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Quick and Easy Chicken Noodle Soup

Quick and Easy Chicken Noodle Soup

Rating: 4 of 5
Difficulty: 2 of 5
Healthy Scale: 3 of 5

Ingredients:
3 Quarts Chicken Broth
Freshly Ground Black Pepper, to Taste
3 Sprigs Fresh Thyme
1/2 Large Onion, Diced
4 Stalks Celery, Chopped in 2" Pieces
3 Carrots, Chopped in 2" Pieces
1 Rotisserie Chicken, Meat Removed and Chopped in Bite Size Pieces
1/2 C Frozen Peas
1 12 oz Package Egg Noodles (size of your choice)
1/2 C Fresh Parsley, Chopped

Directions:
1. Add Chicken Broth, Black Pepper, Thyme, Onion, Celery, and Carrots to Large Stock Pot and cook at a very slow boil for 10 minutes.
2. Add Chicken, Peas, and Egg Noodles and cook until Egg Noodles are al dente (about 8-10 minutes).
3. Stir in Parsley and serve with crackers.

Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 40 Minutes
Servings: 8

Recipes Critic Review: This Chicken Noodle Soup is perfect when you are short on time and can't make your own stock. Simply throw the ingredients in a pot and your soup is ready in less than a half hour. I was surprised how good this was. The Thyme and Parsley really gave the soup a great flavor! In fact, it was so good, I can't wait for lunch so I can have the leftovers. 

 

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Rating: 5 of 5
Difficulty: 2 of 5
Healthy Scale: 5 of 5

Ingredients:
1 Rotisserie Chicken, bones removed and chopped
2 (15 ounce) cans whole peeled tomatoes, mashed
2 (10 ounce) can enchilada sauce
5 cloves garlic, minced
1-1/2 cups chopped onion
1-1/2 cups chopped red, yellow, orange peppers
2 (4 ounce) cans chopped green chile peppers
2 (32 ounce) boxes chicken broth
1 (15 ounce) package super sweet frozen corn
2 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
2 teaspoons cumin
2 teaspoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 bay leaves
4 tablespoons chopped cilantro

Directions:
1. Saute onion, peppers, green chile peppers, and garlic in large soup pot over medium heat until onions become translucent.
2. Add chicken broth, tomatoes, enchilada sauce, cumin, chili powder, black pepper, bay leaves, corn, black beans, and cilantro.
3. Simmer on low for for 30 minutes.
4. Optionally, top with lime wedge, cilantro, sour cream, and tortilla chips.

Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 40 Minutes
Ready In: 1 Hour
Servings: 16

Recipes Critic Review: Easy and healthy version of Chicken Tortilla soup that is packed with veggies and protein. Great soup to eat on all week long. Makes 16 servings so you might want to cut it in half.