In the midst of our busy lives, there’s nothing quite like the comforting embrace of a warm bowl of chicken noodle soup. At Workweek Lunch, we’re passionate about bringing you meals that are not only comforting but also align with your busy schedule and budget. That’s why we’re delighted to introduce our Budget-Friendly Chicken Noodle Soup – a dish that’s as nourishing for the soul as it is for the wallet.
Why Our Chicken Noodle Soup?
Chicken noodle soup has always been a go-to for its soothing qualities and rich flavors. Our recipe takes this classic dish and tweaks it for the modern, busy individual. It’s a perfect blend of convenience, cost-effectiveness, and nutritional value.
P.S. This recipe is part of our $25 Meal Prep Meal Plan!
The Advantages of This Heartwarming Soup
- Time-Efficient: Understandably, your time is precious. That’s why our recipe is designed to minimize kitchen time while maximizing flavor. It’s quick to prepare and perfect for batch cooking.
- Budget-Conscious: We use simple, affordable ingredients without compromising on taste. This soup is a testament to how budget-friendly meals can still be incredibly satisfying and delicious.
- Stress-Reducing: Cooking shouldn’t be a source of stress. Our straightforward recipe ensures a hassle-free cooking experience, making it ideal for those with limited time or cooking skills.
- Nutritious and Comforting: This soup is packed with lean protein from chicken, carbs from noodles, and vitamins from the vegetables. It’s a balanced meal that comforts you from the inside out.
Tailored for Your Busy Lifestyle
Whether you’re juggling work commitments, studying for exams, or managing a family, our Budget-Friendly Chicken Noodle Soup is designed to fit seamlessly into your hectic life. It’s about making your food work for you, giving you more time to pursue what you love.
Embracing Intuitive Eating
At Workweek Lunch, we’re advocates for intuitive eating. This chicken noodle soup is more than just a meal; it’s a step towards a more peaceful and satisfying relationship with food. It’s about enjoying what you eat without the stress or guilt.
Enhancing Your Productivity
A nourishing meal like this chicken noodle soup not only warms your heart but also fuels your body and mind, aiding in better focus and productivity. It’s food that keeps up with your pace.
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Budget-Friendly Chicken Noodle Soup
- 16 oz chicken breast sub chicken thighs
- 6 cups water divided
- salt and pepper to taste be generous
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1 onion chopped
- 1 tsp dried dill
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- 6 oz short pasta
- 6 oz mixed frozen veggies
- Add the chicken to a pot with half of the water (3 cups) with salt and pepper and bring it to a boil. If the water is no longer covering the chicken, add a little more. Cover and reduce the heat to medium/low and cook for 25 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through.
- Remove the chicken from the water and set aside. If there’s any impurities/fat floating at the top of the broth, you can drain it (but make sure to catch the broth in a bowl!) or skim it off the top with a spoon.
- Transfer the broth to a bowl. In the same pot, add 2 tsp oil, followed by the onion with a pinch of salt. Add the dill and thyme. Sauté the onion for about 5 minutes, then add the broth and remaining water. Bring to a boil, then add the pasta and veggies. Cook the pasta all the way through – about 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, shred the chicken with 2 forks and add it back to the pot.
- Stir everything together and taste. Add more salt, pepper, thyme or dill if needed.
- Divide the soup between 3 meal prep containers. Let it cool for about 30 minutes before storing in the fridge. You can also freeze it for up to 6 months.