French Creamed Chicken and Noodle Soup

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Sick of ordinary chicken soup? Try your hand at this one with apple cider and gruyere cheese.

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Ingredients

  • 2 Tbs. butter or margarine
  • 1 leek, including 1" of green, cleaned and finely diced
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, peeled and finely diced
  • 2 Tbs. calvados
  • 1 Tbs. cider vinegar
  • 3 C. chicken broth
  • 1 C. authentic apple cider
  • 12 oz. boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 2 C. fine egg noodles (dry)
  • 1/2 C. heavy cream
  • 1/4 C. grated gruyere (optional)

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Directions

Heat butter in a saucepan. Add leeks and Granny Smith apple, cover and simmer until tender, for about 5 minutes. Add calvados and reduce until almost evaporated. Stir in cider vinegar, broth, apple cider and bring to a simmer. Add chicken and egg noodles to broth, cover and cook until chicken is cooked through, about 5 minutes. Skim off any fat floating to surface, stir in heavy cream, optional gruyere, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Garnish with chives.

Makes 4 servings.

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