Chicken Noodle Soup (Gluten-Free)

Chicken Noodle Soup Gluten-Free

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¾ package  GLUTANO Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Pasta (Tagliatelle) if you use the entire package it will be too many noodles per broth ratio. If not using Glutano noodles I make fresh noodles either Gluten-Free or Regular Tagliatelle noodles work great.

3-4 medium shallots finely minced

2-3 cloves garlic finely minced

2 Tablespoons Organic Butter (optional)

2 Tablespoons Organic Olive Oil

4 Cups Organic Chicken Broth

1 tsp dill dry (optional)

Sea salt to taste Pepper one rotation or a small pinch only

1 chicken breast fully cooked cut into one inch pieces or cubed (smaller pieces for tiny tots)

 I usually bake a chicken the day prior to this recipe and reserve the chicken breast for the Chicken Noodle soup the following day. You may use a rotisserie chicken as it will be very tender meat for this soup. Take the chicken and remove the breast meat. Cut one inch pieces and you may cube the meat into one inch pieces or have a more shredded looking meat. The reason I use one inch pieces is that when the meat cooks if it pulls apart it will not be lost in the dish I like to get a chunk of meat with each bite. For smaller tots I do cut the pieces even smaller. Reserve the chicken in a bowl, you will need it in a few minutes. In a stainless steel pot add the olive oil, butter, finely minced shallot, and finely minced garlic, add a pinch of sea salt and a pinch of pepper to the minced garlic and shallots, and sauté the shallot and garlic until translucent. Add  4 cups of organic chicken broth and bring to a boil. When the broth comes to a boil add your dry GLUTANO Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Pasta (Tagliatelle) and allow the pasta to cook for about 4 minutes, lower the heat to med/low add the chicken and allow this so simmer on low for another five minutes. Add a pinch to 1 tsp of dry dill weed allow to simmer for one more minute and remove from heat. Serve immediately. The finely minced garlic and shallots allow the flavors to develop without chunks so that they are not as noticeable. If you like the little chunks then just dice them.

Dill can be omitted and is not a traditional herb one may think of when eating chicken noodle soup. This adds such a great flavor and dill also has natural antibiotic properties as do onion and garlic. The organic broth and organic chicken add their own healing properties so this is a wonderful dish for those recovering from illness or needing a pick me up when they are fighting a flu or cold. I made this for someone this fall when they fell ill with a heavy case of the flu and nothing would settle. I made fresh apple juice during the illness which has such great healing properties and the soup really gave such energy and strength. It was a shock to my friend that they felt nourished but then hey an apple a day…. and grandma always said chicken soup was a miracle dish.  

Pasta: If you want to use different pasta you may substitute a different brand. I would not recommend this if it was not wonderful. It holds up great without the soggy break down and it certainly is wonderful for children that cannot digest gluten products. This dish is much requested.

* This can be dairy free if you omit the butter. If you don’t need a dairy free dish the butter makes this really good.

I created this recipe years ago but I did not add the Gluten-Free noodles until 2007. I make my own noodles from scratch but you may use any noodle you prefer.

GLUTANO Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Pasta (Tagliatelle) Recommendation

The kids around here do not go without beef stroganoff or home made chicken noodle soup just because they cannot eat foods that contain gluten. This store purchased pasta makes old fashioned dishes like this just one of many daily options for delicious gluten free meals. The pasta is also suitable for vegetarians, check back soon for our vegetable noodle soup served with this pasta.

The company is GLUTANO and we purchase ours at Whole Foods. It is offered for a reasonable price and it is a pleasant tasting pasta. Those that don’t have to eat gluten-free would even like this pasta. It is a little more firm and does not get as soft in chicken noodle soup so it is nice for leftovers.

 See our home made chicken noodle soup (gluten-free).