Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Chicken Noodle Soup

Nothing tastes better to me on a cold day, than chicken noodle soup. Especially if it's homemade. And even more especially if there's homemade noodles. It's the perfect comfort food.

chicken noodle soup with homemade noodles

Chicken Noodle Soup





This recipe was handed down to me by my Mom and it was handed down to her by my Grandma. It's a classic that I now make often in the winter months.

Update: This recipe was originally published on 11/8/2012. I have updated the pictures and separated it into two posts. Click here for noodle recipe --> step-by-step guide to making  noodles. This post is now the chicken soup part of the recipe.


chicken noodle soup with homemade noodles


Begin by making the noodles. They need to dry for several hours so it's best to start them early in the day. I walk you through noodle making step-by-step.

After I make the noodles I start chopping veggies. You will need about 2 cups of chopped carrots and celery, and 1/2 - 1 onion, chopped. {I love the flavor onion brings, but I'm not a huge fan of the texture of onions, so I use 1/2 an onion. My mom uses a whole onion.}

I like to prep the veggies ahead of time, so I chop them up and stick them in the fridge.
chopped veggies for chicken noodle soup

One thing that I do to speed up the process is to use already cooked chicken. A lot of Sundays we'll roast a chicken. We always have lots of leftovers. I place them in a freezer bag and pull it out for other meals.

 You might find that you need more chicken bouillon than the recipe calls for if you use precooked chicken.  I think I added 6 t. or so when I made it. If you want more of an authentic broth, then boil raw chicken in water for an hour or so. Remove chicken and cut in smaller chunks.


precooked chicken for chicken noodle soup

This is a time consuming, although fairly easy recipe. To make it easier, I like to make the noodles and chop the veggies right after lunch. I stick the veggies in the fridge until it's time to start the soup.

This relieves a lot of stress, since all the prep work is done while most of the kids are at school. When it's time to start the soup, just fill a pan with water, add your veggies, spices and precooked chicken and let it simmer. It will probably take at least an hour to cook the veggies through.

Then add your noodles and cook another 15-20 minutes.

chicken noodle soup with homemade noodles


Noodles Recipe

Printable Noodle Recipe

Printable Chicken Soup Recipe

Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe


chicken
water
2 c. carrots
2 c. celery
1 large onion {I used 1/2}
1 T. parsley
1 1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. marjarom
1 t. basil
1/4 t. sage
1/2 t. Mrs. Dash
pepper to taste

Fill a pot with water and boil chicken until cooked through. Remove, cut up, and place back in broth. {Skip this step if using precooked chicken, but add some chicken bouillon for flavor}

Add veggies and spices and cook until tender {about an hour} Add noodles and cook another 15-20 minutes.


Play around with the spices you like. I tend to add more than the recipe calls for with all the spices. Just taste it and adjust to your liking.

chicken noodle soup with homemade noodles


I like to serve my Grandma's rolls this. So yummy!


Here are some other recipes from my Grandma:
Effie's Sugar Cookies
Ginger Snaps
O' Henry Bars 
Pie Crust
Grandma's Rolls
Monkey Bread
Hot Fudge Sauce
Cinnamon Rolls
Best Ever Sugar Cookies
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Cheesy Corn Chowder
Lemon Freeze




4 comments :

  1. Those noodles look yummy. I've always wanted to try it out! Thanks for the recipe!

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  2. Rachel,
    Looks delicious. I love finding more soup recipes :) Thanks for sharing.
    Michelle

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  3. Oh that looks so good! Yum!! Especially this time of year where its super cold around here! I am stopping by from the oldie but goodie party and have become a new follower! I would love for you to stop by sometime!
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    Jill

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