6 cups chicken broth
1 stalk celery, minced
1 1/2 cups chopped cooked chicken
1 cup wide egg noodles
1/8 tsp ground pepper
2 cups frozen mixed vegetables
1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
Pour chicken broth into a saucepan. Add celery and bring to a boil over medium heat.
Stir in chicken, noodles, and pepper; cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add frozen vegetables and cook for another 5 minutes.
Sprinkle with parsley and serve immediately.
Variation: Bring to a boil 6 cups chicken broth, 2 cloves minced garlic, 1 Tbsp minced fresh ginger, 1 Tbsp soy sauce and 1 Tbsp lemon juice. Stir in 1 1/2 cup cooked chicken and 2 cups frozen stir fry vegetable mix and simmer 5 minutes. Stir in 3 oz rice vermicelli and continue cooking for about 2 more minutes or until vermicelli is tender.
Tip: Need cooked chicken but don’t have time to cook? Bring home a rotisserie chicken from the deli counter at the grocery store. It only takes a few minutes to take the meat off the bones and cut it up. You’ll get about 3 cups of cooked chopped chicken – enough to make this recipe and have 1 ½ cups left over. Use the extra for tomorrow’s lunch or wrap it tightly in foil and freeze it for up to 3 months.