Saturday, November 21, 2009

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup




This is the best chicken noodle soup ever! Basically because it is made with homemade noodles and store boughten ones just don't compare. Every Halloween my mom made this soup for us. As kids we loved it, not just because the soup is great but because we got to unroll the noodles. The homemade noodles are pretty simple to make, you just make the dough, roll it out flat, then roll it up like a cinnamon roll, slice, and unroll. I have great memories with my mother in the kitchen making this each year. Your kids will love to join in too!

This recipe doesn't have exact amounts. You make it according to how many people you're serving and the size of pot you're using. The best soup is made by using a whole chicken and boiling it and using its broth. That's how mom makes it. However, if you're like me and don't want to pick the meat off the bone then you can use chicken breasts or buy a rotisserie chicken already cooked. It still makes good soup but you do have to add a lot of bouillon to make a good broth.

Chicken Noodle Soup
by Chelsey W.

chicken breasts or whole chicken
chicken broth
chicken bouillon (I like the granules best)
celery
carrots
onion
noodles (use recipe below)
If you are buying noodles then buy "Country Pasta" it's the only alternative I'd use

Put chicken breasts in the bottom of the a pot and boil with enough water to cover chicken breasts. Fully cook chicken and then remove from water. Cut chicken into bite size chunks, cover, and set aside. Peel and slice carrots, onion, and celery. Make the noodles and leave them on the counter to dry. Add chicken broth to the water used to boil the chicken. Then add more water to fill your pot. Remember to leave enough room for the veggies, chicken, and noodles. I use a big stock pot. Add carrots, onions, and celery to the broth and boil until slightly tender. During this time flavor your broth with plenty of chicken bouillon. I used an entire jar of the granules for my large stock pot. Good soup has lots of flavor. Add a little pepper. When veggies are slightly tender and the broth is tasty then add noodles and chicken. If the noodles have not dried for very long then add the separately to the pot so they don't stick together. When the noodles are cooked Enjoy!

Noodles: (double this if using a large stock pot)
6 eggs
3 c flour
2 tsp salt
2 Tbsp sugar
4 Tbsp oil
Mix until stiff. Roll dough out on a floured surface with a rolling pin (like sugar cookies). Dough should be thin. Then roll it up like a cinnamon roll. You will probably need to sprinkle some extra flour on it so it doesn't stick. Slice the noodles about 1/2 inch. Then let the kids unroll them keeping them separated on the counter. Let them dry on the counter or if you don't then add them separately to the soup so they don't stick together.
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2 comments:

  1. Homemade noodles are the best!

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  2. i agree homemade noodles = way better than store bought

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