Chicken Noodle Soup with Marjoram
This is a very traditional chicken noodle soup recipe and the parsley, marjoram, and bay leaf add an old-fashioned soup flavor to this recipe. Vegetables, chicken and egg noodles go very well together and give this chicken noodle soup the perfect taste. Marjoram has citrus and sweet pine flavors and is ideal for hearty soup recipes. It is milder and sweeter than oregano and features in many English, Italian, and German recipes.
You can enjoy this fine chicken soup recipe with some bread and butter and you can either eat it out of a bowl as an appetizer or drink it from a big mug for a comforting snack at any time of the day or night. Chicken noodle soup is well known as a mood booster and soother of colds and flu and this traditional chicken noodle soup recipe really lives up to its reputation. There is something about chicken noodle soup that really soothes the soul and helps you to unwind after a long, hard day.
Combining protein, liquid and vegetables always makes a healthy meal and the great thing about chicken noodle soup recipes is that they are often very easy to make.
- 4 cups cooked chicken breast, diced
- 6 oz egg noodles
- 1 cup onion, chopped
- 1 cup celery, chopped
- 1 cup carrot, diced
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
- ¼ cup butter
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- ½ teaspoon marjoram leaves
- 12 cups water
- 3 tablespoons chicken bouillon
- Cook the onion and celery in the butter in a big soup pot until tender.
- Add the rest of the ingredients except the parsley and noodles and turn the heat down to a simmer.
- Cover the pot and cook the soup for half an hour.
- Discard the bay leaf and add the egg noodles and the parsley.
- Cook the soup, stirring occasionally, for another 10 minutes or until the noodles are soft.
You will find the marjoram adds notes of citrus and pine to the soup while the parsley adds fresh tones. Using herbs in soup is something which has been done for centuries, ever since people realized herbs added another dimension to the food’s overall flavor. Herbs also have health benefits, which is another reason for using them. Fresh herbs are usually added near the end of cooking while dried herbs go in near the beginning, the reason being fresh herbs have a delicate flavor which can be destroyed by the cooking process but dried ones are improved by it instead.
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