Quick Chicken Noodle Soup
Soy free, gluten free, dairy free, MSG free, Quick Chicken Noodle Soup
So I wasn’t feeling that well recently, and I reminisced about my childhood favorite Chicken Noodle Soup, from the red box. No I was not the Chicken and Stars type growing up, at all. I loved that boxed noodle soup with dehydrated onion and dehydrated questionable chicken flavor. Oh those were the days, or were they? I mean… I fantasize about not having any food issues, but then where would I be? I would probably have a reality series about my 400 lb. life. No not really, but I would be bed ridden since I would not know what I was eating. I would not be educated and observant of what I was putting into my body. That stuff, preservatives and chemicals, that is in a majority of our food is not good for anyone. So even if you don’t have any food allergies or food sensitivities, even if you just want to omit MSG in your soup, give this recipe a try. I promise, it is easy and quick.
In college, with all the late nights studying, labs, and research there were cup of noodle vending machines in the dorms and some of the buildings throughout our huge campus. Put in some change and a cup would be dispensed, hot water steeping and steam carrying the promise of a brisk, cheap meal. Meal in a cup, genius! I have been craving those 2 chicken soup posers for the last 5 years. But no more, I came up with a vegan and chicken broth base for two versions of the dearly missed soups. Sometimes you just want something fast and easy, and to be reminded of something once good. Now you can have your soup and eat it too, without the gluten, soy, msg, dairy and other crap you don’t need. I am so excited for you all to try these quick soups.
Now if you want to take it to work, you can get a canning jar or bowl with a lid and mix it there. How easy is that? See bottom of this post for notes!
- 1 TBSP. oil (like avocado or refined olive oil)
- 3/4 TBSP.(eyeball it) dried minced onion flakes
- 1 32 oz. box Organic Chicken Broth (I used Simple Truth)
- 1/2 Cup water
- 1/4 tsp. celery seed
- 1/4 tsp. salt (may omit or add more depending on broth or bouillon)
- 1/4 tsp. dried parsley
- 1/2 tsp. turmeric
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/8 tsp. ground black pepper
- 1 half stalk Celery or celery tops (remove before serving)
- 1/2 C. Organic frozen Peas
- 1/2 C. frozen Non-Gmo Organic Corn
- 3 to 4 oz. dry GF Maifun Noodles (aka angel hair pasta) broken in half, two favorites listed below.
- 1 green onion, cut into small slices
- To a preheated pot add 1 TBSP. of oil and heat for one minute over medium.
- Reduce heat to medium low and add dried onion flakes and saute’ just till it starts to brown, but not burn.
- Add chicken broth, water, all your dried seasonings and stalk celery or celery tops, peas and corn. Heat to boiling.
4. Add gf pasta and green onion, put lid on and turn off heat for 10 minutes. Remove celery & Serve!
Let’s talk about the noodles. Let’s face it, Gluten free pasta is not the same. It simply doesn’t have the same properties therefore, getting the right noodles is very important to the texture of the soup/dish. I tried a few different types; brown rice, white rice with cornstarch, and a potato and corn starch based noodle I purchased from our local asian market. My favorite for flavor was the Brown Rice but the texture of the Dynasty rice and cornstarch mix, held up to the heat much better. The other noodle although I am sure has its place in this world, just not in this particular soup.
Broth, this is also super important. The entire flavor of the soup resides in the broth. There are many different brands of packaged broth out there, but not so many without soy or msg. The brand I prefer is a Fry’s aka Kroger brand, and therefore can only be found in those grocery stores. If you use a different brand or a homemade, watch the addition of salt, and possibly omit it altogether. Another option, which is a staple in our home and has been for years is this brand Bouillon Organic Chicken. The Organic paste has helped us out for years and we just love it in so many dishes, not just soup. Only get the Organic one, because the other varieties have msg in them. If you use it, you will definitely want to omit the salt. As mentioned previously, it is great to use on the go, so when you take your soup bowl to work, you aren’t actually taking liquid with you. Refrigerate it, let it sit out for a few minutes and when you are ready add your boiling water to your heat safe dish and let sit about 10 minutes. Then Enjoy!
Soy free, Chicken Soup Recipe, Gluten free, Dairy free, MSG free