Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe to Cure What Ails You

Chicken Noodle Soup to Cure What Ails You

Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe to Cure What Ails You
Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking time: 30 minutes | Servings: 4


Chicken Noodle Soup to Cure What Ails You
Chicken Noodle Soup to Cure What Ails You

Chicken noodle soup is a classic comfort food that is not only delicious, but also has healing properties. This recipe is perfect for when you're feeling under the weather or just need a warm and comforting meal.


Chicken noodle soup has been a popular dish for centuries, with variations of the recipe found in cultures around the world. It is believed to have originated in China, where noodles were first made, and eventually made its way to Europe and the United States.


How to prepare

  1. Coat the pot with oil.
  2. Add the onion, garlic, carrots, celery, thyme, and bay leaf. Cook until the onion becomes translucent.
  3. Pour in the broth and chicken, and bring it to a boil.
  4. Add the noodles and cook until they are done.
  5. Serve with a sprinkle of parsley.


  • Add diced potatoes or sweet potatoes for extra heartiness
  • Use egg noodles or rice instead of traditional noodles
  • Add a splash of soy sauce or fish sauce for a savory umami flavor


  1. Cook the noodles ahead of time and stir into the soup a few minutes before serving to make this recipe even easier.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Use homemade chicken broth for the best flavor

- Add a squeeze of lemon juice for a bright and fresh flavor

- Don't overcook the noodles, as they can become mushy

- Customize the soup with your favorite vegetables and herbs

Serving Suggestions

Serve the chicken noodle soup with a side of crusty bread or a simple green salad for a complete meal.

Cooking Techniques

Sauté the vegetables before adding the broth for extra flavor

- Simmer the soup on low heat to allow the flavors to meld together

- Skim off any excess fat that rises to the top of the soup

Ingredient Substitutions

Use vegetable broth for a vegetarian version of the soup

- Substitute tofu or tempeh for the chicken for a plant-based option

- Use gluten-free noodles for a gluten-free version of the soup

Make Ahead Tips

The soup can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat on the stove or in the microwave before serving.

Presentation Ideas

Garnish the soup with a sprig of fresh parsley or a sprinkle of grated Parmesan cheese for a beautiful presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair the chicken noodle soup with a glass of white wine or a cup of hot tea for a cozy and comforting meal.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover soup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat on the stove or in the microwave until heated through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Calories: 300 per serving


Carbohydrates: 30g per serving


Total Fat: 8g per serving

Saturated Fat: 2g per serving


Protein: 20g per serving

Vitamins and minerals

Vitamin A: 80% of daily value per serving

Vitamin C: 15% of daily value per serving

Iron: 10% of daily value per serving


Contains: Wheat (noodles)


This chicken noodle soup is a balanced meal that provides a good source of protein, vitamins, and minerals. It is low in calories and fat, making it a healthy option for a comforting meal.


This chicken noodle soup recipe is a classic comfort food that is perfect for when you need a warm and nourishing meal. With simple ingredients and easy preparation, it's a go-to recipe for any occasion. Enjoy a bowl of this delicious soup to cure what ails you.

How did I get this recipe?

The first time I saw this recipe, I was immediately intrigued. It was a worn and tattered piece of paper tucked away in the back of my grandmother's recipe box, labeled simply as "Chicken Noodle Soup to Cure What Ails You." As a young girl, I was always fascinated by the healing powers of food and the idea that a simple bowl of soup could cure whatever was ailing you.

I remember watching my grandmother in the kitchen, carefully chopping vegetables and simmering a pot of broth on the stove. She would hum to herself as she worked, the delicious aroma of herbs and spices filling the air. I would sit at the kitchen table, swinging my legs back and forth, eagerly awaiting the moment when she would add the noodles to the pot.

As the soup cooked, my grandmother would regale me with stories of how she learned to make this magical soup. She told me that the recipe had been passed down through generations of women in our family, each adding their own twist to it along the way. She had learned how to make it from her own mother, who had learned it from her grandmother before her.

According to my grandmother, the key to the soup's healing powers was in the broth. She would simmer a whole chicken with onions, carrots, and celery for hours, until the flavors melded together to create a rich and flavorful base. She would then add in homemade noodles, made with just flour, eggs, and a pinch of salt.

As she stirred the pot, my grandmother would tell me about the times when she had turned to this soup to cure whatever was ailing her. Whether it was a cold, a sore throat, or just a case of the winter blues, a bowl of this soup never failed to make her feel better. She swore by its healing properties and would often joke that it was better than any medicine she could buy at the store.

I would listen intently, hanging on her every word, as she shared her wisdom with me. I loved hearing about the traditions and rituals that surrounded this recipe, and I felt honored to be a part of carrying on this family legacy.

As I grew older, I began to experiment with the recipe myself. I would make it for friends who were feeling under the weather or for family gatherings when we needed a comforting meal. I would add my own touches to the soup, just like my grandmother had done before me, making it my own while still honoring the tradition that had been passed down through the generations.

Now, as I sit here in my own kitchen, stirring a pot of chicken noodle soup on the stove, I can't help but think about the journey that this recipe has taken me on. It has been a source of comfort and healing for me throughout the years, just as it was for my grandmother and her mother before her.

I know that one day, I will pass this recipe on to my own grandchildren, along with the stories and traditions that go along with it. I will teach them how to make this magical soup and share with them the healing powers that it holds. And I will watch with pride as they carry on this family legacy, just as I have done.

But for now, as I ladle out a steaming bowl of chicken noodle soup for myself, I can't help but feel grateful for the gift that my grandmother gave me all those years ago. The gift of a simple recipe that has the power to cure whatever ails you and bring comfort and warmth to all who taste it. And for that, I will always be grateful.


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