I love chicken noodle soup with thick, home style noodles. I also love chunks of carrots and other veggies with it. This recipe calls for canned tomatoes, which I am sure would be good, but my family does not like chunks of tomatoes in their food.
The McCormick Chicken base (16 oz. for only $2.99 at Costco) makes a very good chicken broth for this soup.
I also learned how to can chicken. I borrowed a friend's pressure canner and processed 40 pounds of chicken. My house smelled like chicken for two days. I put my very first jar of canned chicken in this soup recipe and it turned out great!