lemon and dill chicken noodle soup

sadly, i don't see any snow nights in the upcoming forecast. but this soup is perfect for rainy too…and i see plenty of those coming up. i made this soup up last year (don't be impressed, i have maybe a handful of original recipes) by combing my friend jodie's chicken noodle soup (which is one of my FAVORITE soups ever) with a couple others i had been wanting to make. cal hates soup because he doesn't think they're ever filling…but he loves this one!

DISCLAIMER: i am in NO WAY a chef and don't claim to be. but i do claim to be a pro at easy dinners because i just don't have time for much else.

What you need:

1 box of chicken stock

1 lb of chicken tenderloins

1 bag of egg noodles (or similar)

4 carrots (peeled and sliced)

1/4 cup of fresh dill

2 lemons

1 tablespoon of fresh garlic

1 tablespoon of garlic salt

3 tablespoons of onion powder

4 tablespoons of chef paul's poultry magic

dash of cayenne pepper (optional)

parmesan cheese for garnish


1. sauté the garlic in the pot you're going to cook in. Then add 4 cups of water and throw the tenderloins in there and simmer on low for about 4 hours. i like to cook chicken for most of the afternoon so it's super tender and falls apart.


2.  get the chicken out and shred it and put it back in the pot. then add the box of chicken stock and all the seasonings (onion powder, poultry magic, cayenne, dill, garlic salt.) slice one of the lemons and squeeze it into the soup. peel and slice the carrots and throw them in there. boil until carrots are tender, about ten minutes.


3. add the noodles and TASTE IT! sometimes i need to add more cayenne for some zing. sometimes i add more poultry magic for extra flavor. i have used up to 1/3 of the bottle of poultry magic on occasion.  this recipe can really be easily tweaked to make it just right for you. it could be dairy free and/or gluten free! (i.e.: most people would probably use a real onion and add celery but i hate both of those) i also sub my oils (lemon and dill) if i don't have lemons or dill at home. cook until noodles are tender.


4. i garnish with parmesan cheese because whats a meal without cheese. cal likes to use the 2nd lemon to squeeze on top.