Is it just us, or is everyone dropping like flies this past couple of weeks! It seems like everyone we speak to has a horrible head cold, cough or at the very least the sniffles, so naturally we thought we'd post our favourite chicken noodle soup recipe!
It's no secret that chicken noodle soup has long been the "go-to" for an at-home cold remedy. It's an amazing comfort food for when we're in bed, surrounded by used tissues and feeling sorry for ourselves. Did you know that (if made properly) chicken noodle soup is more than a comfort food.... it's proven to assist our bodies in recovering from the common cold because of all of the collagen and nutrients found in the bone broth!
The best news yet: thanks to the magic that is Borderland Food Co's chicken bone broth, this recipe should take you (or who ever's taking care of you) less than 30 mins from start to finish. Just chop some veggies, toss in some noodles, and get ready to feel a whole heck of a lot better thanks to the amazing healing powers of bone broth!
Here's how it goes:
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
2 large carrots, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
4 cloves garlic (minced)
1 handful kale (optional-chopped)
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken thighs (4 or 5 thighs)
8 cups chicken bone broth
5 ounces egg noodles (or quinoa, rice or pasta of choice)
Salt and pepper, to taste
Water or more bone broth, as needed
1) Heat the oil in a large pot. Add the onion, carrots and celery. Cook, stirring frequently until the veggies begin to soften- likely 5 mins.
2) Add garlic and cook while stirring for approx 1 min.
3) Add the bone broth and bring to a boil, then turn down to simmer.
4) Add the chicken thighs and submerge in the broth (at this point, if you need more liquid, add more bone broth or water). Cook for 20 mins and then remove the cooked chicken thighs.
5) Stir the noodles in and cook until soft- 7-10 mins. While the noodles are cooking, shred the chicken and add back to the pot.
6) Add kale and simmer for a minute longer.
There you go! Serve warm, tuck yourself in, gets lots of fluids and definitely lots of sleep. You'll be feeing better in no time.