Easiest Ever Chicken Noodle Soup with Kale

Just letting you know now. This ain’t about no fancy pancy ingredients. This is about THE ART OF TRUE LIVING.


Yeah I don’t even know what that means.

I think what I’m trying to tell you is that this recipe is so simple, it’s almost funny. But it’s classic! It’s like a good pair of jeans. A good pair of jeans in your mouth.

Have I ever told you how much I love jeans? Gah, I could wear jeans every single day ever and I wouldn’t even be joking. Except lately I’ve been more into long skirts. Like super long to the floor slightly bohemian skirts. With little shirts tied at the waist. Doesn’t that sound cute?

Never mind.


Get this. So my plan was to use thin spaghetti in this chicken noodle soup, but I couldn’t find any in my pantry. But I REALLY THOUGHT I had some, ya know? So I ended up using a mix of linguine and fettuccine, because it’s life and out of our hands. And it was fine and great and great and fine and fine. And then yesterday when I was in the pantry looking for granola, THERE WAS THE SPAGHETTI. Right there. Just flippin’ me the bird.


Speaking of, don’t even think about boiling a chicken for this. If you do, your basement will be haunted with cave crickets for the rest of your liiiivveeess hohohohahah HAHA HAHAHAAA.

Just shred a rotis and call it good.

And to gild your lily face, throw in your favorite garden green. I chose kale, sans caterpillars THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

I’m screaming at you a lot today. I’m sorry.



THE MOST important, crucial, grave part of this meal is obviously . . . the saltine crackers. I can’t stress this enough. When you add those classic little flaky bits of splendor, so many things in your life will start to make sense and you will seriously experience a clarity like none other.

Or is it no other? None other? No other? Pushover? Turnover? Step brother? Choreographer?



Easiest Ever Chicken Noodle Soup with Kale:

What it took for 4:

* 6 cups chicken stock
* 1/2 pound spaghetti, or any long noodle you dig
* 1 rotisserie chicken, shredded
* 4 cups chopped or torn kale
* coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
* 13 million pounds of saltine crackers

Bring the stock to a light rolling boil. Add the pasta and cook until mostly al dente. Add the chicken and kale, simmer another 2 minutes or so. Season well with salt and pepper.

Garnish with a TON of saltine crackers.

The end.


By the way, add more saltines.


26 Responses to Easiest Ever Chicken Noodle Soup with Kale

  1. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl June 5, 2013 at 7:43 am #
    I want this right now. BTW Have you ever replaced the saltines with frito's corn chips? Don't blame me.
  2. Tieghan June 5, 2013 at 7:46 am #
    I am with you on the long skrits! The comfy, easy and cute for summer and the little shirt with the knot just puts over the top cute! LOL Love this soup and a billions of saltine crackers. So my thing!
  3. Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough June 5, 2013 at 8:36 am #
    Ha, spaghetti flipping you the bird! Hahahahahaha. But seriously, I have done the exact same. That dang spaghetti. I want to face plant in this soup!
  4. Meagan @ A Zesty Bite June 5, 2013 at 9:01 am #
    Chicken noodle soup is my fav!
  5. marcie@flavorthemoments June 5, 2013 at 9:34 am #
    I love soup, even when it's hot. I'll make this....and I'll watch out for that spaghetti.
  6. Arthur in the Garden! June 5, 2013 at 9:46 am #
    Beautiful! One of my favourites!
  7. dixya| food, pleasure, and health June 5, 2013 at 10:51 am #
    simple and delicious!
  8. Kari@Loaves n Dishes June 5, 2013 at 11:01 am #
    My favorite meals are the ones without the fancy pants. This soup is so quick and easy and YUMMY!
  9. Marie @ Little Kitchie June 5, 2013 at 11:08 am #
    this is duh-reamyyyy. want!
  10. Cara June 5, 2013 at 1:03 pm #
    Yes to the saltines. I could subsist only on saltines, nevermind that soup.
  11. AngieG9 June 5, 2013 at 5:33 pm #
    Love the soup, but substituted spinach because that is what I had, and Ritz, because that is what I had a ton of. Still really good. Now I'm gonna have to dig out my long skirts becuz I really luvvvv wearing them and they feel so cool in the summer. And the knot in the shirt will make up for all the slack in them where I've lost weight and am afraid to give them away becuz I'll gain the weight back and just have to buy more big shirts. Love your blog.
  12. Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) June 5, 2013 at 7:15 pm #
    I love how simple this is. The kale is a wonderful touch.
  13. DessertForTwo June 5, 2013 at 9:59 pm #
    You should know something about me: chicken noodle soup is my alltime favorite food ever. I could eat it every night for dinner, even when it's hot outside! I'm always looking for variations. This will be made!
  14. Julie @ Table for Two June 5, 2013 at 10:13 pm #
    Nothing is more comforting than chicken noodle soup and I love how simple this is!
  15. angela@ another bite please June 6, 2013 at 7:42 am #
    gosh never thought to use spaghetti noodles in the soup...sounds perfect to me...and i have this lone sleeve of saltine crackers that need a reason to be ate up...this is it!
  16. Katie June 6, 2013 at 8:10 am #
    mah favorite soup ever. I'm pretty sure I could go for a bowl at all times in my life.
  17. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious June 8, 2013 at 1:19 am #
    What a comforting bowl of soup! And I have a bunch of kale to use up too!
  18. Nutmeg Nanny June 12, 2013 at 10:37 am #
    Yum! This is a million times better than ANY canned soup out there. Looks so delicious :)
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