As the temperatures get colder, we begin thinking about some warm, winter comfort foods. Perhaps the most well known is the chicken soup. It not only warms and soothes the body, it warms the soul. What is it about chicken soup? It makes us feel better, it’s that simple. Grandma was right, it’s good for you. And it feels good, too.
There’s nothing better than sitting back in a comfortable chair with a nice warm bowl of chicken noodle soup, some homemade bread and a glass of wine. Now that’s the ultimate comfort.
Chicken noodle soup is one of my favorites winter foods, especially when served with some homemade bread spread with butter. The warm bread is a big part of what makes these dishes comfort foods and also adds some more carbohydrates to the dish. The perfect wine to pair with this soup is, in my opinion, Pinot Noir.
Pinot Noir is a light red wine which is bright and earthy. This makes it a great pairing for the chicken noodle soup. It plays very well with the seasonings in this dish. wines.
Here is my favorite Chicken Noodle Soup recipe:
2 whole chicken breasts, bone-in
2 ribs of celery, sliced
2 large carrots, sliced
1 medium onion, chopped
1 bay leaf
2 teaspoons salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
2 cups of wide egg noodles
2 ½ quarts water
Place the water, chicken breasts, salt and pepper in a large pot and bring to a full boil. Continue to boil until chicken is done and pulls easily from the bone. Remove chicken from pot and shred chicken, discarding the bones. Return the chicken to the pot along with the vegetables and bay leave. Add additional water as necessary. Bring mixture to a boil, continue to cook until vegetables are almost done. Stir in egg noodles and continue to cook 12 to 15 minutes or just until noodles are done.
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