Secret here is buying a roasted chicken on your way home rather than spending an hour to make it yourself. Time is money as the saying goes, and this $5-7 is well worth the time you save. Pitch in a french baguette with butter for soaking up the flavors.
Total Cost: Approx $10, and easily serves 3-4 people.
(Adapted with some change from Cooking Light's 'Super Easy Recipe Shortcuts' magazine)
5 quart sauce pan
Knife for chopping a few ingredients
Measuring spoons & cups
1 stalk celery, diced
1 medium onion, diced
1 medium carrot, diced
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 Tablespoon butter
4-5 cups of chicken broth (I use bouillon to save room in my cabinets, and simply follow the instructions to make broth)
1 cup water
2 cups of roasted chicken, chopped and shredded
2 Tablespoons of flour
1/3 cup half-and-half or milk
2 cups of egg noodles, uncooked
1. Wash your hands and cleaning space.
2. Prep your veggies.
4. Prepare your thickener mixing flour with half-and-half and 1/4 cup of broth
5. Heat the olive oil and butter over MEDIUM-HIGH heat.