25 Comforting Chicken Soup Recipes
First up: Good Old-Fashioned Chicken Noodle Soup is classic American comfort food. But it can cross to the wrong side of the road if there are too many odds and ends, if noodles bloat and meat gets dry. But here's a cure, if common chicken soup leaves you cold: a purist's ideal, using flavorful stock, fresh-cooked chicken, traditional veggies, and egg noodles that lend starchy body to the broth.
If the broccoli florets are large, break them into smaller pieces at the stalk instead of chopping them; they’ll cook more quickly.
Escarole is a variety of endive but is not as bitter as Belgian endive or curly endive. It has broad, bright green leaves that grow in loose heads. When purchasing escarole, look for fresh, crisp leaves without discoloration. Store escarole tightly wrapped in the refrigerator for up to three days.
Make-ahead tip: Cook and chill the stock a day ahead; skim solidified fat from cold stock before heating and proceeding with recipe.