Are you ready to learn the secrets behind making the most delicious and comforting chicken noodle soup? Look no further because today, I’m going to share with you an easy and amazing recipe that will warm your heart and bring back childhood memories.
Gather Your Ingredients
To make this flavorful soup, you’ll need the following ingredients:
- 1 onion, diced
- 4 garlic cloves (or more if you’re feeling adventurous)
- Carrots, celery, and other veggies of your choice, chopped into bite-sized pieces
- 2 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- Bay leaves and fresh thyme for added flavor
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 cups of egg noodles
- Lemon juice and zest for a refreshing twist
- Fresh parsley and dill for a burst of herbal goodness
Let’s Get Cooking!
- Begin by sautéing the onion, garlic, carrots, and celery in a large pot or Dutch oven. You want them to turn translucent and develop a beautiful buttery color.
- Add the chicken breasts to the pot and allow them to cook through. This should take around 20 minutes, depending on the size of the chicken pieces.
- Once the chicken is cooked, remove it from the pot and set it aside to cool. Once cooled, shred or chop it into bite-sized pieces.
- Add the chicken stock, bay leaves, and fresh thyme to the pot. Bring the soup to a simmer and then reduce the heat to medium-low.
- Add the egg noodles to the pot and let them cook until they are tender but still al dente. Remember, they will continue cooking as the soup sits and is served.
- Stir in the fresh parsley, dill, lemon juice, and zest to brighten up the flavors of the soup.
- Give the soup a final taste and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper if needed.
It’s Time to Enjoy!
Now that your homemade Panera-style chicken noodle soup is ready, grab a cozy bowl, spoon it up, and savor the incredible flavors. This nourishing and comforting dish is perfect for cold days, when you’re feeling under the weather, or simply when you’re in need of a pick-me-up.
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So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get cooking and enjoy a bowl of homemade goodness together!