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Creamy Chicken Pasta Soup

February 1, 2012

This was too good for words. So let’s use sounds. Nom nom nom! Mmm mmm mmm! My husband even said it’s a keeper, so I’ll probably whip it up again after we get back from vacation. And yes, it’s just as delicious leftover, but thickens up quite a bit so you may want to thin it out with a bit of chicken broth.

Simone also liked this (she ate the chicken & the pasta and steered clear of those pesky vegetables of course), but oddly enough, she preferred it before I added the “cream” which is really just a roux. I myself had a zen moment once the spoonful of soup with all that butter hit my lips. 🙂

Creamy Chicken Pasta Soup (source: Real Mom Kitchen)

2 boneless chicken breasts (I cut them into thirds)

1 tsp celery salt

1 onion chopped; or 1 -2 tsp onion powder

8 cups water

1/2 tsp (poultry) seasoning

2 carrots, sliced

2 celery stalks, sliced

1 tsp onion salt (or just add to the quantity you’ve already measured out above)

2 tsp salt

(Note: I have started omitting onions and shallots b/c Simone isn’t crazy about the texture, so I replace with onion powder. Sure keeps my makeup in place too.)

Directions:

Boil all of the above ingredients together in a large pot for about 60 minutes. When the chicken is done, remove it from the pot and slice or shred on a cutting board, then put back into the pot.

Add 2 cups of uncooked noodles (I used rotini since that is what was in the photo) and boil for another 20 mins.

To make the Cream Sauce:

3/4 cups butter (I used 1 cup since I couldn’t be bothered to cut and remove 1/4 from one of my baking ssquares

1 cup flour

4 cups milk (I used a combination of 2% and skim – whatever was on hand)

Directions:

In a large sauce pan, melt the butter then slowly whisk in the flour and stir constantly. Slowly add the milk and blend together with your whisk. You’ll want this to thicken up first, then add it to the large pot of soup.

Keep your soup on low heat (don’t re-boil it once the cream has been added) until you are ready to serve it.

So damn good! Enjoy, I can’t wait to hear how you like this one.

 

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