My husband has been asking me to make homemade chicken noodle soup since we got married. His grandmother makes some AMAZING homemade chicken noodle soup. She even makes the noodles. I am not that awesome yet. I’m pretty sure that when you become a grandmother, your cooking skills automatically go up by a power of 10. At least. She is a wonderful cook. Anyway, I knew mine wouldn’t compare to hers, so I have been hesitant to try it. Plus, you can get chicken noodle soup in the can so cheap! But, I know, it has a TONS of preservatives in it. So, for the sake of this blog, and sort of attempting to eat cleanish, I did it.
It was a lot of work. There were a few times where I sort of messed up and made things harder for myself, but all in all, it worked out. And it was pretty good. My husband even said that he really, really liked it. (That is a rare thing for him to say. Usually food is ‘okay’ or ‘pretty good’. He even told me to keep the left overs. That’s how I know it was good)
So, here is what you need to make this chicken noodle soup
2 quarts chicken stock (click for recipe)
3-5 cups cooked chicken
1/2 an onion
5 celery stocks
1 bay leaf
noodles (I used bowtie)
Make your chicken stock, if you are using homemade. I suggest you do. It’s easy and when you’re done, the chicken is cooked, too. If you did it homemade, cut the chicken off the bones and shred it. I used a hand mixer to shred it. I’ve been told before how well this works, but I was surprised. Huge time saver. Plus, you don’t have to worry about the chicken cooling down before you can shred it. Just look at the pictures for the proof.
Saute the carrots, onions, and celery in a pot. When they are cooked, but still crunchy, add the chicken broth and the seasonings. If you are smart, you would then add the noodles. I added the chicken instead of the noodles, so I had to cook the noodles separately. Whichever way you do it, when the noodles are cooked, add everything all together.
This picture is proof that I’m an idiot sometimes. (who knew?)
Anyway, that’s it! It was delicious. My husband’s uncle got to eat with us tonight because his wife and kids are out of town. I felt bad that he was all alone, so we invited him to stay for dinner. It was fun to have some company. He even got to eat a piece of my bacon laced chocolate cake from last night. Lucky guy!Share