Recipe: Spicy Chicken Noodle Soup

Today is a Wednesday. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving (YUM!). It’s also getting chilly out. What better way to end this day and prepare for tomorrow than with a bowl of this soup?

Going on a tangent here… I can’t wait for Thanksgiving. My mom and grandma are two of the best cooks I know. They are going to be creating the majority of our dinner with the help of the rest of my aunts and uncles. Turkey, mashed potatoes, casseroles, vegetables, rolls, pie. All of it made from scratch. I can’t freaking wait. They have a southern style of cooking which could be why all my food is full of fat and sugar. Maybe I’ll share some of that with you as well, if you want 😉

This soup is bomb.

Being that there are so many things to do the day before Thanksgiving, we decided to do absolutely nothing. My roomies and I indulged in this soup and mutually decided this is the PERFECT meal for when you have a cold. There are so many different things within this soup to eat. Not only is the soup extremely hearty and flavorful, but the kick of spiciness will help clear your sinuses. And it’s healthy. It doesn’t get much better than that.

For clearing your sinuses–

Spicy Chicken Noodle Soup
feeds 4 people, takes an hour

1 quart of chicken broth
1 quart of water
1 cup of carrots, sliced
1 cup of onions, sliced
1 cup of celery, sliced
1 tablespoon of butter
1 1/2 pounds of chicken, shredded
1 teaspoon of pepper
1 teaspoon of salt
1 1/2 teaspoons of chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoons of cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon of siracha
6 ounces of noodles* (or gluten-free noodles)
1 tablespoon of chives to top the soup

In a large saucepan, sauté all your vegetables with the butter until the vegetables are a bit transparent. Add your chicken broth, water, shredded chicken, and seasonings. Allow this to cook at medium heat for at least 45 minutes, with the lid to the pan cracked on top. Boil your noodles (separately) for 10-15 minutes at high heat, stirring occasionally. Once fully expanded, add them to the soup after straining them from the water.

Serve with some saltines or oyster crackers.

Yummy (:

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