Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Chicken Noodle Soup

You have heard it. Chicken soup is for the soul. It warms you up! It's the miracle medication that helps patients feel better. It's comfort food.

Growing up in Singapore, my parents/grandmother would probably not consider this as their comfort food. I remembered reading all about it in Teenage novels, magazines...etc very US influenced of course! But oddly enough, I have NEVER tried it.

Unless you count those instant cream of chicken soup packets- but even they are not the "if u r sick, have a bowl of chicken soup" category.

Perth is going through a massive storm at the moment. Before that? It was REAL cold. I'm talking 0C or below cold. I wake up to frost on my car window. This is PERTH! It's not suppose to be that cold!!! With the cold, I'm finding that I'm making more soups this winter to keep the chill away. Not to mention, most of the soups are freezer friendly, which makes it time friendly too!

Chicken Noodle soup is a classic for sure. I added some chili for heat but otherwise, I just "assume" the steps and made it as I go along. I did purchase a soup pack. Another first for me! It consisted of a few potatoes, carrot, parsnips, a turnip and an onion. I added more peas and corns to the mixture. Certainly beats the chill and I can totally understand why it is comfort food...something about it that just makes one feel good, warm and comforted.

Must be all those novels that I was reading donkey years ago were right afterall!

Chicken Noodle Soup 
1 soup pack chopped in mini sizes
1 chicken breast
1 lt of chicken stock
2-3 cups of peas,corn, other veges
2 cakes of noodles

chili flakes

Saute onion and other veges till slightly soft. Add stock. Taste- I added some chili flakes for heat. Season chicken breast with some salt and pepper. Poached chicken breast in the soup mixture for around 10-15 minutes. Lift chicken breast up and cool. Simmer soup.

Meanwhile, shred chicken.

Add cakes of noodles in the soup mixture. Stir in chicken. Do a taste test and season accordingly. Serve hot.

Sharing some comfort with friends at Presto Pasta Nights, founded by Ruth. This week it is hosted by Pam from Sidewalk Shoes! Drop by her blog on Friday to view the round up!


So Simple said...

Chicken Soup...I loved my Mum's Chicken Soup in fact it really is restorative. Glad you enjoyed it as well. Nice to meet you Daphne. Cheers

Little Corner of Mine said...

Definitely a comfort food for me too. Sure a nice one for cold winter days.

Little Inbox said...

I like this type of chicken noodle soup too. :)

Mochachocolata Rita said...

wow! 0C???? Perth??? Whew! I never experienced anything below 5-9C in Oz...must be global warming! Your hot chicken soup is what needed exactly.

tigerfish said...

I do like a variety of chicken soup, and I usually add noodles in them. I think it is comforting....sure!

babe_kl said...

0C??? that's really cold brrrrr... this is just the answer to the cold ;-)

BTW, August is round the corner, it’s time for the next instalment of the virtual Merdeka Open House. I’m looking for suggestions for this year’s theme, hope you could contribute some but do remember to participate and join in the fun!

Pam said...

Thanks for your entry!! I always love a good chicken noodle soup!

pigpigscorner said...

Love anything with noodles! Comfort yea

Ruth Daniels said...

We, in the other hemisphere, are experiencing a heat wave. Even rainy days are HOT, HOT, HOT! So I'll be saving this chicken soup rendition for when the weather breaks and there's some chill in the air.

Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Night.

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