We have all heard it before that chicken noodle soup makes you feel better when your sick. This recipe is sure to make you feel so much better.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 onion, diced
- 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 2 carrots, diced
- 6 cups chicken stock
- 4 sprigs fresh thyme
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts
- 8 ounces dried pasta
In a large, heavy saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Add the onion and garlic and saute, stirring frequently, for about 5 minutes or until soft. Add the carrots and celery and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Add the stock, thyme, bay leaf, salt and pepper and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to medium low and add the chicken breasts. Simmer for about 20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside. When cool enough to handle cut the chicken into bite-size pieces. Remove the thyme sprigs and bay leaf from the soup and discard them. Return the soup to a simmer over medium heat.
Cook the pasta according to the package directions and drain. Add cooked pasta and cooked chicken to the soup and simmer for about 5 minutes or until heated through. Serve immediately.