23 January, 2019
Chicken Noodle Soup with Homemade Noodles
Is there anything more comforting than homemade Chicken Noodle Soup? Carrots, onions, celery…the smell is enough to bring you back. This recipe uses dark and white meat from a rotisserie chicken, and homemade noodles (or you can totally use store-bought). It’s nostalgia in a bowl!
Originally posted October 2, 2017
I’m pretty sure my dad is the last human on planet Earth to not have a smart phone. We keep losing him. We’ve been on vacation together with my brother all week in D.C. and Richmond, which has been sooo much fun (follow along on my Instagram stories!) We will be in a museum or whatever, wander off in different directions, and then realize Dad is not with us. No big deal right? We’ll just text him that we are by the such-and-such exhibit…oh wait.
He also doesn’t have a pocket encyclopedia, map, or the-entire-internet in his pocket. He’s always borrowing my mom’s phone to look stuff up. We were driving around looking for a gas station one night, and Dad asks Mom to look for a 711 so we can stop. A couple minutes later he’s like, did you find one? And she’s like, “OH, you meant look it up on the phone. I’ve just been keeping my eyes peeled.” She was looking out the window like a HAWK.
(I’m making fun of my mom here, but I shouldn’t be, because one time someone told me they needed something off my desktop, and I started looking around on top of the desk instead of handing them the computer. For real.)
Welcome to October my friends, it’s finally SOUP SEASON! The best time of the year! I love soup and could probably eat it every day. I’m lucky that I married Eric, who has a healthy respect for soup in spite of being a man. (Did you know that some guys consider soup to be “girl food??” True story. Click on that link and scroll all the way down to read the comment from my friend Cindy about how she tries to present soup as “watered down casserole” to get her husband to eat it.)
Today’s recipe does not resemble watered-down-casserole in any way, in case you were worried. So far I’m doing a terrible job selling this soup.
But do I even need to sell the quintessential Chicken Noodle?? Yes, yes I do, because THE NOODLES, GUYS. They’re gonna change your life, or at least your level of respect for Chicken Noodle Soup. Sure, they take a few extra minutes to make, but you just can’t beat the flavor. It really takes the soup from average to excellent. Of course you don’t have to make the noodles; the pantry variety will work great too, I use them all the time. It still turns out amazing.
Stir together flour and salt with some egg and milk, knead a couple minutes, roll it out, cut, and voila. You can even make these ahead of time and freeze for the next time you need some soup or stroganoff in your life.
One of the secrets/shortcuts is to use a rotisserie chicken, and to add a few of the bones from the chicken. This way you don’t have to deal with cooking the chicken, but you still get ALL the flavor.
This is basically the homemade chicken noodle soup recipe that your grandma made. Once you smell it, you will remember. Also turns out, it’s really easy. Sorry to destroy your legacy, grandma!
One Year Ago: Death by Chocolate Bundt Cake (and my 5th blog anniversary!)
Three years ago: Beef Barley Soup
Six years ago: Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Caramel Frosting
Is there anything more comforting than Chicken Noodle Soup? Carrots, onions, celery…the smell is enough to bring you back. This recipe uses dark and white meat from a rotisserie chicken, and homemade egg noodles (or you can totally use store-bought). It’s nostalgia in a bowl!
For the noodles:
For the soup:
by The Food Charlatan
*I might be a carrot fanatic when it comes to soup.
**You can also let these noodles dry out completely, at least 2 hours, and then store them in a ziplock in the freezer! Then they are ready to go whenever you need them. No need to thaw before freezing, just open the bag and dump frozen noodles into whatever soup needs noodling.
You will love these other soups! Hooray for soup season!
Ham and Potato Soup: I know, I know. This picture is the worst. It’s my 3rd blog post of all times, back in the Stone Age of 2011. But I promise, the soup recipe is solid.
A few other soup recipes from blog friends!