With the cooler weather coming, this creamy chicken noodle soup recipe is exactly what your family needs. You will fall in love after just one bite.
There’s nothing that a delicious bowl of creamy chicken noodle soup can’t fix. I personally could eat it all year round but for others, it’s the perfect fall and winter go-to food. Whatever your preference, this recipe is sure to be your new favorite.
- 2 cups egg noodles
- 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 1/2 cups chopped yellow onion (1 medium)
- 1 1/3 cups chopped carrots (3 carrots)
- 1 1/3 cups chopped celery (3 stalks)
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 (14.5 oz) cans low-sodium chicken broth
- 2 bay leaves
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
- 2 1/2 cups milk
- 1/3 cup heavy cream
- Moon Cheese
Prepare noodles according to directions listed on the package 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, bay leaves and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Join chicken breasts and bring soup to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium, cover with the lid and allow soup to cook until chicken has cooked through, about 10 – 15 minutes longer. Cook time will vary depending on the 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. 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 Moon Cheese, if desired. I love adding Moon Cheese to my soups for that extra added crunch.
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Moon Cheese is 100% natural cheese – yep, that’s it! This means it’s gluten-free, high in protein, a great source of calcium and super delicious. Oh, and did I mention these snacks being vegetarian-friendly? You can eat it on your soups or salads or as a stand alone snack. Either way, it’s the perfect amount of crunchy goodness.
So how is it made? Using patented technologies they remove only the moisture from cheese while keeping all the nutrition and flavor. Plus, Moon Cheese is made in a facility totally nut free, tree nuts and peanuts. I bet you’ve never tried anything like this before!
Did I mention how perfect Moon Cheese is for road trips? It’s a perfect on-the-go healthy snack with no refrigeration required!