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    Hardworking Man's Wife's Soup Made Simple

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    15 mins

    5 mins

    10 mins

    Chef1MOM-Connie's Note:

    This is for my DH for the wood he hauls and the outside work, and for starting my car on freezing mornings. It is a fast and simple soup to warm the cockels in a hurry. This isn't a soup you slave over, it really is a quik soup to warm anyone up on a blustery day.

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    • 2 quarts chicken broth (I use homemade but canned will do just fine)
    • 2 carrots, sliced thin discs
    • 1 stalk celery, sliced
    • 1 medium onion, sliced 1/8ths
    • 1 cup cooked chicken, cut into pieces (can buy deli chicken in a 1/2 lb chunk and cube, or 6 oz.can of chicken meat)
    • 8 ounces corn (frozen or canned)
    • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
    • 1 teaspoon basil, crushed
    • salt and pepper
    • 1/4 lb egg noodles (optonal) or 1/4 lb pasta, of choice (optonal)


    1. 1
      slice up carrots and celery put into pot.
    2. 2
      add in chicken broth, bring to rolling boil for 5 minute.
    3. 3
      add in remaining ingredients.
    4. 4
      simmer on stove while DH works hard.
    5. 5
      note: if adding noodles, add in last 10 min of simmer to cook al dente).
    6. 6
      *** I usually cook my pasta seperate so it does not mush in the soup for leftovers, but can be cooked in the pot with the soup.
    7. 7
      *** for a quicker version and I have done this- using canned mixed vegetables instead of fresh and add to broth and chicken, simmer til warmed.
    8. 8
      Serve with a crusty bread or a grilled chees sandwich and a hot toddy. :-).

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 09, 2010


      This soup is delicious, everyone enjoyed it and all agreed on the 5 star rating.. only addition I made was to use 1/4 tsp. greek seasoning , it really gave it an extra boost. This may help someone, 1/4 pound of egg noodles is 2 1/2 cups uncooked. Thanks connie for posting this recipe.

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    • on July 01, 2013


      great soup. Easy to make and enjoyed by all. I used strongly flavoured chicken stock, with an asian flavour, leftover from my chinese chicken wings. made for Aussie swap, june 2013

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    • on January 12, 2011

      Yep, this is exactly what I need. Delicious, quick, for hardworking folks both on a farm and not, this is just so good, I can't even describe how this wonderful soup just comforted our souls, and brought us a time of solace and the down-time we needed. I hardly felt as though I was cooking, but the taste and aroma told us otherwise. Threw a bit of oregano in, just cause it was sitting on the counter looking at me. Nothing else needed except a slurp and a spoon. What a perfect dish in every way!

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    Nutritional Facts for Hardworking Man's Wife's Soup Made Simple

    Serving Size: 1 (451 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 221.6
    Calories from Fat 43
    Total Fat 4.7 g
    Saturated Fat 1.2 g
    Cholesterol 33.4 mg
    Sodium 1065.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 28.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.6 g
    Sugars 4.3 g
    Protein 16.6 g

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