Homemade Chicken and Noodles

I’m not generally a big fan of chicken noodle soup, but this might turn me around. We made a double batch for my family’s Christmas celebration. The recipe is slightly modified from Pioneer Woman’s.

Ingredients:

  • 1 whole cut up fryer chicken
  • 2 whole carrots, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 medium onion, diced (optional)
  • 1 heaping tablespoon chicken-flavor soup base (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper (more to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 2 teaspoons parsley flakes
  • 16 ounces, frozen “homemade” egg noodles
  • 3 tablespoons flour

Directions:

  1. Cover chicken in 4 quarts water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Simmer for 30 minutes.
  2. Remove chicken from pot with a slotted spoon. With two forks, remove as much meat from the bones as you can, slightly shredding meat in the process. Return bones to broth and simmer on low, covered, for 45 minutes.
  3. Remove bones from broth with a slotted spoon, making sure to get any small bones that might have detached.
  4. Add the carrots and celery (and onions, if using) to the pot, followed by the herbs and spices. Stir to combine and simmer for ten minutes to meld flavors.
  5. Increase heat and add frozen egg noodles and chicken. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes.
  6. Mix flour and a little water. Stir until smooth. Pour into soup, stir to combine, and simmer for another 5 minutes, or until broth thickens a bit. Test and adjust seasonings as needed.

 

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