Chicken Noodle Soup

All it takes is to see my little girls sick for me to wish I had some Green Mile skills to pull them out of whatever funk they’re in.  Instead, all I could manage was to make them some homemade chicken noodle soup.  I guess that beats death row voodoo any day.

My poor baby. She never falls asleep on the couch unless she’s absolutely out of it.

This was such an easy soup to pull together even including roasting the chicken.  If you don’t want to roast your own though, just pick up a precooked one from your local supermarket and shred it yourself. 
Chicken Noodle Soup {via Ina Garten Barefoot Contessa Family Style}

2 chicken breasts, bone in, skin on
Olive oil
2 quarts (8 cups) chicken stock (calls for homemade, I just used canned)
1 cup medium-diced celery (2 stalks)
1 cup medium-diced carrots (3 carrots)
2 cups wide egg noodles
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Place the chicken breast on a sheet pan and rub the skin with olive oil.  Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper. Roast for 35 to 40 minutes, until cooked through.  When cool enough to handle, remove the meat from the bones, discard the skin, and shred or dice the chicken meat.

Bring the stock to a simmer in a large pot and add the celery, carrots, and noodles.  Simmer uncovered for about 10 minutes, until the noodles are cooked.  Add the cooked chicken and parsley and heat through.

Season to taste and serve.

It’s such a light and simple meal.
Maysoon liked it.
On the other hand, Jenin couldn’t quite appreciate the concept of chicken noodle soup.

No worries. Our resident carnivore took care of it.

Don’t ask how she ended up on the table in her undershirt. 

Linking to: Made by You, Just Something I Whipped Up, Get Your Craft On, Blue Cricket Design, Sew Much Ado, Somewhat Simple, Tatertots&Jello.


  • Kate says:

    When you're sick, nothing beats chicken noodle soup! I hope you babies feel better soon inshallah!!

  • Em Maliks Kitchen says:

    Your daughters are adorable! and i love the name Jenin!! and the soup and pictures look amazing.. i need to start saving and get me a good camera instead of taking crappy pics with my iphone..

    what model is your camera so i can google it

  • Misha says:

    I know this has nothing to do with the recipe, but you have such gorgeous children, masha'Allah!

  • Elisa says:

    I hope your baby feels better soon. Masha'Allah, your girls are GORGEOUS! Also, I love their names. I just got done reading a book called Morning in Jenin. It was an amazing read. Fiction, but I'm sure much of the events really occurred.

  • Organica says:

    Chicken noodle soup rocks! Hope J feels better, soon ISA

  • Mona Z says:

    LOL! I love The Green Mile!! Gorgeous girls. The soup looks amazing and your photos are so great!

  • Sharstin says:

    oh your girlies are so cute! hope everyone fells better asap~

  • Amnah says:

    Thank you all! They're both doing better, just a remaining runny nose. {yuck}

    @Em Malik – Thank you! I have a Canon Rebel xsi.

    @Elisa – Thank you! My sister recently bought me that book. I haven't had the chance to start reading it yet. My daughter is named for that city. My husband was born and raised there.

  • The Prudent Homemaker says:

    I came over from The Girl Creative because your soup photo is beautiful! We made chicken noodle soup this week, too, though it was a little different. My meat-loving daughter is about the same age as yours!

  • idesign says:

    that pic of little miss and the chicken all over the table is HILARIOUS!

  • Madigan at madiganmade says:

    I love Ina's recipes… looks delicious. Great shots of the soup (and your cute girls. Hope they feel better.)

  • Teresa Young says:

    Thank you for the recipe! I love Ina and cannot wait to make it. Also, loved the photos…I have two granddaughters that might have the same reactions!
    Teresa in Oklahoma

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