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Hearty Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

 Hearty Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
This satisfying homemade soup with a hint of cayenne is chock-full of vegetables, chicken and noodles. β€œI revised this recipe from my father-in-law,” explains Norma Reynolds from Overland Park, Kansas. TIP: β€œIt's great with a salad and crusty bread,” Norma adds.
12 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Cook: 5-1/2 hours

Ingredients

  • 12 fresh baby carrots, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 4 celery ribs, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons mustard seed
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and halved
  • 1-1/4 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1-1/4 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 4 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth
  • 1 package (9 ounces) refrigerated linguine

Directions

  • In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the first six ingredients. Place
  • mustard seed and garlic on a double thickness of cheesecloth; bring
  • up corners of cloth and tie with kitchen string to form a bag. Place
  • in slow cooker. Add chicken and broth. Cover and cook on low for 5-6
  • hours or until meat is tender.
  • Discard spice bag. Remove chicken; cool slightly. Stir linguine into
  • soup; cover and cook on high for 30 minutes or until tender. Cut
  • chicken into pieces and return to soup; heat through. Yield: 12
  • servings (3 quarts).

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 193 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 58 mg cholesterol, 244 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 21 g protein.