We have a cold front coming through this week and whenever it gets really cold my mind wanders to a place where I am curled up on the couch with a blanket and a bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup. When our family starts coming down with colds again my mind wanders to that place filled with never ending bowls of chicken noodle soup. The canned stuff just doesn’t cut it with the tiny noodles and teensy bits of chicken – I need something that will stick to our sides and warm us from the inside.
Like many of my recipes – this one was passed down to me and holds a special place in my recipe box.
- 1 whole uncooked chicken
- 2 thinly sliced carrots
- 2 thinly sliced stalks of celery
- 1 medium onion – chopped
- 8-10 cups of water
- 4 chicken bouillon cubes
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- Garlic to taste
- 8 ounces of Egg Yolk Noodles (found in the frozen food section usually near the frozen ravioli)
- Place the chicken in a large stock pot with 8-10 cups of water on medium/high heat and bring to a boil. Boil until the chicken is cooked through and the internal temperature is 165 degrees with a meat thermometer. (I usually have to use a fork to turn my chicken over after a bit since the water does not completely cover it.)
- Remove the chicken to a plate or cutting board and allow to sit until it is cool enough to handle. Then remove all the meat from the chicken and return the meat to the water.
- Turn the burner to medium heat and add the carrots, celery, onion, chicken bouillon cubes, salt, pepper and garlic. Cook on medium until the carrots and celery are tender.
- Add in the egg yolk noodles and cook as directed on the package. (Typically I cook it on medium heat for another twenty minutes).
Note- The noodles soak up a lot of the broth so I usually use 10 cups of water and sometimes even add a bit more towards the end if needed. You can also add more or less noodles to your liking.
Doesn’t that soup just look amazing!? I think the noodles are what make it so delicious. I have had trouble finding the noodles in the past but lately our WalMart has had Reames brand and I found them at Target this time around! If you prefer different noodles then by all means use them instead but you are missing out!
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