Fast and Flavorful Chicken Noodle SoupYUMMLY
There’s nothing better than a bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup, and this recipe delivers with a rich broth, juicy meat, plenty of veggies, and comforting egg noodles — in less than an hour! Browning bone-in chicken breasts helps build a flavorful broth, while fresh thyme and a touch of lemon zest brighten the home-cooked flavor. If you are using one large chicken breast (some can weigh up to 1 ½ pounds), cut it in half crosswise for quicker cooking. The recipe, which makes 2 quarts, is a Yummly original created by Ivy Manning.
- Season chicken all over with 1/2 tsp. each salt and pepper. Heat olive oil over medium-high heat in a Dutch oven or other 5- to 6-qt. pot until shimmering. Add chicken skin-side down. Cook without moving the chicken until the skin is browned, about 2 minutes. Flip chicken over and cook until browned, about 2 minutes. Transfer chicken to a plate and set aside.
- Add onion, celery, carrots, and thyme to the pot and cook, stirring frequently, until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes.
- Add 6 cups broth, the chicken, any accumulated juices on the plate, and bay leaf to the pot and bring to a simmer. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer until chicken is no longer pink in center (an instant-read thermometer should register 160°F), about 15 minutes.
- Transfer chicken to a cutting board and use a fork to remove the skin and bones; discard. Cut meat into bite-size pieces and set aside.
- Add noodles to the soup pot, increase heat to high, and boil uncovered, stirring occasionally, until noodles are tender, about 7 minutes. Return chicken to the pot and stir to combine. Discard bay leaf. Stir in lemon zest and adjust seasoning to taste with salt and pepper. Add a little more broth if you’d like a soupier texture. Ladle soup into bowls and sprinkle with parsley.
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|Calories340Calories from Fat80|
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|Calories from Fat80|
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.