Feed a cold, starve a fever? I can never remember.
Down with a nasty cold, or is it the flu? What difference does it make, the only thing that will make it better is time, tea, and some chicken soup.
Quick Chick and Noodle
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast
2 carrots, peeled and diced
1 md. onion, diced
2 stalks celery, chopped
a few sprigs fresh thyme, leaves stripped
coarse salt and pepper, to taste
4 15 oz. cans low sodium chicken broth
1/2 lb. extra wide egg noodles
a handful of fresh flat leaf parsely, chopped
Heat olive oil over med-hi heat in a deep pot. Dice chicken breasts and add to the pot. Brown chicken. Add vegetables, thyme, and a little salt and pepper. Reduce heat to medium and cover. Sweat the veggies for 5 min., stirring occasionally. Add broth, bring to a boil. Add noodles and cook 10 minutes, or until noodles are just tender. Throw in parsley and serve immediately-feeds up to 6.
If you haven't been felled by a sore throat, runny nose, and nasty cough yet this winter, I wish you continued health!!!