Chicken Noodle-Vegetable Soup



  1. Combine broth, the water, cream of chicken soup, thyme, salt, and pepper.
  2. Add remaining ingredients except noodles and peas and simmer, covered, for 30 to 40 minutes.
  3. Remove chicken from pot.
  4. Cool slightly.
  5. Discard bay leaf.
  6. Return broth mixture to boiling.
  7. Add noodles and frozen peas and cook for 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  8. Remove chicken from bones.
  9. Discard bones.
  10. Shred or chop meat.
  11. Stir into soup.
  12. Heat through.