Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

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Cold and flu giving you the sniffles? Too exhausted and achy to make dinner? Try this simple and easy make-it-while-you-nap recipe! Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup simmering in the slow-cooker might just be what you need to get back on your feet.

This recipe is low-fodmap and can easily be made gluten free but is still a soup the whole family can enjoy! The only store-bought broth I have found that is low-fodmap (contains no onions or garlic) is Progresso’s Chicken Broth. It contains only six ingredients and can easily be found at most local grocery stores and opens up a whole new world of soups for those following the low-fodmap diet!

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You can easily alter the ingredients to your liking! We love carrots so I use more and add extra water. Don’t have fresh parsley? Use dried. Add a squeeze of lemon juice to each bowl for added flavor. Don’t want noodles? Try adding cooked rice for a chicken and rice variation!

Ingredients

  • 2-3 boneless chicken breasts
  • 4 cups Progresso Chicken Broth
  • 5 cups water
  • 5 carrots, washed and chopped
  • 3-4 celery stalks, chopped with leaves set aside
  • 5 green onion stalks, chopped (green part only)
  • 1 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped (or 1 tsp dried)
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4-6 ounces noodles

Directions

Wash and chop produce. Place thawed chicken breasts on the bottom of your crock pot. Sprinkle salt and pepper. Top with carrots, celery, onions, and spices.

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Add 4 cups (32 oz) of chicken broth and 5 cups of water to crock pot. Top with a bay leaf and leftover celery leaves. Untitled-2

Cover and cook on High for 4 hours.

Around 4 hours, the liquid in the crock pot should begin to bubble. Remove chicken and place on a plate. Shred chicken breasts with two forks and place back into the crock pot. For the noodles, you can either throw them into the crock pot the last 30 min or cook them separately on the stove according to directions, adding them to each bowl before serving. If you cook them in the crock pot just be aware the noodles will soak up liquid from the soup. We personally like cooking our noodles separately so that I can do brown rice noodles for myself and regular noodles for my gluten eating husband! 🙂

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Add noodles and soup to each bowl (if cooking separately) and serve! Apparently I forgot to add noodles before taking this picture. My bad. You get the gist. Squeeze in lemon juice or serve with warm bread and a salad.

 

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