Alright guys, winter is setting in. Here in Iowa, it is 15 degrees and headed in the wrong direction. When the cold hits, I turn to my favorite stews, slow cooked roasts, and soups. This homemade chicken noodle soup is something I look forward to making several times during the winter. If my wife is sick, I am making this chicken noodle soup for sure. It has special healing powers and it tastes delicious doing it.
Only a few simple steps and ingredients separate this soup apart from other traditional chicken noodle soup recipes, but they make all the difference. The 1st big difference is what I call “double stock”. A lot of people use chicken stock out of the box with chopped chicken and vegetables to make the final chicken noodle soup. Or, they will make their own chicken stock and then add the same vegetables and chicken. Well, we are starting with chicken stock out of the box and adding chicken and vegetables to make a double flavored chicken stock, and then adding more fresh vegetables that will make this soup extra flavorful. This stock is the backbone of the recipe. It is addictive.