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Chicken Noodle Soup with Dill

Winter 2004, The Essential EatingWell Cookbook (2004)

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Chicken noodle soup is undeniably comfort food for many people (especially when they're not feeling well) and this version gets a healthful update. Whole-wheat egg noodles add fiber and nutrients and reduced-sodium chicken broth cuts the sodium. By all means use homemade chicken broth if you have it.



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"I purchased a rotisserie chicken breast and removed the skin before shredding. "
Chicken Noodle Soup with Dill

Makes: 6 servings, about 1 1/2 cups each

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Ingredients

  • 10 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 medium carrots, diced
  • 1 large stalk celery, diced
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 ounces whole-wheat egg noodles, (3 cups)
  • 4 cups shredded cooked skinless chicken breast, (about 1 pound; see Tip)
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, or to taste

Preparation

  1. Bring broth to a boil in a Dutch oven. Add carrots, celery, ginger and garlic; cook, uncovered, over medium heat until vegetables are just tender, about 20 minutes.
  2. Add noodles and chicken; simmer until the noodles are just tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in dill and lemon juice.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.
  • Tip: Place boneless, skinless chicken breasts in a medium skillet or saucepan and add lightly salted water to cover; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer gently until chicken is cooked through and no longer pink in the middle, 10 to 12 minutes.

Nutrition

Per serving: 267 calories; 4 g fat (2 g sat, 1 g mono); 90 mg cholesterol; 18 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 38 g protein; 2 g fiber; 329 mg sodium; 330 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (104% daily value).

Carbohydrate Servings: 1

Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 4 lean meat


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