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Chicken flu-de-noodle soup

Flu season is here in Texas…..and elsewhere I am sure. Tummy issues, fever, chills, aches…..just no fun at all. 

Well, my husband had an awful bout of food poisoning……not from me…hahaha…..but a restaurant we ate at while on vacation…..it is what it is….but he was/is so sick…..had to keep food down and comforting on his stomach. So……I made him this wonderful easy chicken noodle soup. I think even if you were home alone you could throw this together, provided someone brings you the stuff. I hope you try it…..not because you are sick but because you like chicken noodle soup.

  • 1 cut up chicken washed and dried
  • 6 cups water
  • 1-2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Italian herbs
  • Udon noodles 1 package

In a large sauce pan heat oil up. After chicken is dried and cut put in hot pan, using tongs toss while cooking. You might get some brown areas on the meat. About 10 minutes. After that add water and mix around, bring to a boil. Stir well so nothing sticks on the bottom. Put a lid on it and cook 15 minutes. Turn off heat. Using a separate bowl and strainer put chicken pieces in that. Carefully remove the meat, place in another bowl for later, saving the bones and skin. Put the bones and skin back into the water pot. Put a lid on it and cook for about an hour at a simmer. 

Either drain or scoop out the skin and bones so broth is fairly clean, I add the onion powder now and the herbs. If you want you can cook the noodles in a separate pan or in the broth….according to package time. About 6 minutes. 

This time I added 2 finely chopped carrots and 2 finely chopped celery to cook right before the noodles were cooking. Just for extra good stuff. 

When noodles are done, place some in a bowl, dish out the meat on top and spoon the broth on top. You have a healthy and nutrious meal. So far John is doing better after having flu-noodle soup for a few days. 
As always we hope you enjoy

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