If you’ve just wrapped up a chicken dinner, don’t toss the carcass! Instead, follow these simple instructions from CHOW Associate Food Editor Christine Gallary to turn it into a great bowl of chicken noodle soup. (Click here for our Easy Chicken Noodle Soup from a Leftover Roasted Chicken recipe.) It’s healthy, inexpensive, and beats the canned stuff.

In The Easiest Way, the CHOW Test Kitchen shows the simplest way to make delicious versions of popular dishes. Minimal fuss, maximum flavor! If you’ve got a question for the CHOW Test Kitchen, email it to foodteam@cbsinteractive.com.

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