Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup
- 2 cup Egg Noodles
- 1 lb Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
- 1 ½ tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 Yellow Onion
- 3 Carrots
- 3 Celery Stalks
- 3 Garlic Cloves
- 29 oz Chicken Broth Low Sodium
- 3 tbsp Chopped Parsley
- 2 Dried Bay Leaves or Fresh Bay Leaves
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Black Pepper Freshly Ground
- ¼ cup Butter
- 6 tbsp All Purpose Flour
- 2 ½ cup Milk 1%
- ⅓ cup Heavy Cream
- Prepare noodles according to directions listed on package (note that you want the noodles to finish about the same time the soup is nearly finished cooking) and drain.
- In a large pot, heat 1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil over medium heat. Add onion, carrot and celery and saute until tender, about 3 – 4 minutes, then add garlic and saute 1 minute longer.
- Add chicken broth, parsley, bay leaves and season with salt and pepper to taste. Add chicken breasts and bring soup to a boil over medium-high heat.
- Reduce heat to medium, cover with lid and allow soup to cook until chicken has cooked through, about 10 – 15 minutes longer (cook time will vary depending on thickness of chicken breasts). Remove chicken and allow to rest for 5 minutes, then shred into small bite size pieces.
- Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat, add flour and cook, stirring constantly, 1 1/2 minutes. While whisking slowly add in milk and whisk vigorously to smooth lumps (it will take a lot of whisking to smooth since this is a lighter roux – lesser ratio of butter to flour).
- Whisk in cream and bring mixture to a boil, stirring constantly. Pour milk mixture into soup mixture and return chicken to soup along with cooked noodles and stir. Serve warm with fresh bread or crackers if desired.
- *If using thicker breasts, slice in half through thickness of breasts so they cook faster and more evenly.
1 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories484
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat 12g 60%
- Cholesterol 126mg 42%
- Sodium 349mg 15%
- Potassium 960mg 28%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
- Sugars 10g
- Protein 30g 60%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.