We eat a lot of soup in our family and what is more comforting than homemade chicken and noodle soup?! Enjoy!
~3 c cooked, diced chicken
1 TBSP oil
1 to 1 ½ c each of chopped onion, celery, & carrot
S/P to taste (if using homemade stock, you will need to add ~2-3 tsp of salt, maybe more, depending on your tastes)
~8 c each of stock & water (for homemade stock; omit the water and use the equivalent amount of additional stock if using store-bought stock)
~2 tsp dried parsley (or ~3 TBSP fresh chopped parsley)
1 ½ to 2 c brown rice (or ~3/4 bag of noodles)
Heat oil over medium-heat in a 6-quart stockpot; add vegetables and sweat for ~10 minutes, or until tender, stirring occasionally. Add stock/water and increase heat to bring to a boil. Add noodles or rice (depending on which you are using), chicken,and parsley. Reduce heat and simmer until noodles/rice have reached the desired tenderness. Season with salt and pepper to taste.