I have seasonal allergies and my throat has been a little scratchy this week. Also, I’ve been craving comfort food. It’s a stressful time even if you don’t have anxiety.
This recipe is a great way to use left over chicken to make stock and to use in the soup. I add some crushed ginger and it really elevates the flavor of the soup. It really helps the immune system and my stomach. You can also cook in the instapot, since we are social distancing and I can start dinner earlier, I’d rather use a standard pot.
Prep time: 15 minutes, Cook time: 1 hour
- 1 medium onion
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 4 carrots
- 4 celery ribs
- .5 lb chicken
- 2 cups chicken stock
- 1-2 Tablespoons crushed ginger (not everyone can handle large amounts of ginger, so definitely taste and add more if needed)
- Salt and pepper to taste or use some Tony’s Creole Spices
- 2 teaspoons parsley
- In a pot over medium heat, heat the oil. Dice the onion while the oil heats, then add to the pot. Season the onions.
- Cook the onions until golden and translucent. I add water or stock if they start to burn.
- While the onions cook, chop the other veggies
- Pat the chicken dry and season the chicken. Then place in the pot with the onions. I like to shred the chicken in the pot after it’s cooked, but you can chop before.
- After the chicken is cooked, add the other veggies. Cook down for about 10 minutes.
- Add the stock and ginger to the pot and let simmer for about 20 minutes.
- While the soup is cooking, in another pot, bring water and salt to a boil and cook noodles. Note: The Tinkyada Gluten Free Pasta is my favorite. My husband doesn’t even notice the difference from regular pasta, but you have to follow the instructions exactly.
- Once pasta is ready, drain and run cold over the noodles. This helps the noodles not stick together. When I ate gluten, I used to cook the noodles in the soup, however, I the gluten free noodles get mushy when I tried it.
- Once the soup is ready, chop some fresh parsley and add to the soup then pour over the noodles.
Enjoy and stay healthy!