Okay, so I normally share recipes here that taste good and also promote health. But I have to admit today’s recipe won’t win any awards for trimming the waistline. (Although it’s not the worst thing you could eat either. :))
This is a favorite recipe straight from Amish country and one that gets my mouth watering just thinking about it…
2 lbs split chicken breasts
10 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
2 bay leaves
Basil, to taste
Parsley, to taste
Sage, to taste (I tend to go a little lighter on the sage and thyme since they have stronger flavor.)
Thyme, to taste
8 oz egg or kluski noodles (I like to get the real things from an Amish bakery, but any variety will do.)
3 potatoes, peeled and chopped
Bring broth to boiling in a large stock pot. Add bay leaves, basil, parsley, sage, thyme, and chicken. Cook chicken in broth over medium heat until the meat falls off the bone – approximately 40 minutes. Cut chicken into pieces and discard bones. Return broth and chicken pieces to boiling. Add noodles and potatoes. Reduce heat and simmer about 20 minutes more, or until noodles and potatoes are tender. Remove bay leaves before serving.
*If you’re like me, you may find you like the leftovers of this even better than the original. Something about all those juices soaking together makes it extra good!
Even though this recipe takes a little planning ahead timewise, it’s always worth it, especially when served over a bed of mashed potatoes. Yum!
Do you have a favorite comfort food? When are you most likely to eat it? Or what makes it comforting to you?