Starve a fever, feed a cold, an adage that has been around for many years! What better way to feed a cold than a warm bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup.
Although there are no scientific facts that chicken soup helps cure a common cold, it does provide energy, hydration, and comfort.
A mom with two teens that recently both had a terrible head cold, I quickly whipped up a huge pot of chicken soup. I paired it nicely with a sleeve of saltine crackers and a huge orange juice, and they were happy little campers for a bit. The warmth drained their sinuses and soothed their throats. Old school remedies 101.
Grab your Dutch Oven or Favorite Soup Pot and start cooking.
10 cups water
2 tbsp Better Than Bouillon Base
2 large boneless chicken breasts
2 bay leaves
2 tbsp garlic paste (tube found in fresh produce isle near fresh herbs)
4 carrots peeled and cut in 4's
4 stalks of celery cut in 4's
1 small onion cut in half
2 cups pasta
1 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tbsp dried parsley