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Super Chicken Noodle Soup

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STAY WARM AND EAT GREAT!

With the cold weather beginning to settle in the local Victor Valley, what better way is there to stay warm and at the same time enjoy a great hearty meal? Well, here is a simple to follow recipe submitted by local resident Julie Antillon who says, “it’s a favorite!”
Ingredients (portion based on your preference) 
  • Onion- Chopped
  • Carrots- Sliced
  • Celery (Stalks and leaves) – sliced
  • Garlic- Chopped
  • Italian Seasoning, salt and pepper to taste
  • Chicken Broth (and water as needed)
  • Cooked Chicken- Cubed
  • Egg Noodles (or rice)
  • Fresh Spinach Leaves
    Photos and recipe submitted  by Julie Antillon
    Photos and recipe submitted by Julie Antillon
  • Grated Cheese (Optional)

Directions

  1. In large heavy pot, heat 2-3 tablespoons of Olive Oil
  2. Add Veggies and Sauté over medium/high flames until starting to brown.
  3. Lower heat slightly and add garlic and seasonings and cook until caramelized.
  4. Add broth and Chicken (plus enough water to cover well)
  5. Check seasoning for taste (adjust to personal preference )
  6. Simmer until veggies are almost tender
  7. Add pasta (Egg Noodles or Rice) and cook until *’Al Dente’
  8. Turn Off flame and stir in spinach and let stand for 5 minutes. 
  9. Add 1 cup of cold water to halt noodles from overcooking
  10. Serve and enjoy with fresh grated cheese!

*Al dente means “to the tooth” in Italian. This is the desired texture achieved when cooking pasta. When pasta is cooked al dente it should have a slight resistance when being chewed. The pasta should be cooked fully but not soft.

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