Thick and Creamy Chicken Noodle Stew

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Chicken noodle soup is the ultimate comfort meal, warm and full of good ingredients it seems always to make us feel better. This homemade meal takes it one step further and makes into a thick and creamy chicken noodle stew. Chicken noodle soup is good comfort, and there’s nothing like it. This recipe is easy to make as it uses store-bought rotisserie chicken and frozen egg noodles to save you time in the kitchen for this easy recipe full of good comfort. This comfort meal has good ingredients like carrots, celery, garlic, chicken broth and rotisserie chicken which is the perfect combination especially when the weather is a bit cold out. It is always a good idea to use the best ingredients that you have on hand or that you can afford at the grocery store. For this homemade meal, you might choose to purchase an organic or free range chicken and use a good quality chicken bone broth.

When we think of foods that we love, we often think about the term comfort food or comfort meal. Comfort meal is typically the term that is used to describe foods that we love. Comfort food refers to any food which provides a nostalgic or sentimental feeling to the person or people eating it. Comfort meal or comfort food is usually characterized by having a high carbohydrate level (such as the egg noodles in this chicken noodle stew recipe) in an easy to make recipe.

The addition of good quality chicken broth in this homemade meal for chicken noodle stew may also provide some health benefits. It seems that we hear more and more about the potential health benefits of quality bone broth. You can either purchase a quality chicken bone broth from the health store or your local supermarket or make a healthy batch of bone broth on your own. Quality bone broth may help to heal and seal your gut along with promoting healthy digestion. By using quality bone broth, the gelatin found in the broth is a hydrophilic colloid. This means that it attracts and holds liquids, including digestive juices, which helps to support proper digestion in the body. A good quality chicken bone broth also helps to inhibit infection that is caused by cold and flu viruses. A study that was published over ten years ago found that chicken soup does in fact, have medicinal properties, and the soup may help to keep away infections. Quality bone broth also may help to reduce inflammation and joint pain, because of the glucosamine, chondroitin sulfates, and other compounds that are extracted when the cartilage is boiled down. A quality bone broth may also help to fight inflammation because the different amino acids like proline, glycine, and arginine are all known to have anti-inflammatory benefits.

This comfort meal can be found on The Country Cook recipe site. You will find plenty of recipe inspirations on the site to include appetizer ideas, dessert recipes, main dish recipes, slow cooker ideas and more. **

Nutrition Facts for: Thick and Creamy Chicken Noodle Stew From The Country Cook
Ingredients:Olive oil or vegetable oil, onion, carrots, celery, garlic cloves, salt, pepper, dried thyme, chicken broth, egg noodles, whole milk, cornstarch rotisserie chicken, frozen peas.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 6 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 361, Calories from Fat 86, Total Fat 9.6g 15%, Saturated Fat 2.9g 15%, Cholesterol 81mg 27%, Sodium 1470mg 61%, Potassium 676mg 19%, Carbohydrates 32.5g 11%, Dietary Fiber 3.4g 14%, Sugars 7.5g, Protein 34.5g, Vitamin A 76%, Vitamin C 10%, Calcium 13%, Iron 13%

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