• For a heartier soup, add up to 2 cups frozen mixed vegetables with the frozen carrots.
• For a more complex flavor, use 5 cups chicken broth and 1 cup dry white wine.
• Ginger is a nice touch (especially if you’ve got the sniffles): Add up to 1 tablespoon peeled and minced fresh ginger with the onion.
• Ever tried a ham bone in chicken noodle soup? It adds a distinct meatiness. Add a thawed ham bone with a little bit of meat (not gobs) on it when you add the chicken. And omit the salt, since most hams are salty.