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Chicken Soup for the Soul… | May 2, 2019

I’m off to take care of my niece who has ongoing tonsillitis.

To offer a little comfort and care.

And what better way than a batch of homemade chicken soup?

This recipe is relatively quick and easy to make.

Try it:

Makes 4 Servings

Prep: 10 minutes

Cook: 25 minutes

Nutrient Value Per Serving:

147 Calories              15 g Protein

4 g Fat                       13 g Carbohydrate

627 mg Sodium        38 mg Cholesterol


2 cans (14 ½ oz each) fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth

½ cup of water

8 oz chicken tenders

½ cup chopped onion

1 cup each sliced carrots, and celery

and mushrooms

1/3 cup broken egg noodles

¼ cup chopped fresh parsley

Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


1. In a medium saucepan, bring chicken broth and water to boil over medium heat.

2. Add chicken. Stir, cover, and remove from heat.

3. Let stand 10 minutes.

4. Chicken will cook perfectly.

5. Lift chicken from broth with slotted spoon and set aside to cool.

6. Return broth mixture in saucepan to boil.

7. Add onions, carrots and celery.

8. Add mushrooms and noodles.

9. Cook 5 minutes more.

10. Shed chicken.

11. Add to saucepan.

12. Add a little more water if soup is too thick for your taste. (I add more chicken broth to “water” it down and make it rich, rather than watery.)

13. Stir in parsley.

14. Season the soup to taste with salt and pepper.

15. And add a little love.

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P.S. I’ll be back Tuesday, 5/7.




  1. Be safe and it is so sweet of you to help. Also thank you for the soup recipe !
    Hope she gets feeling better soon.

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by Bonnie — May 2, 2019 @ 6:43 PM

  2. I finally got my tonsils out at 40+ years old. I have been healthier since. I hope she doesn’t wait that long. I always make chicken soup when I feel a sickness coming on. Nice post.

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by Flower Roberts — May 2, 2019 @ 6:56 PM

    • She’s 35 and constantly on antibiotics which we know, are poison to your immune system.

      Steroids don’t help much either, when it comes to your overall body health. 😦

      Thanks for the compliment!

      Liked by 1 person

      Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — May 2, 2019 @ 7:02 PM

  3. You’re a kind Auntie. Your niece is very lucky. I hope her tonsillitis gets cured.

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by Marlyn — May 3, 2019 @ 1:16 AM

  4. Far more than the soup, the caring love of the compassionate auntie taking care of her loving niece will leave permanent unforgetable memory in the mind of the fortunate niece to carry on for a lifetime, says a whole lot more than the soup.
    Treasure the precious moment & enjoy the delightful soup.
    Have a great time.


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    Comment by BahreNegash Eritrea — May 3, 2019 @ 2:23 AM

  5. I hope you know how homemade chicken soup is made. Nothing in any canned soup is worth buying, to believe it will help any soul or flu or whatever. I know the MSG’s & other toxins in ALL canned soups will make it more possible more like a REALITY of a Grand Mal seizure happening especially if you are wanting to eat more & more of it, which THAT is the way MSG works on the brain to eat or drink more & more & more where MSG is saturated in any drink or food. Now when it comes to homemade chicken or turkey soup, you better know too how the bird had been fed & treated with all chemicals before you buy it to bake, or cook. USDA, FDA, NIH & CDC with BIG PHARMA are killing people every day & doing it very quietly. Follow the money as they say. Oh yeah, all people are at more risks to having a seizure from having any canned soups or anything when making homemade soups where MSG’s are in the things you are using to make it. Very few chicken, turkey & beef broths you buy that is 100% pure with no MSG’s in them. ALDI stores sells 1 brand which I believe is SIMPLY NATURE but I am not 100% sure that was it. If it is something different I WILL name it here later.


    Comment by C D — May 3, 2019 @ 7:37 AM

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