Flu Fighter Chicken Noodle Soup

/// October 16th, 2014

Loaded with good for you ingredients and full of flavor – this absolutely delicious chicken noodle soup makes for a wonderful dinner! It’s also a tasty remedy for battling off a nasty cold or flu!

Flu Fighter Chicken Noodle Soup - This flavorful, hearty soup is packed with healthy and ingredients and tastes so delicious you'll want it even when you're not sick!

When it comes to soup, I’m kind of an old pro. I grew up an avid a soup lover. I have my mother to thank for that. The instant I displayed even the slightest symptom of a cold, she was there, with tea and toast; or gatorade and pizza (she swore by this for upset stomachs!); or my favorite, ginger ale and chicken noodle soup. I grew to love this soup and soda ritual so much that I brilliantly (ha) began to fake random illness just to get the royal treatment. It worked about twice before she caught onto my little theatre charade and, after a firm talking to, taught me to make the soup my damn self. Best gift ever.

Flu Fighter Chicken Noodle Soup - This flavorful, hearty soup is packed with healthy and ingredients and tastes so delicious you'll want it even when you're not sick!

I still appreciate a good chicken noodle soup loaded with all of the classic ingredients, but as I’ve grown, so has my creativity in making it. I stopped poaching my chicken in the broth a few years ago, and that opened a whole new door of flavor I never could have imagined possible for a humble pot of soup. The chicken is roasted in olive oil, spices, and herbs, then shredded right before diving into the pot of garlicky broth. The roasting… It makes all the difference. I swear. ↓

Flu Fighter Chicken Noodle Soup - This flavorful, hearty soup is packed with healthy and ingredients and tastes so delicious you'll want it even when you're not sick!

This soup is so healthy, bold, and flavorful I could truly be content eating a heaping bowl for lunch every single day. To be honest, most Winter afternoons, I do. It’s a great way to get my daily dose of meat and veggies and comfort in one convenient, cozy bowl.

Flu Fighter Chicken Noodle Soup - This flavorful, hearty soup is packed with healthy and ingredients and tastes so delicious you'll want it even when you're not sick!

I like my soups to be nice and chunky, with a bold, flavorful broth. Sounds easy… right? But alas, achieving the perfect broth is an art that can take many a’ pots of soup to perfect. I finally found mine in this soup. I use a combination of (store-bought) chicken stock and water, and it really turns out lovely.

Flu Fighter Chicken Noodle Soup - This flavorful, hearty soup is packed with healthy and ingredients and tastes so delicious you'll want it even when you're not sick!

Now, you may be thinking how in the world does stock and water make a dreamy broth… right? Well, that’s where our veggies, citrus, and herbs enter the story. Garlic, onion, fresh dill, and the juice of a whole lemon. They make this soup sing. I know the dill may seem a bit oddball for chicken noodle soup, but trust me, chicken+lemon+dill —> they are meant to be together!!!

Flu Fighter Chicken Noodle Soup - This flavorful, hearty soup is packed with healthy and ingredients and tastes so delicious you'll want it even when you're not sick!

I used 100% whole grain pasta noodles, farmers market fresh carrots, and a handful of celery we’ve had hidden in the back of the fridge for who knows how long. The results? A soup that knocked the last bit of flu out of my life for good. This Flu Fighter Chicken Noodle Soup is powerfully delicious.

Flu Fighter Chicken Noodle Soup - This flavorful, hearty soup is packed with healthy and ingredients and tastes so delicious you'll want it even when you're not sick!

For the recipe click here and MAKE IT… tonight 😉

Flu Fighter Chicken Noodle Soup - This flavorful, hearty soup is packed with healthy and ingredients and tastes so delicious you'll want it even when you're not sick!

Flu Fighter Chicken Noodle Soup

Ingredients

  • Please click the link in the last paragraph of this post for the recipe!

Instructions

  1. Please click the link in the last paragraph of this post for the recipe!
http://bakerbynature.com/flu-fighter-chicken-noodle-soup/



74 thoughts on “Flu Fighter Chicken Noodle Soup

  1. Karishma

    Mmm this looks so hearty and good! My boyfriend’s mom is Jewish, and always makes the best chicken noodle soup! But this version looks delicious too!

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      1. bakerbynature Post author

        Hi Andrea. This post clearly states to click over to the recipe (in the last paragraph of the post) where you find the recipe in an easy printable version. Let me know if you still have trouble finding it :)

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  2. Leslie

    I’m not a fan of citrus in my soups or with meat, so I’m wondering if anyone else has attempted this recipe and can share their opinion experience. Thanks! :-)

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    1. bakerbynature Post author

      Hi Leslie. Click over to the actual recipe (link in post) and you can read comments there. The citrus is not strong, it just gives the soup a brightness I find lovely.

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  3. Donna

    I tried your recipe on my sick hubby and he LOVED it! And as for myself , this is the BEST chicken noodle soup I’ve ever had! Even better on the 2nd day (:

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  4. Ashli

    “The chicken is roasted in olive oil, spices, and herbs, then shredded right before diving into the pot of garlicky broth. The roasting… It makes all the difference. I swear.”

    Do you mind if I ask what spices and herbs you roast your chicken in? This looks amazing!

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    1. bakerbynature Post author

      Hi Ashli. If you click the link in the last paragraph of the post it’ll take you to the whole recipe, which includes the herbs and spices :) If you can’t find it, let me know! I hope you enjoy this soup! xo

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  5. Carlos lopez

    a little to Blah for me.. Well just the broth the chicken was on point! I put more cumin and more bay leaf plus two chicken bullions to add flavor to the broth! Other than that I was greatness thank you!

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  6. Neelu

    When you click on the link in the last paragraph, it takes you to the recipe for “OUR FAVORITE CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP. LIKE… EVER.” Is there a different link to the recipe for this soup? Or are they the same recipes? Thank you!

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  7. Marina

    Hello!
    This soup looks so delicious!! I am having trouble finding the recipe for the soup. Can you please help?

    Thanks! :)

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    1. bakerbynature Post author

      Hi Marina. The link is in the last paragraph of the post. It’s says CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPE (in pink!). Just click there and it will take you to the full recipe. Let me know if you still can’t find it :)

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    1. Deadra Rahaman

      Of course I have to season to my liking and needed to add of few of my Louisiana spices to make it really pop with flavor!

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  8. Thea

    This soup saw my family through two bouts with the flu this year so far, and I must say, it’s a keeper. You have converted me not just to adding lemon juice to chicken soup but to cooking my chicken this way for any soup ever. I threw this seasoned, roasted chicken into tortialla soup (so good!), chili (also good!), and chicken and wild rice soup (delicious!). I seriously doubt that I’ll braise chicken in the broth again any time soon. Thanks for the awesome recipe!

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    1. bakerbynature Post author

      Hi Thea. Thank you so much for this sweet and insightful comment. I’m sorry to hear your family has had to battle the flu twice this year; hopefully the worst is behind you for the season :) My better half is currently fighter a nasty cold, so this soup is actually on my “to-do” list for this afternoon. xo

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    1. bakerbynature Post author

      Hi Audrey. I just went to the post and it linked to the page a-ok! Can you try again (it’s in the last paragraph)? It may have just been an issue with your internet connection. Let me know if you still can’t get to the recipe and I’ll retrieve it for you manually.

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  9. kim

    when i clicked the link the recipe it shows has no lemon juice or dill. am i seeing the wrong recipe? or did you tweek the one that is there?

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    1. bakerbynature Post author

      Hi Kim. I just doubled checked and the recipe is all there. The ingredients you are looking for are the last two on the list, and the last two added in the directions. Please let me know if you’re still not seeing them. xo

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  10. Patricia Bruno

    Your recipe directions are different from the ingredients listed. There is no bay leaf listed in the ingredients and it is in the directions. the pictures are different. The cumin and chili powder are not mentioned in the directions

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  11. Patricia Bruno

    The pictures are different at the actual recipe site. There is no bay leaf listed in the ingredients and chili powder and cumin are not included in the directions. Did 2 recipes get mixed together?

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    1. bakerbynature Post author

      Hi Patricia. I’m not sure what you are confused about. As stated in the flu fighter chicken noodle soup post, you need to click the link I included which will take you to the original recipe: our favorite chicken noodle soup. The photos look different because I have evolved in photography since I originally posted the soup, and also because I chose to chop my carrots larger – that’s it. As for the ingredients you don’t see, I have just reread my post and all of the ingredients listed are called for in the method below. When you cook the chicken, it asks you to sprinkle to spices, which include the cumin and chili powder. And the bay leaf is called for when you add the chicken stock. I hope that helps clear things up for you.

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  12. Janis

    I recommend you state two cups of cooked noodles or approximately 1/4 cup of uncooked . I ruined a batch of this soup not thinking just following the instructions and it led to one big bowl of macaroni:(

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  13. melanie

    Next time I will cut down on the lemon…it really drowned out the flavor of the stock. But otherwise I enjoyed this and will make it again.

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  14. Bethany

    I’m making this (again) tonight but using turkey stock instead 😀 definitely one of our favorite dinners!!

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      1. Jodi Gorecki

        You’ve stated that the recipe is at the end, in large print, and in pink….I can’t find it. I’d love to make this soup! I’ve read all the comments and replies.

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