Chicken Noodle Cha-Cha

A big pot of homemade chicken noodle soup hits the spot on those days when it’s cold, or you have a cold, or your tired of being cold, or you’re just feeling cold and sassy. Of course, if it’s 5 p.m. and you’ve just developed a hankering for the good stuff, you’re out of luck? No way, little lady. You’re just 20 minutes from a steaming bowl of this incredibly creamy and comforting soup.
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Inspired by my dear friend, Rebecca Milliken, who generously shared a hand-prepared dinner with our needy family many years ago. Her soup was all the best colors: yellows and pale greens and oranges, with a few friendly flecks of dill floating atop. Beautiful. And delicious.
Just like Mrs. Milliken.
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Here is a vamped up version of her soup, made super-simple for a quick dinner, with the silky addition of cream in the broth. Enjoy.
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Quick & Chic
Dill Soup with Noodles & Cream


5 stalks of celery, sliced
1 cup carrots, sliced
1 onion, sliced
3 Tbsp. butter
In a saucepan over medium-high heat, sauté vegetables in butter until softened. Approximately 5 minutes.

In a large pot, boil 4 cups of chicken broth
(or 4 cups of water & six chicken boullion cubes).
Then, add:
2 cups of egg noodles
Sauteed Vegetables

A can (12.5 oz.) of canned Chicken Breast
1 tsp. dill weed
Salt & Pepper to taste.

Cook 10 minutes, or until noodles are fully cooked.
Pour 1 cup of frozen peas in the pot.
Then, quickly stir in
1 cup of milk or cream to which 3 Tbsp. cornstarch has been added.
Bring just to a boil, and stir until fully thickened.

Serve with buttered saltine crackers or crusty french bread.
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4 Responses to “Chicken Noodle Cha-Cha”

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    gingela5 on October 23, 2008 at 12:01 pm Reply

    Your blog is so cute! I’m going to have to make you part of my daily rotation! So cute!

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    Candy on October 23, 2008 at 3:39 pm Reply

    My son (age 16)eats chicken soup nearly everday after school. Just canned chicken, Swanson’s broth, and noodles from a farmer’s market near here. This recipe looks so good though I’ll have to give it a whirl.

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    Jenny on October 25, 2008 at 11:13 pm Reply

    How did I miss these posts? LOVE the sounds of your chicken noodle soup! Mmmm, and you are right, it does totally hit the spot!

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    ConversationsWithACupcake on October 26, 2008 at 8:20 am Reply

    GINGELA- I’d be so honored! Come by anytime. :)

    CANDY-Homemade noodles from a farmers market? That sounds absurdly comfy. I wish so much we had a convenient FM here in Colorado Springs. THANKS so much for visiting the blog. I’m so excited to have you guest post!

    JENNY-I saw YOUR chicken noodle soup with artichoke, and may I just say..YUMMERIFANTASTIC. I put artichoke hearts on everything, but never tried soup. Guess what I’ll be doing for dinner?! THANKS for the idea (and the many, kind comments).

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