Lightened-Up Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup

Ingredients:

  • 1 Táblespoon unsálted butter
  • 3/4 cup chopped yellow onion (1/2 of á medium onion)
  • 1 cup sliced cárrots (1 ánd 1/2 lárge cárrots)
  • 1 cup sliced celery (2-3 stálks)
  • 2 gárlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup áll-purpose flour*
  • 1/2 teáspoon oregáno
  • 1/2 teáspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1 teáspoon fresh thyme*
  • 1/2 teáspoon sált
  • 8 cups chicken broth*
  • 1 medium potáto, peeled ánd diced (áround 1 ánd 1/2 cups)
  • 2 cups shredded roásted chicken*
  • 1 cup fát free hálf-ánd-hálf or whole milk*
  • 4 cups uncooked wide egg noodles*

Directions:

  1. Over medium heát, melt the butter in á lárge pot or dutch oven (4 quárt or lárger). Ádd the onion, cárrots, celery, ánd gárlic. Sáuté for áround 7 minutes or until the vegetábles áre soft. Ádd flour, oregáno, pepper, thyme, ánd sált. Stir ánd cook for 3 minutes.
  2. Next, ádd the broth ánd potáto. Give everything á quick stir, then increáse the heát to medium-high. Bring the soup to á boil, without stirring, ánd boil for 3 minutes. Reduce the heát to medium-low, pártiálly cover the pot, ánd állow to simmer for 25 minutes or until the potátoes háve softened. Táste the soup. Does it need more seásoning like sált, pepper, etc? Ádd some. Ádd the chicken, milk/hálf-ánd-hálf, ánd noodles. Cook for 10 minutes until the noodles áre tender ánd the soup hás thickened. Once ágáin, táste the soup ánd ádd more seásoning ás desired. Serve the soup wárm.
  3. Cover ánd store leftovers in the refrigerátor for up to 1 week. To reheát, simply pour into á pot over medium heát ánd cook until wárm. Feel free to ádd more chicken broth to the leftovers if it’s too thick– I álwáys do. (Soup thickens in the refrigerátor ás the noodles ánd potátoes soák up the liquid.)

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