So we are going to kick it off first with these two big pots and pans of sauté pan at front where we sauté some onions, and some garlic in and really let them start to caramelize because that’s will be the base for our chicken meatballs that we are going to use for our chicken noodle soup. In this big pot right here, you guessed it ladies and gentlemen it is for the soup itself. What we are going to do is add a little bit extra-virgin olive oil to the bottom of the pot. We are going to throw in some woody herbs. I got some fresh thyme. It is going to be really nice and neutral. Has a great kind of base note flavor to it but not too strong, but if you like rosemary be sensational, the base as also fresh thyme. Figure out those laying around to something with some ump to it, a good woody herb is going to be really delicious.
So I got about four or five stems here, I am going to throw them all in and this kind of let this to snap and crack and we are going to thaw the stems and the leaves and everything. And ones we start to cook these, leaves of the thyme are going to fall off and we will fish out the stems a little later. All right so got that, that smells good already. We got two onions here. All right, we will chop these guys up. Now when we chop up one, all right and kind of a rough fashion because this is going to get pureed in the food processor with a lots of parmesan cheese, a little bit of bread crumb, some really good lean chicken sauce which just going to be nice and kind of takes a lot of the effort out of it and then also this delicious caramelize onion. We are going to make beautiful meat ball base on that.
So it does not really matter what is going to look like, because we are going to grind it up anyway. We are going to take the outside skin and the paper off and we just going to chop this up. Add a little extra-virgin olive oil into the front pan and then we just going to throw the onion in. It kind of look to start to do its job and this other guy here, it is going to be for the presentation for the soup. I want to cut in the flanks first and right at the planks and sticks where in touch the sticks and the cubes. All these are going to go in. Although we have some other veggies, we got some really good baby carrots. I have also got some celery and some garlic. I am going to chop all that up. Some of the garlics are going to go in the pan with the onions that starts to caramelize and the rest of veggies, we are going to build up our soup up with.
All right, get all the base vegetable in. We are going to take a wood spoon and just going to get everything a good stir. Make sure these are going to contact in with the bottom and it get all the flavors of garlic and onion, kind of mix them all with the carrots, some celery. So what we going to do is try to temp down and this really kind of swell a little bit like how nice and sweet. But what we want to do to onions and the garlic at the top end is get a nice dark color on. I really want these guys to caramelize a lot because I think that sweet flavor is going to be delicious in the chicken meat balls. So that starting to cook up. I am adding bay leaf to the pot here, by doing this great really delicious flavor. How is great herby note to but not too strong as not how to pronounce it just kind of gets really good, kind of back note, like a real deep flavor.
So in this pot right here, what we have are carrots, celery, onion, fresh thyme, a little bit of extra-virgin olive oil, some bay leaves and sautéed up just until the vegetables are nice and tender and this going to be the base for our awesome chicken noodle soup. All right let us build up some chicken meat balls here. So our soup is cooking away, smells absolute delicious and what we are going to do is pull a food processor and we are going to grind up a beautiful batch of chicken meat balls. I have got some chicken apple sausage and we are also going to add our caramelized onions and garlic, parmesan cheese and we are going to crack an egg in here. Nice pick handful of parsley, a little bit of salt, some fresh cracked pepper. It smells delicious, smells like your parsley and parmesan cheese and caramelized onions just going to be fantastic.
As we got that, we got our soup here, over this I am going to throw some pasta straight into our simmering broth, which is going to be really delicious and I do not know if you seen this product at the store but it is awesome. It is a dried fresh tortellini, cheese tortellini. It’s filled with like parmesan or ricotta, it has great flavor to it and you can find it somewhere, between like the ricotta cheese and the cream cheese in a dairy section. I use this stuff all the time it is really convenient and the flavor is fantastic. So we take our tortellini frozen, dub it right into our hot, rich chicken stock and it’s going to let them start to poach a little bit when they float they’re done. This going to be just really kind of hearty and delicious and that is noodle part of our chicken noodle soup. Guys, we got that.
Now let us kind of crank up our pan here and we’re going to add some extra virgin olive oil to the bottom of this. When we get a nice and slight smoke, we are going to fold in our chicken meat balls it is going to be delicious. If you get like a nice little ice cream scoop you get that perfect round meat ball shape. We’re going to take these guys and we’re going to put them right into the extra virgin olive oil, we drop them in. We’re going to pan fry these guys until they’re golden brown and we are going to fold it to our beautiful soup right in the middle of making our chicken noodle soup.
And this is really interesting twist, so we took some chicken apple sausage that we bought from the store and we pureed it with some fresh parsley and some parmesan cheese, a little bit of garlic and that is absolutely beautiful. Check it out and we get a really interesting twist on chicken noodle soup. Just like to cheese tortellini, beautiful hearty broth, lots of great veggies and chicken meat balls. Little bit of salt, some fresh cracked pepper will give little taste, looks beautiful. Look at that, even left over on the thermo next day take to work. Chicken noodle soup anybody? That is fantastic!