What does Chicken Noodle Soup have to do with a wedding, you might be thinking? Last week my grandson got married. He and his new bride did something at their reception that I had never seen before. They ask some of their family members to make soups for the reception. My grandson ask me to do his favorite home made Chicken Noodle Soup.
It’s a simple recipe that doesn’t take long to put together in a slow cooker. It’s a soup I have made for him and others several times over the years. I’m going to share the recipe with you, you never know when you might need a memory to share.
Zac’s Chicken Noodle Soup
You will need:
8 Cups of Chicken Stock
2 Cups of Cooked Chicken, cubed
3 Stalks of Celery, sliced into 1/4 inch pieces
2 Carrots, sliced into 1/4 pieces
1 Medium Onion, diced
1 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Pepper
1/4 Teaspoon Poultry Season
2 Cups of Pasta, I used bow ties but any pasta will do.
Place everything except the pasta into the slow cooker. Stir to incorporate the ingredients. Cook on high for one hour then lower the heat to the low setting. While the mixture is cooking on low, cook your pasta on your stove, as directed on the package, until they are almost done, el dente`. I have found trying to cook pasta in a slow cooker, will reward you will a gummy mess, most of the time. So I prefer to cook it on my stove, then drain and add to the slow cooker, stir to well incorporated. You will want to cook for another 30 minutes on low, allowing the pasta to absorb the Chicken Noodle Soup flavor, then serve while hot.*
*If you have a newer slow cooker, it might have a keep warm setting, if so, place the soup on that setting. Refrigerate your leftover soup within 2 hours after removing the heat source.
As you can see from the picture, because I was making two gallons, I had to make it in my large soup pot. If you have a large gathering, you can double the recipe and do like wise.