It feels like a never-ending winter up here in Michigan. Most of the country probably agrees with us when we say we are done with winter. We just got hit by another blast of arctic air dropping our wind chills as low as 9 below 0. I decided it was the perfect day to give my new cast iron dutch oven a try and make a batch of simple chunky chicken noodle soup to make the cold day a little brighter.
This is my favorite chicken soup recipe that I use often in our home. Normally I will whip it up in the slow cooker or the instant pot but I think I will stick with the cast iron from now on. The cast iron adds such an amazing flavor and while many people think cast iron is complicated the truth is cast iron is fairly easy to care for.
Make your own simple chunky chicken noodle soup
- 1 pound chicken breast
- 1/2 pound carrots
- 5-6 stalks of celery
- 1 medium onion
- 1 tablespoon dried Italian herbs
- 2-3 stems fresh parsley
- 2 quarts chicken broth
- 1 pound bag egg noodles
Make this simple chunky chicken noodle soup
I love to run my chicken through the instant pot before I start cooking soup when I do it on the stove top. This makes the soup finish faster with no risk of half cooked chicken. Run your chicken through the Instant Pot for 10 minutes or bring to a simmer on the stove before you cut it into chunks for your soup.
Chop your carrots, celery, and onions or grab them out of the freezer if you are like me and enjoy prepping them ahead of time to make soup easy.
Place meat and veggies into your soup pot.
Place on the stove over medium heat.
Pour the chicken broth into your pot over your chicken and vegetables. Stir well.
Place the lid on your post and bring to a boil.
After your soup has come to a boil add in your egg noodles and herbs. Cook for 6-8 minutes stirring occasionally to keep noodles from sticking.
When the noodles are cooked remove the soup from the stove and serve hot.
Refrigerate leftovers for 2-3 days. I like to freeze the leftovers to put up for my husband.
This soup is one of my go-to recipes for when someone starts to get sick in the family. This winter has been brutal and with my husband’s new job he has gotten sick a few times. Sadly shared it with us a couple of times. With some fresh hot simple soup and plenty of germ-fighting oil, we are making it out alright without any major illnesses. I am so grateful for that.