This is my favorite soup growing up.  My mom always cooks this especially when I have the flu.  Now, I’m doing the same with my kids.  This is a hit with my kids.  They love this soup!  I really like it when i use butter, the flavor is extra special and extra creamy…yum! :D

  • 3tablespoon unsalted butter or 1 tablespoon oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 medium size carrots, sliced or diced
  • 1 cup cabbage, diced (optional)
  • 1 cup diced cooked chicken
  • 2 hotdogs, sliced (optional)
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2cup macaroni noodles
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 ½ cup milk
  • 2 boiled eggs sliced (optional)

To make the chicken broth:

In a medium pot, add 10 cups of water, chicken and salt.  Bring to a boil until the chicken is cooked.  Remove the chicken and let it cool for a minute or two.  Diced or shred the chicken.  Reserve the broth for later.

Tips: You can also put the eggs while making the broth, just make sure you wash the eggs before putting them in.  The chicken is cooking while you’re boiling eggs :D


  • Heat the butter or oil in a saucepan then sauté the garlic and onion, cook until translucent
  • Add carrots, hotdogs, cooked chicken and broth and boil for 2 minutes
  • Add the macaroni noodles and cook until al dente.
  • Add cabbage and cook until half done.
  • Season to taste.
  • Add milk
  • Boil once then serve hot, topped with sliced egg.