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Old 12-21-2005, 02:05 AM   #1
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Chicken Noodle Soup - Fresh Herbs?

Hey there guys i make a very basic but delicious chicken noodle soup making my own stock with 3 lbs of bone in skin on chicken breasts simmering it until done, throwing in celery , onions, carrots, etc, straining, then adding egg noodles salt pepper chicken boullion granules carrots celery and diced chicken breast


simple stuff

question is, id like to add an extra dimension to it

i'd like to throw in some chopped fresh herbs on top when i'm done

what herbs would go with this recipe?

Sage? Thyme? I dont think i want to use oregano or basil.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance. Never used Fresh Sage before curious as to how it tastes.

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Old 12-21-2005, 09:28 AM   #2
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Either sage or thyme would work well. Actually, just about any herb or spice you like.
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Old 12-21-2005, 09:40 AM   #3
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Fresh Sage is fantastic!!!
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Old 12-21-2005, 09:58 AM   #4
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for me, traditionally, the only herb that goes into chicken soup is fresh parsley.

one time, a house guest went out to my herb garden when making chicken soup for us, and didn't know the different types of parsley i was growing so she threw in some of both kinds.
since i only grow flat leaf parsley, i didn't understand what she meant when describing that to me. then i realized that she put in cilantro.
it was a strangely good twist on the classic, so now i put in 1/2 parsley, 1/2 cilantro.
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Old 12-21-2005, 10:36 AM   #5
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Like BT there is only one herb that goes into my chicken soup, but it is an absolute must. that one herb would be fresh dill. Any good Jewish mother (or grandmother) worth her maztoh balls will tell you that dill is a natural for chicken soup. some foods just work so well together. Chicken soup and dill is one of those!
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Old 12-21-2005, 10:51 AM   #6
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My wife is cooking chicken noodle soup at the momment and she will put lemon grass and Kaffir lime leaves in it, and it will be delicious. We will also add some chilli powder sugar and fresh chillies in vinegar to taste.
This is noodle soup Thai style and will give a whole new dimension to your noodle soup.
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Old 12-21-2005, 10:58 AM   #7
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welcome nellyp.

hey everyone, new guy!!!! new guy!!!!!

that sounds really good, btw. the vinegar sounds interesting. i'll have to try that sometime. when i make a thai style soup, i like to add shiitakes, and finish it with some fresh chopped scallions gently floated on top.
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Old 12-21-2005, 11:08 AM   #8
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This is where cooking gets really fun because you can put anything in it that YOU like!

I usually only use parsely and garlic but you can use anything that your creative mind/palate wants to.

The only advice I would give is that if you want to taste the chickeny goodness, don't overpower it with strong herbs and don't use too many herbs/spices so that they compete or clash with each other.

PS nelly's asian idea is also quite delish ...
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PS nelly's asian idea is also quite delish ...
I couldn't agree more. I would through a little cilantro in also, but that is just me
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Old 12-21-2005, 12:17 PM   #10
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I hate most of the herbs, but it's just me. I would add parsley and dill, I find them the best for chicken soup. Oh, yeah, and for chicken soup sake don't use brest anymore it's a waste of the best piece of meat. Use dark meat, you know leg quarters.
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