Chicken Buckwheat Noodle Soup
Buckwheat is a great gluten-free alternative to regular noodles in this comforting chicken noodle soup.
- 3 stalks celery, chopped Add to list
- 2 carrots, peeled and chopped Add to list
- 2 small red potatoes, scrubbed and cut into small cubes Add to list
- 2 cloves garlic, minced Add to list
- 1 onion, chopped Add to list
- 6 cups water, vegetable or chicken stock Add to list
- 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts Add to list
- 1 pound buckwheat noodles, broken in half Add to list
- 1/4 pound baby spinach Add to list
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley Add to list
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives Add to list
- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme Add to list
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste Add to list
Combine celery, carrots, potatoes, garlic, onion and water or stock in a large stockpot. Bring to a boil and add whole chicken breasts. Reduce heat to low and simmer until chicken is cooked through, about 20 minutes. Remove chicken and cool.
Return soup to a boil and add buckwheat noodles. Cook noodles until al dente, 7 to 10 minutes. Meanwhile, shred chicken breast meat.
When noodles are cooked, return chicken to the stockpot. Stir in spinach, parsley, chives and thyme. Season to taste with salt and pepper.