Suzanne’s Chicken Noodle Soup

As this video attests, I am so sick today with a head cold and looking my worst. My body seeks comfort – lots of sleep, liquids and comfort foods. The epitome of comfort foods for general illness is chicken soup. It’s easy to eat and easy to digest. As sick as I was today, I took some time to make my famous chicken noodle soup. This is light years better than canned soup. Here’s my recipe:

Ingredients:

2 – 3 tablespoons of olive oil (divided)

3/4 pound of chicken

2 cloves garlic, minced

3 green onions, thinly sliced

1 shallot, minced

3 carrots, finely diced

3 stalks celery, finely diced

1/2 c. shiitake mushrooms, sliced

1 tablespoon of soy sauce (mushroom flavored preferable)

5 c. chicken broth

2 c. egg noodles, cooked

1/2 c. parsley, finely chopped

white truffle oil (optional: to drizzle on top)

Instructions:

In stockpot, heat 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil; add chicken and cook with garlic. Remove from pot. Add additional oil and onions, shallot, carrot, celery, and mushrooms. Cook until vegetables just start to soften. Add soy sauce. Deglaze with chicken broth and bring chicken broth to boil. Reduce heat and cook for 20-30 minutes. Add chicken, cooked egg noodles and parsley and simmer for 15-20 minutes. Add additional stock or water if necessary.