Oodles of noodles and some spooky Halloween fun!
Turn your favourite traditional chicken noodle soup into a pot filled with carrot pumpkins and bat noodles. Halloween night is always a busy one. The kiddies are eager to throw on their costumes and hit the streets running for the search of the best Trick-or-Treat spot. Plan ahead of time this week and make Halloween dinner tonight by trying your hand at the Halloween version of healthy chicken noodle soup. One we are sure your kids will love!
Not only will the soup be filling but it will also warm your little Batman, Princess, and Ghost up for a night of fun!
Use your favourite chicken noodle soup recipe and just substitute the carved pumpkin carrots and black dyed noodles, or follow the one below.
HEALTHY CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP (HALLOWEEN EDITION)
What You Will Need:
- 8 cups canned low-salt chicken broth
- 1/2 whole chicken
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 1 carrots, peeled, carved into pumpkins and thinly sliced
- 1 celery stalks, sliced
- 1 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 box of bow tie pasta
- black food colouring
- 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
Bat Noodle Prep:
- Cook your pasta according to the box’s al dente instructions.
- Once cooked, drain the pasta and rinse with cold water.
- Place into a gallon zip top bag, add black food dye and shake the noodles well.
- Allow to sit overnight and drain any excess dye off in the morning.
Combine chicken broth and chicken in a heavy large pot. Bring to boil. Reduce heat; cover partially and simmer until chicken is cooked through, about 20 minutes. Using tongs, transfer chicken to large bowl. Cool chicken and broth slightly. Discard skin and bones from chicken. Cut chicken meat into bite-size pieces and reserve. Spoon fat off top of chicken broth.
Return broth to simmer. Sauté onions, carrots and celery with butter then add to broth. Simmer for about 8 minutes. Stir in pre-cooked bat noodles, parsley, and reserved chicken. Simmer until noodles are tender, about 5 minutes. Season soup to taste with salt and pepper.
For some extra fun, serve the soup in small hollowed out pumpkins!
Recipe idea originally from Mommy blogger, Morgan Manages Mommyhood.