The following is such a simple recipe that if you never made it before, you will wonder why.
I never made homemade chicken and noodle soup before going gluten free - why would I when you could buy it in a can for less than a dollar, and as I recall it tasted pretty good.
Well this taste even better - wonderful in fact and adored by all in my family.
It will leave your house smelling delicious.
And it is so easy!
Before I get to the recipe (for those of you worried about my sanity), I just want you to know that I am feeling better. I really do believe I was watching way too much TV. After having kids in the house for 12 years my youngest finally was off to kindergarten and I filled the silence with TV. Since I have always been a news junkie, and there is so much in the news these days, I was watching Fox and CNN all day long!! No wonder I was feeling a little off balance!!
But I have turned off the TV and am living much happier in my admittedly uninformed bliss. Although I am sad to report that I did watch another episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta - (ugh what is happening to me!) If you have any envy of wealthy people just watch this show and you will get over it quickly.
I also signed up for a week long painting workshop in November. I am so excited. I have not picked up my paint brushes in a while and, thanks to all of the encouragement from the Gluten Free Kid (she asks me everyday after school if I started painting again yet) I will soon be back to smearing glistening layers of oil paint across the canvas.
Okay, so hear comes the recipe. And please let me know if I am sharing too much these days, and if you'd rather I just stick with the recipes and facts.
Delicious Homemade Chicken and Gluten Free Noodle Soup
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My grandma would of used a whole chicken, I use 3 large chicken breast
3 - 5 cups chicken broth (Pacific Naturals is gluten free)
1 large onion diced
3 - 5 celery stalks diced
3 - 5 medium carrots diced
3 cloves minced garlic
1 t Thyme
lt and pepper to taste
1 packageTinkyada lasagna noodles (Tinkyada is not one of my favorite brand of noodles, but they hold up excellently in soups)
salt and pepper to taste
Cover the chicken with water in a large soup pot.
Add the chicken broth, celery, onion, carrots, garlic and spices.
Boil until the chicken is cooked through.
If you are using a whole chicken, remove, debone and place the chicken meat back in the pot. If using chicken breast, cut into bite size pieces and return to the pot.
Add equal amounts of water and chicken broth so that you have enough liquid to boil the noodles - I usually add 2 cups water and 2 cups chicken broth.
Return to a boil - add salt to taste.
Break up the Tinkyada noodles into large pieces and add to the pot. Cook until done (around 15 minutes).
Add more salt as needed and pepper to taste.
They sell Tinkyada noodles at just about every grocery store that we shop at.