Director's Note

Did you know that chicken soup is scientifically proven to help your body fight off viruses? Research conducted showed that a bowl of chicken soup can help reduce upper respiratory cold symptoms. It has an anti-inflammatory effect that can sooth a sore throat. A soup with lots of broth and vegetables has the added benefits of keeping you hydrated. This recipe makes two quarts, so it is perfect to save some for yourself and give the rest to a friend who is feeling under the weather. Chicken soup is the classic comfort food!

•2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
•1 Cup Chopped Carrots
•1/2 Cup Sliced Onions
•2 Celery Ribs, Chopped
•1 Tsp. Minced Garlic
•2 Bay Leaves
•6 Cups Chicken Stock
•2 Cups Cubed Cooked Chicken
•2 Cups Uncooked Egg Noodles
•1 Tsp Parsley Flakes (Optional)
•Salt & Pepper to taste

Warm the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add carrots, onions, celery and garlic to the pan and cook for four minutes. Next, stir in the bay leaves and salt & pepper to taste. Pour the chicken stock into the pan. Raise the temperature to medium high. When the liquid starts to boil, then reduce the heat to medium. Let the mixture simmer for two minutes. Add in the egg noodles and cook until they are tender, usually around eight minutes. Remove the pot from the heat and stir in parsley. You will want to scoop the bay leaves out of the soup before serving.