Monday, January 24, 2011

Chicken Noodle Soup

I made this soup Saturday and it turned out ok. I wasn't super impressed with it, but it is Chicken Noodle Soup after all. I don't think I've ever had an amazing bowl of chicken soup. :) One caution-- be sure to watch how many noodles you put in! I for some reason read 1 lb, when it was only 8 oz. Whoops! I had to add some canned chicken broth to give it some liquid! The noodles kinda took over!! :)



  • 1 gallon water
  • 1 (4-6  pound) whole chicken, cut into pieces
  • 1 large onion, peeled and halved
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 10 whole black peppercorns
  • 2/3 bunch celery, leaves reserved
  • 1 pound whole carrots

  • 1/4 cup chicken bouillon powder
  • 1 pound carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1/3 bunch celery, chopped and leaves reserved
  • 1 (8 ounce) package dry egg noodles


  1. Place chicken and water in a large pot over high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer, skimming fat as needed, 30 minutes.
  2. Place the halved onion, bay leaves, peppercorns, whole celery, whole carrots and lemon grass in the pot and simmer, covered 1 hour.
  3. Strain broth and reserve chicken. When chicken is cool enough to handle, remove skin and cut meat into bite-size pieces.
  4. Return strained stock to pot over high heat, and stir in chicken base, chopped celery and chopped carrots. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer 20 minutes, or until carrots are tender.
  5. Chop celery leaves and stir into pot with the noodles. Simmer until noodles are cooked, about 10 minutes more. Stir in chicken and heat through.

Nutritional Information 

Amount Per Serving (12 servings/batch) Calories: 303

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