Ya know…it’s been debated for years, whether or not Chicken Noodle Soup has healing properties when you’re under the weather with a cold or flu. Some people swear that it beats any doctor visit or over the counter medicine.
My father, who by the way lived to age 95, firmly believed in all of the old-time remedies. My father also believed that when a person is sick the only soup they need is Simple…plain ole….Chicken Noodle Soup with the addition of a very select few healing ingredients. Therefore, when I’m making Chicken Noodle Soup for a sick loved one, I take the following into consideration when adding ingredients to my soup:
- The broth should be clear and thin, because milk adds to mucus and should not be added.
- Carrots contain Vitamin A and carotenoids which help the production of antibodies.
- Garlic and onions contain organosulfides, naturally occurring chemicals. When organosulfides are combined with vitamin D, they help to stimulate the production of immune cells.
- Celery is an excellent source of vitamin C and reduces inflammation and is full of natural organic salt.
- Turmeric curbs inflammation.
- Pepper helps boost the absorption of Turmeric.
According to some studies, there is some proof that there are healing properties in Chicken Noodle Soup. Are there really healing properties in Chicken Noodle Soup….I’m not sure, but I am certain of one thing. When you feed your sick loved one a hot bowl of homemade Chicken Noodle Soup, it feels very healing and also very comforting, because it is served with love!!!
This is the Chicken Noodle Soup I make when I have a sick loved one. I hope your sick loved one will enjoy it and find it comforting…andy hey, you don’t have to be sick to enjoy it either!!
Here’s how ya make it….
First you wanna cook some chicken thighs, skin on, in a pot of water, until they are very tender. Throw in some bouillon cubes, salt and pepper and turmeric. When they’re done, remove them to a plate to cool, then tear them up in little bite size pieces, and discard the bones and skins…
While the chicken is cooking, dice up some onion, celery, carrots and parsley….
Melt some butter in a medium or large skillet…
Add the carrots, celery, onion and some minced garlic….
Sauté this pretty little medley for at least five minutes until the onions are translucent and the carrots and celery are almost tender….now set it aside until your chicken is cooked and removed from the broth…
Now get that broth boiling and toss in the parsley….
Now add the sautéed ingredients…
Now drop in some noodles….When I’m too busy to make homemade noodles, I love to use these wonderful frozen homestyle noodles by Reames. As a matter of fact, I add plenty of noodles…..I love noodles…You might want to go light on the noodles when you’re serving this soup to a sick loved one though…
Now drop in the chicken pieces, and let the soup cook over medium heat until the noodles are tender.
Serve this hot wonderful simple soup to someone you love….even if they aren’t sick!!
Enjoy my friends,
Soothing, richly flavored broth, with vegetables and tender noodles, makes this soup so comforting for the sick loved one in your life!
- 6 chicken thighs, skins on
- 1/2 stick real butter
- 1 large yellow onion, diced
- 1 cup carrots, diced
- 1 cup celery, diced
- 2 teaspoons fresh parsley pieces
- 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 2 chicken bouillon cubes
- Place the chicken in a large pot of water. Add the bouillon cubes, salt, pepper and turmeric. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium, cover with a lid and cook until the chicken is tender, about an hour. Remove the chicken and let it cool. Discard the skins and bones and tear the chicken into bite size pieces.
- Melt the butter in a medium or large skillet. Add the celery, carrots, onion and garlic. Sauté the mixture until the onions are translucent, and the carrots and celery are almost tender, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
- Bring the broth back to a boil over medium heat, adding additional salt and pepper to taste. Add the parsley, skillet mixture, noodles and chicken. Cook until the noodles are tender, about 20 minutes.
- Serve hot to a sick loved one!!!
- If you’re fixing this soup for a sick loved one, the amount of noodles can be decreased if desired.
- Serving Size: 6