Easy Smoked Chicken Noodle Soup

One of my favorite things about Sundays is that my husband almost always uses his smoker or grill for dinner !

Which means easy on healthy mamma :) He does the meat/fish/chicken… and I usually steam or bake some veggies, and add a baked sweet potato and voila…dinner is served !  And I REALLY love when he smokes chickens because it means I have another dinner the next evening without much effort on my part :)  Here is one of my family’s favorite meals with one of daddy’s leftover smoked chickens (You can also use a rotisserie chicken or some baked skinless chicken breasts … would be delicious too !)

1 onion

4 carrots

4 celery stalks

1/2 pound green beans

2 boxes organic chicken broth

1 smoked chicken (or rotisserie, or 4-5 cooked chicken breasts)

1 bag whole wheat noodles, cooked

1 cup frozen corn

2TBS Arrowroot or Cornstarch, mixed in 2 TBS water for thickening.  OR 2 cans reduced fat cream of chicken (I don’t use this, but many people do, so I am leaving it in for those who want a creamier version.)

Saute an onion, with carrots, celery, and green beans for 4 minutes.

Add chicken, broth, corn, and your thickener – and simmer for 30 minutes.  Add cooked noodles and you are done …. Serve with whole wheat crackers or some warm crusty bread !

Smoked Chicken Soup

 

 

 

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About Jennifer

I am the mother of 2 beautiful children, Presley-7 and Cash-5 and married to an amazing husband and father, Todd. I have always thought of myself as a healthy person...I've always loved sports, working out and eating healthy. However, looking back, I've actually had a lot of unhealthy habits. I've tried every diet out there : Low fat (How did I think eating a box of fat free snackwells cookies was healthy?), Low carb (can you say fried pork skins GROSS)... as well as a long stint with disordered eating which started in college as a way to avoid those "freshman 15".
Well it wasn't until my 30s that I realized those kind of diets are just a quick fix, not a lifestyle. I think all foods can fit into a healthy diet as long as you practice moderation. I have found that I feel and look my best when I am eating mostly plant-based foods. Not to say I won't indulge in a filet every now and again... but I find that I crave meat less and less ! I have recently been fascinated with trying new vegetarian recipes...I NEVER thought I could give up chicken...used it eat it everyday, but I actually don't miss it at all.
I am trying to pass these healthy eating habits onto my children so they can avoid some of the diseases related to unhealthy diets.

Thanks for reading and hope you have a healthy day !!!!

Comments

  1. Mooreganics says:

    Jennifer,
    After you pick your chicken bones clean, toss them on a cookie sheet and drizzle a little olive oil on them and cover lightly with foil. Put in the oven at around 400 degrees for 30-40 minutes to roast them a bit further…then simmer them with some left over veggies for an awesome broth with a deeper flavor :) .

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