You CAN Sit with Us + Lemon Chicken Noodle Soup

Something I try really hard to do is include others. I have friends of every age, in different states and I love introducing them to each other. The more the merrier in my opinion!

I want everyone to feel welcome when they come to our home. That combined with wanting to create more video content led me to this idea: You CAN Sit with Us. A family vlog! I have really good intentions of creating videos each week (or every other) Some of our best family time is spent around the table and in our kitchen. We want to invite you to come and sit with us!

Wanna see our 1st family VLOG? Click HERE

Lemon Chicken Noodle Soup 

I’ve been making a traditional chicken noodle soup for years!  I decided to try adding some fresh lemon juice and zest to my soup and it turned out incredible!

Honestly I don’t follow recipes and make up 95% of the things I cook. I guess I can thank my mom and Food Network for that. I’ve passed my love of creating recipes onto my girls. They each love to cook and help in the kitchen coming up with recipes of their own. As much as I dread the added mess to clean up, I realize it’s how I learned from my mom and something I want to share with them.

Make this tonight for your family. It’s seriously the easiest and most healthy chicken noodle soup!

easiest lemon chicken noodle soup


3 32 oz cartons’s of organic chicken stock (buy in bulk at Costco)

1 traditional rotisserie chicken ( I only use the white meat), chopped or shredded.

6 stalks of celery

about 2 cups of chopped carrot

1 large white onion, chopped

1 tablespoon minced garlic

2 dry bay leaves

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

1 tablespoon fresh ground black pepper ( you can use less, I just love pepper)

About 1/3 cup of chopped fresh parsley

Half bag (about 3 cups) of egg noodles ( I prefer the egg noodles without yolk)

1/2 cup fresh lemon juice

zest of 1 lemon


Heat soup pot on medium heat and add your onion, garlic, bay leaves, pepper, thyme. Cook for 3-5 minutes while stirring. Once the onions are soft add your chicken stock. Next add carrots and celery and bring to a boil. Once it starts to boil turn it down to LOW and simmer for 35-40 mins. Next add chopped chicken, lemon juice, lemon zest. Cook on low for an additional 15 minutes.

10 minutes before serving add your noodles and parsley. Cook until noodles are soft (takes about 10 minutes).

Add a little fresh parsley and a pinch of lemon zest to the top of each bowl and you’re ready to eat!



  • Reply Lindsay December 4, 2017 at 9:25 AM

    Super creative idea! Love you and your families willingness to be so open on the blog. I was sitting at my desk at work on Monday morning cracking up at Avery and the “have you kissed anyone question?”. Speaking of openness, how do you do it? I don’t know if I could remain so positive with the negative comments people send you. How do you keep going? Is it prayer? A thick skin? Or does it even it self out with all of the positive comments you get?
    Regarding future episodes, I might be a nerd but seeing more of Jeff’s woodworking featured would be neat. I know you were apart of Lunchpails and Lipstick and that seems to have stopped without much explanation. Finally, I know you used to be a personal trainer, so maybe a mini-workout session could be done. =)
    Thanks for all the ideas, smiles, etc. Wishing you and the fam a blessed Christmas and Happy New Year!

    • Reply Lisa Allen December 4, 2017 at 4:48 PM

      Hey Lindsay,

      these are great questions. The good does outweigh the negative. I also believe anyone who takes the time to be mean or bash others is in a far worse position than the person they are attacking. It helps keep things in perspective.
      I agree, I want to show more of Jeff’s business. It’s in the works for sure.
      I did sell my half of L&L to be full time here on Salty Lashes. My departure post will go up on L&L in a couple of weeks. Just needed to wait until I completed all my campaigns for L&L first.
      Yes for more workouts!
      I appreciate your kindness and taking the time to comment. Thanks for being here! xxo

  • Reply C December 4, 2017 at 2:25 PM

    I add Trader Joe’s Lemon Pepper Pappardelle noodles to chicken soup. Try it, it’s a game changer.

    • Reply Lisa & Jeff December 4, 2017 at 2:52 PM

      I’ve never tried those noodles and always want to. I’m for sure trying this! Thx for the tip

  • Reply Erin December 4, 2017 at 6:34 PM

    So cute! What a great way to document this time in your and your girls life and to have this to look back on!

  • Reply Kim December 4, 2017 at 7:20 PM

    Loved watching this! You and your family are even more lovely in video! Your girls make me laugh and remind me of all the things kids are…innocent, blameless, silly, awkward, funny, forgiving, and pure! Thank you for sharing your family!

  • Reply Lauren Gold December 5, 2017 at 10:58 AM

    one of my future gals will be a goldie too. my favorite posts from Salty Lashes yet ?

  • Reply Sarah Judy December 8, 2017 at 12:36 PM

    Love getting to know your sweet family 🙂 Goldie cracks me up!

  • Reply Vanessa December 8, 2017 at 1:23 PM

    Can’t wait to try this, I am a huge chicken noodle soup lover. Also super excited to see you make the change to focusing on Salty Lashes, I have loved reading all your posts and love getting to know more about your adorable family!! Looking forward for future vlogs and whatever else you have planned! =)

  • Reply What you can expect from Salty Lashes December 14, 2017 at 9:08 PM

    […] My plan is to create a full lifestyle site filled with fashion, beauty, fitness, home design…for the whole family! I want to create a space not just for women, but for every family member. With my background as a aesthetician and personal trainer,  plus the past 6 years in the fashion industry and Jeff’s home design business, we have a lot of topics to cover. I’ll also be sharing personal stories, tips, ideas, recipes, and a glimpse into my life raising kids four ages 8 months – 14 years old. I think we’re most excited to invite you to our table in our new YouTube series, You CAN Sit with Us. […]

  • Reply lindsay January 9, 2018 at 7:40 AM

    this was so fun to watch…and can easily relate growing up with all girls too. it was so much fun. now i have all boys! your family is precious, authentic and so relatable. thanks for sharing with us! cheers to 2018!

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