat soup.

Some weeks I make TWO pots of chicken noodle soup. Especially as my kids have gotten older and their appetites larger. Soup for breakfast, soup for lunch, soup for dinner. Yes, some days it is the only food in their stomachs.

I really can’t fathom this infatuation with chicken noodle soup, but I am thankful for it. I make sure my chicken noodle soup is PACKED with all the good stuff that their growing bodies need.

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I used to make homemade chicken stock, but because I make such vast quantities of soup, I stopped. I just don’t have the time. My secret ingredient is Better Than Bouillon consommé. This is by far the best tasting chicken broth and way better than canned stock.

My other secret ingredient is using quick cooking oats to thicken my soup. Like I said, I need to make sure this soup is hearty and keeps my kids satisfied after running around all day at school. A hungry kid does not learn.

Chicken Noodle Soup with Lemon by FamilySpice.com

Big chunks of chicken, big chunks of vegetables, lots of noodles and lots of lemon juice. This is THE chicken soup recipe that beats all chicken soup recipes. Because I’ve perfected it after making pot after pot of it, week after week, for almost 10 years now.

That’s a whole lotta soup.

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup with Lemon

Author:

Laura Bashar

No can compete with Mom's homemade chicken noodle soup. And now with lemon, it's even better than you remember! Recipe by Laura Bashar of Family Spice

Ingredients:

  • 1 boneless chicken breast, approximately 1-pound
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 2 TBS extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 2 cup chopped carrots
  • 2 cups chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 3 qt chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup quick cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup linguini, broken into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley

Directions:

  1. Rinse with water and pat dry with paper towels:
    • 1 boneless chicken breast, approximately 1-pound
  2. Season both sides of the thighs with:
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  3. Heat a large stock pot on medium-high and add:
    • 1 TBS extra virgin olive oil
  4. Place chicken in hot pot and brown each side, approximately 5 minutes each side.
  5. Reduce heat to medium-low and pour in:
    • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  6. Cover pot and cook until chicken breast is done, approximately 10 more minutes.
  7. Remove chicken and liquid and reserve.
  8. Bring heat back to high and add
    • 1 TBS extra virgin olive oil
  9. Stir in and sauté:
    • 2 cup chopped carrots
    • 2 cups chopped celery
    • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  10. Cook for 5 minutes then pour in reserved chicken broth and lemon juice along with:
    • 3 qt chicken broth
  11. Cover pot, bring soup to boil and add:
    • 1/4 cup quick cooking oats
    • 1/2 cup linguini , broken into 1-inch pieces
    • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  12. When chicken is cool enough to touch, chop or shred into bite-sized pieces and add to the soup.
  13. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 20 minutes.
  14. Check seasoning and serve warm.

Notes:

Cooking Tips: Change up the soup with fun pasta shapes, rice or matzo balls. Use your favorite vegetables, too. Great additions: 1/2 cup of finely chopped spinach, 1/4 cup lentils and 1 cup small cauliflower florets.

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Yield: Serves 6

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