Hearty Chicken and Noodles

Trying to find a way to use up all that rotisserie chicken breast (and having something of a “chicken pot pie” vibe in mind), I ran across this recipe on Recipezaar. The amount of butter in this one means that it’s not healthy by any stretch of the imagination, but OMG is it good. A very thick, hearty soup with rich chicken flavor and nice thick noodles and a great mouth feel. I’m highly recommending it if you have any amount of leftover chicken you need to use.

Hearty Chicken & Noodles

Hearty Chicken and Noodles
recipe courtesy Recipezaar

1/2-3/4 c. butter, melted
4 tbsp. flour
8 c. chicken broth
3/4 c. carrot, chopped
3/4 c. celery, chopped
1 c. onion, chopped
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. salt
1 lb. cooked boneless skinless chicken breast, torn into large pieces
1 (12 oz) bag Reames frozen noodles

Melt butter in a large stock pot, add the flour and cook for about 1 minute until a thin roux forms. Add carrots, celery, onions; stir to blend with the roux. Add chicken broth and chicken. Bring to a boil, turn to low heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Add noodles and simmer on medium-low heat for an additional 20 minutes.