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There’s nothing more comforting than a homemade batch of chicken noodle soup. This recipe is hearty, rustic and prepared using our knock-your-socks-off einkorn noodles to create next-level results.
When something this good takes only 20 minutes to prepare, you gotta know you’re onto something. It’s easy to chop the onions, celery and carrots into generously-sized chunks, and the bacon—oh for the love of bacon! It makes this soup taste so dang good.
We tossed in frozen green beans and peas at the end, but some of our chicken noodle soup enthusiasts in the test kitchen also suggested adding some frozen okra, which is a fabulous suggestion!
Einkorn is helpful for those with gluten sensitivities or intolerances and is not intended for those with celiac disease.
Einkorn Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe
- flavor base
- 1 homemade noodles recipe
- 1/2 medium yellow onion, quartered
- 2 medium celery stalks, trimmed and cut into chunks
- 2 cloves garlic, peeled
- 4 slices thick-cut bacon, chopped
- 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves
- 3 qts plus 1 cup chicken broth
- 3 large carrots, peeled and cut diagonally
- 1/2 medium yellow onion, chopped
- 4 medium celery stalks, trimmed and sliced
- 1 rotisserie chicken, bones removed and cut into large chunks
- 2 cups green beans, frozen
- Make the flavor base by mincing the onion, celery and garlic in a food processor. Place a large soup pot over medium-high heat. Add the chopped bacon and cook until crispy. Remove the bacon and set aside.
- Add minced veggies and fresh thyme then cook 1–2 minutes, being careful not to burn them.
- Add 1 cup chicken stock and scrape the bottom of the pan to loosen anything that is sticking. Continue cooking until the liquid has reduced and only a paste remains.
- Once the flavor base has cooked down into a paste, immediately add 3 qts of chicken stock along with the carrots, chopped onion, sliced celery, and chicken meat. Bring the liquid to a boil, reduce the heat to medium-low then simmer the soup for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
- About 40 minutes before you are ready to serve the soup, increase the heat to medium and allow the soup to come to a bubble. Add cooked bacon and green beans and return to a boil. Then add noodles and reduce the heat once again and simmer for at least 30 minutes. Enjoy!
If you like your vegetables firmer then don't add them to the soup until it has already been cooking for about 20 minutes.