Monday, October 22, 2012

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup with Homemade Noodles

This is my Mom's recipe and it is sooooo good.

FYI--This is not a quick recipe, it could be if you already had the stock frozen or used store bought chicken stock, but truthfully nothing tastes as good as homemade.

Homemade chicken noodle soup:

  • Boil whole thawed chicken, add some onions, and carrots(you don't have to) also add some chicken bouillon cubes....boil until it falls off the bone....could take a couple of hours.  If you don't have bouillon cubes, don't worry about.
  • Strain and/or separate the stock from the chicken once it has cooled.
  • Next take out all the bones by hand....takes a while, this will also shred the chicken into smaller bite size pieces.
  • Add meat, 1 cup of carrots & celery give or take, 1 medium onion, and some garlic to the stock, salt and pepper if you want, maybe some basil, just taste it and see if you like how it tastes.  (sorry Kari I don't have the measurements ;) )
  • Cook on low heat for several hours.
Homemade noodles:  Click here to see picture's of what it looks like to make noodles when the kids help.
  • 4-5 eggs
  • about 2 cups of whole wheat flour or all purpose flour.
  • In my family we use a lot of flour so there is no sticking and we don't dry the noodles either.
  • kneed and then roll out and turning until the dough is thin.
  • If you have a pasta machine, use it.  It is way easier, just make sure you use LOST OF FLOUR.
  • If you don't have one you can roll the dough like a jellyroll and cut them into thin slices.  Again use LOTS OF FLOUR.
  • Since we use a lot of flour we give them a little bath in boiling water and then add them to the soup. My Grandma says its because she likes a thinner broth and it rinses the extra flour off.
  • Cut thinly but not spaghetti thin, more like fettuccine thin, because they will get bigger once you cook them.
Add the noodles to the soup 20 minutes before you are going to serve.

If you don't have time for noodles, just add wild rice, seriously its still very good!

Enjoy!!! Serves A lot!!!

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