There is hardly anything as comforting on a cold winter’s night as a bowl of hot soup. To me there is no soup better than that which was homemade. From beyond that point I am not overly particular. You could serve me a creamy tomato soup, zuppa toscana, potato, chili (is that a soup?), etc… But one that is easy and very forgiving is chicken noodle soup. Don’t have chicken? Use turkey. Out of carrots? It’s okay it is still a delicious soup. You get the picture.
Recently though I thought I would try making my own noodles for the soup and let me tell you what, amazing! It was so much more comforting and filling having fresh noodles in the pot.
Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
- 2 quarts homemade chicken broth (Click here for a link that very nicely explains how to make your own broth.)
- 2 breasts chicken meat *
- 1 batch homemade egg noodles (I have found this recipe comes together nicely and is relatively simple to prepare.)
- 2 peeled and sliced carrots
- 2 stalks celery cut in half (length-wise) and sliced
- 1/2 medium onion diced
- 4 cloves garlic pressed
- salt, pepper, poultry seasoning, cayenne pepper
- Cook your chicken in either a lightly greased fry pan or a non stick pan, after having seasoned both sides with your poultry seasoning.
- While your chicken is cooking add your vegetables to the pot with your broth.
- Flip your chicken. Finish cooking on the other side.
- Now I use a pair of shears (that I keep just for meat) to cut my chicken up to add to the soup pot. If you don’t have sheers just chop up your meat.
- Turn your pot down to a simmer, and cover with a lid.
- Now here is when you will make your noodles. (Follow the steps provided in the link for noodles, above.)
- When you are done making your noodles go and check on your pot that has been simmering. When your carrots are fork tender and your noodles.
- Once you add your noodles cook for another 3 minutes. (Fresh noodles take less time to cook that dried.)
*If you like a soup that is a little heavier on the chicken by all means add more. But then you will also probably need to add more broth as well. Also it is worth noting this is a good way to use left-over chicken, say from a roast. If that is the case just chop up your meat into small pieces and throw in the pot.
***What is your favorite kind of soup?***
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