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Meal-in-a-bag: Chicken Noodle Soup

A hearty, healthy meal for your emergency food storage!


It has been a busy week for me! It all started last weekend when I finally had all the ingredients I wanted to use for a new meal-in-a-bag recipe. I dehydrated some frozen mixed vegetables. Then, the next day I cooked some egg noodles, rinsed and drained them, and then dehydrated those as well. All the while I was dehydrating the ingredients I needed, I was figuring up how much of each ingredient I would use in the recipe.


Before I go any further, let me address the reason I cooked the noodles and then dehydrated them. The main reason is to cut down on time and save on the amount of water needed to cook them. Noodles (or any pasta) that have been cooked and then dehydrated become a sort of "instant" noodle when putting them into the bag for the meals. In other words, they re-hydrate quicker and with much less water than if you had to actually cook them while preparing the meal over a fire or at a campsite.


I had been researching recipes for chicken noodle soup for a couple of weeks because I had never cooked it homemade before. I finally settled upon a few that I referenced for deciding what ingredients and how much of each to use. And, because I had never cooked this particular soup before, other than opening a can and heating it up, I was very nervous and wanted to get the recipe just right. Well, let me tell you...I totally surprised myself! I always, always test a recipe before presenting it on YouTube or on this blog site. And, I so enjoyed testing this one!! It was almost perfection! I had to test it twice, just to be sure 😉.


My meal-in-a-bag recipes are for single servings. I mean real single servings, not the half servings that you get in the commercially prepared ones. Anywho, they are in single servings because that's how I prepare them and use them. They go in our bug out bags and long term food storage pantry. But, it's easy to increase the amount of ingredients to make a larger batch. You can even put the meals together in canning jars if you want to! They are so versitile!


I'm not going to go into step by step directions here, as you can see that in the video below. So, I'm just going to provide the recipe for you to either print out or download. But, before I do that, let me say that this is definitely one of my best meal-in-a-bag recipes yet!! It definitely left me wanting more; even though it was very filling! Not only that, but it should have a shelf life of 20-25 years if the proper ingredients are used and it is stored properly!!


So here's the recipe and instructions. As I said above, there is also a video on how to put the meal together below. You can also check out my YouTube channel for more recipes like this!


Meal-in-a-bag: Chicken Noodle Soup (DOWNLOAD/PRINT RECIPE)


1 Serving (approximately 1-3/4 cups, cooked)


1/4 cup freeze dried white chicken

1/4 cup dehydrated egg noodles

1/4 cup dehydrated mixed vegetables

2 tsp chicken bouillon (NOT the kind that needs refrigeration). May substitute with 2 bouillon cubes, crushed.

1/2 tsp cornstarch

1/4 tsp dehydrated onion flakes

1/8 tsp parsley

pinch of thyme

pinch of celery seeds

pinch of garlic powder

1-1/2 cups boiling water for cooking


PREPARATION AT HOME

1. Place all of the ingredients (except the water) into a mylar or vacuum sealer bag.

2. Put oxygen absorber into the mylar bag (not needed if using vacuum sealer bag).

3. Squeeze out as much air as you can, then seal mylar bag using a household iron, a straight iron (for hair), or an impulse sealer. Seal vacuum bag using vacuum sealer.


COOKING IN BAG DIRECTIONS

Add the boiling water into the bag with the ingredients, stir, zip closed and put in a bag cozy or wrap with towel/shirt (anything to

help keep it hot). Let sit for approximately 15 minutes.


COOKING OVER A FIRE/COOK STOVE DIRECTIONS

Pour 1-1/2 cups water and ingredients from bag into pot.

Bring to a boil.

Remove from heat.

Cover and place in a cozy or wrap a towel/shirt (anything to

help keep it hot). Let sit for approximately 15 minutes.


MICROWAVE COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

Place all ingredients in a microwavable bowl and set aside.

Boil 1-1/2 cups of water in microwave.

Add the boiling water to the bowl with ingredients and stir.

Cover bowl and microwave for 1 minute.

Let sit, covered, in microwave for approximately 15 minutes.


Here's the video on how to make this delicious Chicken Noodle Soup Meal-in-a-bag!


And as an added bonus, here's the video showing how to cook it!



I hope you will give this a try! It is so hearty and healthy! If you do try it, please let me know how you like it in the comment section below.


Until next time...happy prepping, and God bless!

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