There are a lot of recipes out there claiming to be the best chicken noodle soup recipes. This is seriously the BEST I’ve ever made or had!!! Know what sets it apart from the rest? It is also HEALTHY! Oh, and the secret ingredient of course!!!
When we started our journey with dietary restrictions for our oldest son, I was shocked by what I was reading on the ingredient labels for our foods. It’s amazing how many things contain cane sugar… and labeling it ‘organic cane sugar’ doesn’t make it any better in my opinion!
Because so few foods meet the restriction of not having double sugars, I have found myself creating a lot of recipes for items that I would normally have purchased before. Gone are the days of finding new recipes on Pinterest to try. Now I find myself modifying every recipe I come across to make it fit our dietary restrictions, or fully creating my own from the idea they offer.
This Healthy Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup recipe is one of my own creations, with the healthiest ingredients I’ve been able to find. And the taste… it truly is the BEST!!! My husband loves it and so do all 3 of our kiddos. Not only is it HEALTHY, it is EASY to make!!!
For your ingredients you’ll need:
1/2 medium onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, chopped
2-3 boxes chicken broth
3-4 medium carrots, chopped
3-4 celery stalks, chopped
3-4 chicken breasts
Prairies Pride All Natural Garden Mixture (the secret ingredient!!!)
chicken bouillon (optional)
Start out by chopping 1/2 an onion and 1 garlic clove. Saute the onion and garlic for a few minutes on medium heat.
Then add the chicken broth. I added 1 box of this awesome Chicken Broth that I found at Sams Club. This is the only kind I’ve been able to find that doesn’t contain sugar! I started making my own chicken broth once I realized what was in the store bought boxes I used to buy. I am still new at the process of making my own, and didn’t have any on hand to make this soup. For a full kettle of soup, you’ll need 2-3 boxes.
Bring the broth to a boil, and add your chicken breasts. Cooking your chicken breasts in the broth will add flavor to your broth, and to the chicken, its like a win-win! It took about 15 minutes for the chicken to fully cook.
While you are waiting, chop your carrots and celery. We are lucky enough to have a garden again this year with 6 long rows of carrots! You just can’t beat garden fresh!
Once the chicken breasts are fully cooked (make sure they are white throughout), you can remove them from the pot and shred them. The easiest way I’ve found to do this is to use my Kitchenaid Mixer. Put on the mixing paddle and shred them on the lowest setting. Super easy and super effective!!! I’ve found it is best to let the chicken breasts rest for a few minutes before shredding them, but if you don’t have the time or forget to, it’ll work either way.
While your chicken is shredding, add another box of the chicken broth to the pot and bring it back to a boil. Then add the secret ingredient.
My mom gave me this jar of seasoning about a year ago. She said she got it from the Hutterites Colony and never used it. Well, I decided to give it a try in the soup, and now it is a must have secret ingredient. The Hutterites make it themselves, and it contains dried herbs and veggies from their gardens. It is amazing and adds so much flavor. I honestly haven’t found anything quite like it in the commercial grocery store, but I’m guessing you could make your own if you aren’t close to a Hutterites Colony.
Add your chopped carrots and celery. Once your carrots and celery are soft, add in the shredded chicken and egg noodles.
For the egg noodles, you can either make your own or purchase them. I usually make my own, however, I found this big bag at Sams Club for just over $3.00. Can’t beat that! And since I usually want soup when I am not feeling well, I figured this bag was perfect and coming home with me!
For a full kettle of soup I usually use 6-7 handfuls of the noodles. Add a handful at a time, and keep stirring it, and once you feel you have a good ratio of noodles to carrots/celery/chicken, you’ve got enough.
If you find yourself needing more liquid, you can add another box of chicken broth, or fill one of the empty boxes of broth with water and add some chicken soup base seasoning if you want a stronger taste.
Let it boil for 5-10 minutes or until the noodles are tender. Enjoy!
This soup goes great with my Sugar-Neutral Honey Bread. Snag the recipe here!