According to all the book titles out there, chicken soup is good for the soul. I don't know if that's true or not, but I do know that it's good for what ails you. That being said, I woke up this morning with a cold. That draggy, stuffy feeling, when you want someone to hand you a bowl of steaming hot, homemade chicken soup and send you off to bed. Well, Jorge was at work, so if I wanted that soup, I was going to have to make it myself. Fortunately, if I do say so myself, I think my chicken noodle soup is good. So, I spent the day making soup for dinner tonight. During the day, I had to settle for that bought stuff. : (
Now, whenever possible, chicken noodle soup should be made from scratch. But if you really don't want to spend the day first making the broth before making the soup, you can always use ready-to-use chicken stock or broth. If you do, I recommend College Inn Rotisserie Chicken Bold Stock. My recipe originally came from my Betty Crocker Cookbook, which, just in case you need one, is available on Amazon.