In these uncertain times, calm and comfort are our number one cravings, and no meal can provide a sense of calmness and comfortability, quite like a warm homemade bowl of Chicken Noodle Soup. Enter Tia Mowry, actress, personality, entrepreneur, wife, mama, sister, and chef! The Black Love team caught a glimpse of Tia’s immaculate homemade chicken noodle soup on her Instagram story and had no choice but to share this mouthwatering recipe. Read the step-by-step instructions below and give Tia’s soul-soothing soup a spin for the whole family!
—2 tablespoons olive oil
—1 cup carrots, peeled and sliced thin (about 1 1/2 large carrots)
—1 cup celery, sliced thin (about 2 stalks)
—1 cup yellow onion, peeled and diced small (about 1 medium onion)
—3 garlic cloves, minced
—64 ounces (8 cups) low-sodium chicken broth, plus more if desired
—1 teaspoon fresh thyme (or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme)
—1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
—1 teaspoon pepper, or to taste
—12 ounces of any of your favorite noodles or pasta)
—2 cups shredded cooked chicken (use store-bought rotisserie chicken to save time)
—3 to 4 tablespoons fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, finely chopped
—1 tablespoon lemon juice, optional
—Salt, to taste
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—In a large Dutch oven or stockpot, add the oil and heat over medium-high heat to warm.—
Add the carrots, celery, onion, and sauté for about 7 minutes, or until vegetables begin to soften. Stir intermittently.
—Add the garlic and sauté for another 1 to 2 minutes.
—Add the chicken broth, bay leaves, thyme, oregano, pepper, and bring to a boil. Allow mixture to boil gently for about 5 minutes or until vegetables are fork-tender. Note – If you like brothier soup, add additional broth, possibly as much as an additional 64 ounces because as time passes, the noodles will continue to absorb the broth.
—Add the egg noodles and boil the mixture for about 10 minutes, or until noodles are soft and cooked through. At any time while making the soup, if the overall liquid level is lower than you like and you prefer more broth, adding a cup or two of water is okay. At the end, you will adjust the salt level.
—Add the chicken, parsley, optional lemon juice (brightens up the flavor), and boil 1 to 2 minutes, or until chicken is warmed through. Taste the soup and add salt to taste. I added about 1 tablespoon, but this will vary based on how salty the brand of chicken broth used, how salty the rotisserie chicken is, and your personal preference.
For more Tia recipes, check out her cookbook, Whole New You, and YouTube channel “Tia Mowry Quick Fix!” Be sure to share your photos on Instagram using the hashtag #shareblacklove for a chance to be re-grammed on our social.