March 27, 2013

Wednesday's Chow - Hearty Chicken Noodle Soup

It’s just around the corner….the Brenda Novak 2013 Annual Auction for the Cure of Diabetes.  Brenda’s annual auction runs May 1-31.  So far, there are over 800 items up for auction, with more to come.  Here’s another recipe from a cookbook from my “Calling All Cooks,” basket, Hearty Chicken Noodle Soup.

Calling all Cooks

The winner of this auction will win a box full of cookbooks.

Christmas Cookies
1001 Fast Easy Recipes
Cake Pops, Brownies and More
Fun Summer Recipes
Freezer Meals
Slow Cooker Recipes
And more…..

Here’s a recipe I tried from Slow Cooker Recipes. My family really enjoyed it.

Hearty Chicken Noodle Soup


12 fresh baby carrots, cut up into ½-inch pieces
4 celery ribs, cut into ½-inch pieces
¾ cup finely chopped onion
1 tbls minced fresh parsley
½ tsp pepper
¼ tsp cayenne pepper*
1 ½ tsp mustard seed
2 garlic cloves, peeled and halved
1 ¼ pound boneless skinless chicken thighs
4 cans (14 ½-oz each) chicken broth
1 package (9-oz) refrigerated linguine


In a 5-qt slow cooker, combine the first six ingredients. Place mustard seed and garlic in a double thickness of cheesecloth; bring up corners of the cloth and tie with kitchen string to form a bag.**  Place in slow cooker.  Add chicken and broth.  Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until meat is tender.

Discard spice bag.  Remove chicken; cool slightly. Stir linguine into soup; cover and cook on high for 30 minutes or until tender. Cut chicken into pieces and return to soup; heat through.

*I put in this amount of cayenne but will not do so in the future…my family found it hot (and if they find it hot, it’s hot!) But aside from that, it was really good. My suggestion is to cut back to 1/8 a tsp or to leave it out if you don’t like spicy.

**Okay, when it came time to make the soup, I could not find the mustard seeds I know I had at one time…I think they got tossed when the spice cabinet was cleaned out.  Anyway, I left the mustard seed out and just added the garlic to the soup. It was still good.  But I plan to use mustard seed the next time I make it. 

Anna Kathryn Lanier 
Never let your memories be greater than your dreams. ~Doug Ivester 

1 comment:

Caroline Clemmons said...

I love your recipes, Anna Kathryn. Thanks for helping so many people.