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Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup

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This is my husband’s and oldest son’s favorite chicken noodle soup. Personally, I feel that regular chicken noodle soup and creamy chicken noodle soup each have a place in the recipe world. My husband and son would say that this creamy version is the only option in their book.

I got this recipe from a neighbor years ago and have changed it slightly. She makes this recipe with homemade noodles. I haven’t wanted to attempt that yet. It takes enough time to make this soup without making your own noodles.

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My family also loves lots of noodles in this soup. So, if you don’t like a mega amount of noodles in your soup, feel free to use less. I also prefer to tear my chicken into big chunks instead of dicing it up. I think it gives it more of a homemade look that way.

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Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup

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Ingredients
  

Base:

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (or add left over chicken or turkey at the end)
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 qt. water
  • ½ teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 2 large carrots sliced
  • 1 teaspoon onion salt
  • 2 celery stalks sliced
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • Cream Sauce
  • ¾ cup butter
  • 1 cup flour
  • 4 cups milk

Instructions
 

To make base:

  • In a stock pot, boil base ingredients for 1 hour.
  • When chicken is tender, remove from broth and cut into 1 inch pieces and set aside. If the liquid has reduced too much you can add some more water at this point.
  • Add 2 cups of uncooked noodles and continue to boil for 20 minutes. Make the cream sauce will this cooks.

To make cream sauce:

  • Melt butter in large sauce pan.
  • Whisk in flour, stirring constantly.
  • Gradually add milk, stirring constantly until thickened.
  • Add salt and pepper.
  • Add cream sauce to base mixture. If the soup is too thin after adding the cream mixture, continue cooking until desired thickness.Serves 6-8

Notes

Note: Once your cream sauce has thickened, do not allow to boil as it may separate.
Also, if cream sauce has a strong white sauce flavor, add 1/2 to 1 tsp lemon juice.
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  4. Just made this soup. I decided to used a rotisserie chicken from the market, which cut the prep time at least in half. I also used organic carrots (more flavorful). This was by far THE BEST chicken soup i have ever had. It is a cross between chicken &
    dumplings and chicken noodle soup. Perfection!