Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Recipe From: My Mom Donna!! 

Soup Ingredients:
1 whole chicken (take all the inners out & rinse it) 
Salt & Pepper to taste
Celery chopped - as much or as little as you like
Carrot chopped - as much or as little as you like
1/4 of a small onion - more if you want

Noodle Ingredients:
2 cups flour
2 teaspoon salt
pinch of baking powder
3 eggs
1/4 to 1/2 cup water

Place the chicken in a large pot and sprinkle with salt & pepper, add the chopped vegetables and then add water - make sure it's enough water to cover the whole chicken at least an inch or so. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Let it simmer for about an hour then check to see if it's all the way cooked. The meat should be white, with no pink in it. If it's not cooked, keep simmering it, if it is cooked remove the pan from the heat take out the chicken and shred the meat. Keep all the other stuff in the pot. You can add the chicken back to the pot once it's been shredded. 

For the noodles in a medium bowl add the dry ingredients, give it a quick stir and then add the eggs and then the water.  Mix with a spoon. The mixture will be really sticky & kinda yellow. Then remove it from the bowl and work some flour into it. Roll it out on your counter REALLY SUPER thin (they will puff up in the soup) Use a pizza cutter to cut into thin noodle strips. Add them one at a time to the pot of veggies and broth. Repeat until all the dough is gone. Simmer until noodles are cooked. It should happen fast - no more then 10 minutes. If you want to thicken the soup you could mix a little cornstarch and some water in a small bowl once it's smooth add to the soup and it will thicken it up. It doesn't take much so don't over do it. Taste it and add any more salt or pepper you think it needs. 

Makes enough food for at least 6 maybe even 10 people, it's A LOT of soup!!! It will not freeze well and doesn't keep too well in the fridge so it's best to eat it all at once. it's so delicious and true comfort food ... Enjoy!! 

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