This soup recipe was shared by Ashleigh’s sister in law, I fell in love and its now become one of my favorite dinners. Plus the ingredents are items that often couponers can pick up FREE or nearly free.
Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup:
Here are the Ingredients:
1-2 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts, cooked + cut into bite sized pieces
2-3 small cans or 1 Large Can Cream of Chicken Soup
chicken broth, 1 carton
2 cups diced fresh carrots
Mini Bow Tie Pasta (or any pasta you choose..example No Yolks ect.)
Directions: Cook your chicken + cube/chop (if I have time I just place my chicken in a 9×13 pan with a couple of Tbsp of water, cover and bake at 350 degrees for one hour, this makes the chicken taste so much better than pan frying.) Place the chicken stock in a large pot and add carrots. Bring to boil and cook carrots in stock until softened (about 15-20 minutes). In the mean time bring water to boil in a separate pot for the pasta. Boil the pasta according to package directions, then drain. Add the pasta, cream of chicken soup + cooked cubed chicken to the chicken stock/carrot pot mixture. Stir to combine and serve. I normally like a salad + bread with my soup. Bon appetit!
I buy at least 4 whole chickens when they go on sale for about 59 cents a lb. I do pay more, but love that price. I then put them in my two very large crock pots with about a cup of water and seasonings and cook overnight. My husband turns them off early in the morning and when I get up, they are still warm which makes them easier to debone and shred. I place one on a cookie sheet and shred the meet off of them. I put the meet in 2 qt. freezer ziplocs, and throw in the freezer, flat to stack on each other… So nice and convenient to make so many things….I then put all the bones back in the crock pot with everything else, celery tops, whatever and add water and make my own stock. If not using right away, I freeze that in Gallon freezer bags. I do the same with hamburger and onions, and recently bought Boneless Pork Ribs on a great sale, seasoned with a BBQ Rib Rub, and shredded and froze them as well… Awesome for salads, burritos, casseroles, chicken salad, lasagna, whatever.. Saves so much time on a last minute meal night. I throw on a pot of pasta, a can of cream of chicken soup with a bottle of jarred alfredo, and a vegie and stir all together… My kids love it.