Sunday, November 17, 2013

spinach chicken noodle soup

Remember that delicious chicken we had for dinner last night that my kids didn't eat?  I used our leftovers to make this soup that they are all now enjoying.  Actually, as my youngest daughter was enjoying hers, her older sister leaned over to her and whispered rather loudly, "You know you're eating spinach don't you?"  Fortunately, that didn't spoil her meal.  Delicious soup and so easy when you have leftovers on hand!  Making this soup is speedy because the chicken, spinach and onions are already prepared with such great flavor that make a meal without much effort.

spinach chicken noodle soup (pass the green peas, please)
leftover chicken with spinach from last night, cut into cubes (2 cups)
1 cup sliced carrots
1 cup diced celery
8 cups chicken broth
3 cups dry whole wheat egg noodles

Take out a crock pot at 8:30am.  Place chicken, carrots and celery inside.  Pour broth on top.  Cook on high for 2 hours.  Add noodles and cook 1 more hour.  Serve for lunch.

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