This easy homemade chicken noodle soup recipe was inspired by a chicken place mat. True statement.
When I was visiting my son at Christmas, he showed me a set of chicken place mats he had found at the dollar store, and he asked me if I wanted one since they came in a package of two.
Funny how the simplest things can touch my heart, but doggone it, that place mat meant the world to me because it came from my son, and I brought it home happily.
So when I was thinking of making soup one day, the chicken place mat came to mind, and this easy homemade chicken noodle soup recipe was born.
Chicken Noodle Soup
- 8 cups water
- 8 chicken bouillon cubes or 8 tsp chicken bouillon powder
- 1 cup celery sliced
- 1 cup carrots sliced
- 1/2 cup onion cut up
- 6 1/2 cups uncooked extra wide egg noodles
- 2 cans cream of chicken soup
- 3 cups cooked chicken cubed (or substitute two 10 oz cans)
- Optional: Salt to taste
In large saucepan bring water and bouillon to a boil.
Cook celery, carrots and onion until tender. Add to water and bouillon.
Add noodles. Cook uncovered until tender, about 10 minutes.
Add cream of chicken soup and cooked chicken. Heat through.
Remove from heat. Sprinkle with parsley, if desired.
Naturally, I had to serve the soup on the chicken place mat too. To do otherwise? Well, that would be absurd.