Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup Recipes
It's the ultimate feel-good food...
It's been said that homemade chicken noodle soup recipes can help to increase your immune system and help to heal many illnesses.
Summer or winter, it's also a great pick-me-up if you're feeling down. Traditional homemade chicken noodle soup is nourishing, healthy and surprisingly easy to make.
What's more, home made chicken noodle soup tastes so much better than anything you can buy in the stores that you'll never go back to the store-bought soup after trying this recipe for yourself.
The recipe below includes instructions on how to make your own chicken stock from scratch and even making your own noodles.
The key to a successful soup is in the stock, but if you don't have the time, then you can replace the homemade chicken stock with pre-made stock and noodles and still create a tasty homemade chicken noodle soup easily.
- 2 eggs
- 4 tablespoons low fat milk
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 1/4 cups plan flour
- Beat the eggs and milk together in a bowl.
- When they're well beaten, add salt and flour to form a stiff dough.
- Sprinkle a little flour on a bench and roll out the dough until it's very thin.
- Allow the pasta to dry for at least 30 minutes and then cut the pasta into very thin strips.
- Cut each strip into 2 inch (5 centimeter) long pieces.
- Place pasta pieces onto a sheet of greaseproof paper and allow them to dry out in the air while you make the rest of the soup.
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- 1 large chicken
- 1 onion
- 2 unpeeled carrots
- 2 stalks celery
- 1 bay leaf
- Cut the vegetables into large pieces and place them in a roasting tray with the chicken.
- Roast the chicken and the vegetables for an hour or until chicken is cooked. You can check if the chicken is cooked properly by inserting a skewer into the center of the meat. If the juices come out clear, then the chicken is cooked.
- When the chicken is cooked, remove it from the pan to cool slightly. Leave the vegetables in the pan for the moment.
- Remove the skin from the chicken and return it to the pan. Then remove as much of the chicken meat as you can.
- Chop the chicken meat into pieces and put them in a covered bowl until later. You'll use this in your final soup recipe.
- Put the carcass into a large soup pot.
- Pour a little water over the vegetables remaining in the roasting pan and then scrape any brown pieces of chicken or vegetables off the bottom of the pan into the water. This will give your stock a rich flavor that you can't buy in any store.
- Add the vegetables and any cooked pieces from the pan into the soup pot and cover the carcass with cold water.
- Slowly bring the pot to the boil. Then reduce the heat down so that your tock is simmering gently.
- Leave your stock to simmer for around an hour. You'll notice that the liquid should have reduced down to around a quart or so. You should also see any impurities floating at the surface of your stock.
- Allow your stock to cool a little and then strain it into a container.
- You will need to keep 8 cups of stock to make your soup. If you have more left over, it can be frozen until you need it again.
Making The Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
- 1 pound (around 500g) cooked chicken meat
- 8 cups chicken stock
- 8 oz noodles (around 250g) noodles
- 4 stalks celery, 1 medium onion, 5 medium carrots, 1 cup green beans
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic
- 1 tablespoon dried parsley
- 1 teaspoon basil
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- Chop celery, onion and carrots into small pieces and crush the garlic cloves.
- Heat the olive oil a little in the bottom of a large soup pot and lightly cook the garlic and onion. Don't overcook these ingredients. You just want to release the flavors a little.
- When onion is softened, add celery, green beans and carrots.
- Pour 8 cups of chicken stock into the soup pot along with the parsley and basil, then bring the soup to boil. Reduce the heat down so the soup is simmering gently.
- Allow the soup to simmer for about an hour or until the vegetables are tender.
- Season with salt and pepper and add soy sauce to taste.
- Add the cooked chicken meat pieces and noodles and increase the heat until the soup is boiling again.
- If you have pre-bought noodles (like spagettini) then cook until the noodles are tender.
- If you're using homemade noodles, boil for 15 minutes.
- Serve your homemade chicken noodle soup hot with fresh crusty bread.