3chicken breastlarge, see instructions for preparation
3celery stalksmedium-large, chopped small
2carrotslarge, shredded, sliced, or diced to preference
1potatomedium to large, shredded or diced to preference
2tbspBetter Than Bouillon Chicken
½tspsaltor to taste
6-8cupswateras needed, depending on noodles being used
Preferred Pasta - See Notes & Recipe Below
If you have an Instant Pot, cook chicken breast on trivet, on high pressure with 1 cup water. 15 minutes for thawed chicken, 20 minutes for frozen. Allow to naturally release pressure. While chicken is in the Instant Pot, begin soup preparation, below.
Carefully to avoid burns, remove from Instant Pot with tongs onto a cutting mat and cut into bite sized pieces.
If you do not have, or do not want to use, an Instant Pot, cut the raw chicken breast into bite size pieces and follow instructions below.
In a 5-8 quart stock pot, cook onion and celery in 1 tbsp olive oil for 5-7 minutes, on medium heat until tender and onions just start to brown. If using raw chicken, add bite sized pieces with the onion and celery. If chicken needs more than the 5-7 minutes indicated, cook for an additional 1-2 minutes until cooked.
Add carrots, potato, garlic, bouillon, seasonings, and 6 cups water. If using the Instant Pot for the chicken breast preparation, add to pot.
Bring to a slow boil, reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes, stirring frequently.
Add additional water if needed and return to a boil. Add noodles, cooking for the time indicated.
Remove from heat and serve.
Water and Noodles - You can use any noodles you wish. Egg noodles, any shape - mix it up, have some fun with it! Homemade (like the recipe below) or store bought, whichever you prefer. We've been using a la Molisana brand pasta called Capellini Spezzati No 58 which looks like broken up spaghettini, and it takes much, much less than other pastas. Like, about 100g (under 1/4 of the package) is almost too much, where you could use 300 or more grams of an egg noodle. Use more water for lots of noodles and/or a soup-ier soup, use less water for less noodles and/or a thicker soup.