Monday, November 8, 2010

Chicken Noodle Kale Soup

If I were you and I was reading this, I'd think 'meh.' That's how I react to chicken noodle soup recipes. Boooooring. But this one is good, I swear. M. added parsnips, kale, fine egg noodles, and a delicious chicken broth, and it's so good. Makes for good leftovers too.

I have to admit, I'm currently in love with this Better than Boullion stuff, but it made the soup taste a little like the Lipton Noodle Soup mix. Now, I love that stuff, so I dug it. But you are forewarned; if you want a more homemade taste, you should probably use your own stock or a more mild tasting store bought one.

Chicken Noodle Kale Soup

2 tablespoons of olive oil
2 medium carrots, peeled and chopped
3 celery stalks, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 medium parsnip, peeled and chopped
1 cup of cooked chicken, chopped or shredded
a lot of kale (how much is up to you, kale lover or kale liker?)
2 quarts of chicken stock, or water and chicken bouillon
3/4 cup fine egg noodles

In a large stock pot or Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onions and saute a bit. Add celery and carrots, saute a bit more. Add parsnips, and you guessed it, saute. Add garlic (and saute), and then add a little water, and cover the pot to steam the vegetables. Add chicken stock or water and bouillon, cooked chicken, and cook for about 10 minutes over medium-low heat. Add kale and egg noodles, and cook until noodles are tender (about 4 minutes for us). Avoid overcooking, or fear the brown kale.

Serve with Parmesan cheese and/or Sriracha.

And yes, I realize I've already written about Spicy Kale Chicken Soup! It's that good- I must make multiple variations of it. And plus, who doesn't need lots of kale-using-up recipes for your CSA share??


  1. I'm glad to know I'm not alone in my love of "Better than Boullion." It has made many an 'on the fly' chicken and dumplings and side of gravy for me over the past month :)

    And if this tastes anything like your spicy carrot soup you brought to D&A's, then I'm sure it's amazing.

  2. Kale and parsnips?? Sounds good to me!