Sunday, September 29, 2013

Chicken Noodle Soup for the Soul - and for your Pie Hole

Some chicken soup for your soul: 

Why do you hasten to remove anything which hurts your eye, 
while if something affects your soul you postpone the cure until next year?  

And now some chicken soup for your pie hole: 

Friday I shared my five favorite soup recipes with you, but I left one rudimentary one off: chicken noodle.

This recipe is for chicken noodle soup from the carcass up. Whenever I bake a whole chicken or get a rotisserie chicken, I pick it clean and save the meat in 1 cup portions in the freezer, then I bag up the carcass in those plastic grocery store bags and save them to make stock or soup.

Here we go, from the carcass up. My measurements are approximate because I don't really measure many things in soups:

Put carcass in stock pot/dutch oven and cover with water. Add kosher salt, bring to a boil and boil for a half hour, then simmer for another hour. Remove all bones to a bowl. Allow to cool, then pick chicken off to put back into the pot. If you do not have a carcass to start with, simply start with 7 cups of chicken stock + 1 cup water or veggie stock and chicken (as much as you want, and it can be leftover from another meal or picked from a rotisserie chicken).

1Cup or more of diced carrots (MFD loves a carrot laden soup, so I load it up)
1/2 cup celery (if I don't have any, I add some celery salt)
1 bag of frozen mixed veggies (not the soup mix)
Salt & Pepper to taste
1/2 tsp seasoning salt
1/4 tsp rosemary
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder

Let that go on low for about five minutes. You can let it go longer if you like softer carrots.

Bring it up to a boil and add very thin egg noodles, as much or as little as you want. When it returns to a boil, let it roll for six minutes. I always end up adding a little more chicken broth to it because I overestimate the noodleyness of it all.


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  1. This looks SO GOOD. It's only 9am but I feel like I need some now!!!

  2. Yummy! I have actually never made chicken noodle soup from scratch.

  3. Yum yum yum!!! You use the same type of noodles my Mom-Mom used in her matzo ball soup! Love!

  4. That sounds so good. I have never made Chicken noodle from scratch I always go with Lipton when I am sick but I will have to try this recipe!

  5. YUM. I love chicken soup, and homemade is the best! It is totally soup season ;)


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