11/17/08

My Chicken Noodle "Stoup"

No typo in the title. I call my version of chicken soup "stoup". It's half soup half stew. See we like our chicken soup very thick around here. Full of veggies, chicken, and lots of noodles. Yes ma'am! I mean if you're going to have some soup then have some soup people! I'm sorry I don't really care for chicken soups that are all broth. What's the point there? Unless you had mouth surgery and can't chew then ok, but if you're going to have a bowl of soup then make it count, right? Hello?
It's 31 degrees outside right now. I could feel this colder weather coming on last night (no, I didn't watch the weather channel!), I could sense the colder weather coming and knew as I was falling asleep that I had to make my chicken noodle soup to warm my body and frozen fingers. You know how you can smell the rain coming or can smell the colder, drier air coming? Yeah, that's what I felt. Can I just say I hate winter? I used to love it, but now I hate it. Weren't we just in summer? What happened, where did it go? See us Cali girls do not like cold weather, we like warm, endless sun-filled days where the sky is always blue and brillant. :::sigh:::

This is another one of my recipes that is super easy to make, really fast homemade goodness. I had to sit down, think about what I put in this "stoup"and write it all out. Another one of those recipes that I make on the fly. So, I hope I got all the ingredients and instructions down for you, correctly.


Lots of fresh chopped veggies!




Dawn’s Chicken Noodle Soup

About 6 cups Organic Chicken Broth (2 boxes)
3 – 4 chicken breasts
1 ½ cups chopped carrots (thickly chopped, ½ inch)
1 ½ cups chopped celery (thickly chopped, ½ inch)
2 yellow or white onions, quartered
2 - 3 cups egg noodles, cooked, al dente
salt & pepper to taste
1 veggie or chicken organic boullion cube, chopped/crumbled
2 tb olive oil, plus more for rubbing chicken
a few pinches of fresh dill (add as much or as little as you like)

Take the chicken breasts, rinse under cool water place on paper towels to dry. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place chicken breast on cooking sheet. Rub chicken breasts with olive oil, salt & pepper the breasts. Take quartered onions and place on cooking sheet as well. Cook in oven about 30 minutes +/- depending on oven. Chicken should be cooked through.

Meanwhile, take 2 tb of olive oil and heat in large stock pot oven medium heat. Place carrots and celery in heated stockpot and sauté a bit, add in chopped up bouillon cube and a few pinches of dried dill or fresh dill, mix well; sauté for about 10 minutes
Add in chicken stock. Bring all to a gentle simmer for about 15 minutes.

When chicken is done cooking remove from oven and let cool a bit. Once cooled chop into cubes and add to chicken broth. Add in the chunks of onions as well; you can leave as is or you can chop the onion into small pieces.

Let all gently simmer another 5 – 10 minutes. You might want to taste the soup and see if it needs anymore salt or pepper. Once done, add in as much or as little egg noodles as desired.
Serve with warm crusty rolls.

Should serve about 4 -5, I think.

First we add a lot of noodles to the bowl.

Next add a lot of the chicken & veggies.

I like to just insert my roll right into the soup. No one's watching, go ahead.

28 comments:

  1. I am so on your page. When I eat chicken noodle soup, I inevitably dump a bowl of broth down the sink-- it the STUFF that's good! This sounds perfect right now. Wish I were eating it!!

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  2. I'm a Cali girl, but I need winter. I am craving winter. It's 86 degrees out. Too hot for soup which unfortunately is all I want to eat lately. Saving this one.

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  3. You just quoted Rachael Ray with "stoup" - I'll forgive you, this time ;-)

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  4. I like a little broth to dip bread in but give me lots of the good stuff in the soup too.

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  5. Love the stoup, especially the roll inserted right in!

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  6. we are "stoup" people, too! i like the flavor of broth, but i don't like it mucking up my egg noodles! this looks perfect!

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  7. Yes you've got my number, I love this, something to chew on instead of just swallow!

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  8. Aww :( But look on the bright side, you can't really enjoy great food like this in the summer ;)
    I love just putting the rolls there, too!

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  9. I am with you Dawn...I love a soup packed with veggies! Your "stoup" looks awesome and perfect for the cold and rainy days here in Oregon.

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  10. That'a thick soup girl! But seams nice and hearty for that cold! That's too cold I say! I hate winter as well! I didn't know you were a Cali girl, I thought you were a sandwich girl, ahahah!

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  11. I'm loving this - it looks great - and who cares about that roll - lol...I'll insert it if someone's looking or not - lol. I'm bad!

    -DTW
    www.everydaycookin.blogspot.com

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  12. It's lookin' good! I'll take your cold weather. I'm rather sick of wearing shorts and flip flops in mid Nov. It was 90 degrees here yesterday. Stoup is a RR term... did you know that, or are you in w/ Rachael? :) I rather like a chunky soup.

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  13. Dawn, I'm with you on loving my "stoup" with lots of stuff and not so much broth.

    My husband and I fight about this all the time because he wants "soup" not "stoup." He agrees with Kat - he likes to sop up the broth with some nice crusty bread.

    Hope you stay warm. Did you hear we might get snow tonight?

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  14. What a hearty soup!! This is the good stuff, the soup that really does cure anything and everything!

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  15. Yum Dawn! I would eat this stoup any day of the week! Perfect for the cool days of fall!

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  16. thanks guys!
    I had no idea stoup was a RR term. I don't watch her shows, I love my Emeril, Giada, Mario, Tyler :::swoon:::, and Ina- my girl!
    I will take you 90 degree weather! I can wear shorts and sandals all year long, I can!

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  17. The temperature here in Ohio is under the freezing point and I am hungry. Chicken stoup sounds good right now. :)

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  18. I could use of bowl of this right now. How comforting!

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  19. This looks like the king of 'eating good' you were talking about. There's veggies all over the place, it's like a produce party, good bud!

    I know it's been awhile, I have one more week of craziness until I graduate. Thank goodness... stoup goodness :)

    So with you on the warm weather thing, you should tell me your moving to MA story sometime, I bet CA is nice this time of year.

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  20. I support the idea of a hearty soup! It looks so warm and filling, perfect for a 31 degree day :)!

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  21. This looks yummy & comfort food.

    You have an award on my blog.

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  22. Cold temps here too and a bowl of that "stoup" would be more than a welcomed dinner!!

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  23. The soup was great! I prefer more broth, but when she cooks her soup and you're hungry its a meal in itself---and your co-workers keep coming by asking what smells so good!

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  24. ya did it--you used a rachael ray word. i guess it's inescapable. :)
    i like what you've done here--forget soup. :)

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  25. This stoup is perfect. It's exactly how I like it, full of good stuff!!

    This FL girl has thin blood! I totally know what you mean about sensing the cold! Don't get me wrong, I like it cool...even a little cold, but freezing not so much.

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  26. Rachael ray used that term too. Your beautiful array of veggies is just so healthy and fresh looking! This would satisfy any screaming tummy! I know , i too use the bread as a utensil LOL!
    I have some awards for you!

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  27. Ha that is how I love my Chicken Noodle Soup, very thick with little broth. Of course my kids want it the other way around so they can just drink it instead of having to eat the veggies!

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  28. A nice simple chicken soup!

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