My boyfriend is obsessed with my chicken noodle soup. Anytime he is sick (at all, cold, flu, digestive issues, etc) he demands this soup. I usually have to make a double batch because he goes through so much of it! Using fresh vegetables (onion and garlic especially) helps combat sickness, and the turmeric & black pepper together have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-cancer properties. The marrow from the bones are also helpful in the healing process. This soup is wonderful for getting through a nasty cold or flu.
-garlic (i usually do about 4 cloves)
-1 onion, diced
-2 carrots diced
-2 stalks celery, diced
-1-2 cups diced rotisserie chicken meat (save the bones for the soup!)
-1-2 cups ditalini or rotini pasta (don't add too much - it will absorb all of your broth)
-seasonings: seasoned salt, pepper, turmeric, paprika
-3 larger sized cartons of chicken STOCK (stock has more flavor than broth)
In a large pan with 2 tablespoons of butter, Sautée 1 diced onion, 2 diced carrots, 2 diced stalks of celery. Add 3 cloves minced garlic.
Add 3 large cartons chicken broth and all remaining chicken bones, bring to a boil, and then simmer over reduced heat for at least 30 minutes. Sometimes I let mine cook for 2-3 hours.
Last, add 1 cup ditalini pasta & diced rotisserie chicken meat, bring back to a boil, and cook for 10 minutes.