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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Homemade Chicken and Noodles

There is something about a big bowl of Homemade Chicken and Noodles that just makes you feel good all over. No matter the season or the day of the week...its just a "FEEL GOOD FOOD". My mom use to make this for me when I was sick. She made her's a little more "gourmet" than I do...and I actually prefer it the way she makes it...full of chopped carrots and peas and celery, BUT my hubby just likes noodles and meat and broth...so I spoil him a bit and make it the way HE likes it. It tastes great either way, so make it how your family likes it...it makes dinner time a "happy" time.

Homemade Chicken and Noodles
8 c. water
8 chicken bullion cubes

Place water and chicken bullion cubes in a large saucepan and bring to a boil, stir until bullion cubes have dissolved.

While your water is warming and getting ready to boil, make your noodles:
6 eggs, beaten
4 1/4 c. flour
2 T. oil
enough water to make a moderately stiff dough

Add eggs, flour, oil and water (I start with 1/4 c or less, and add more if needed), mix with a fork or your hands (I prefer my hands). Roll dough out on a floured surface, about 1/2 inch thick. Cut pieces to desired size and place into boiling broth. Continue until all noodles are added. Cook until done (usually about 10 minutes)

Add:
2 c. cooked chicken
salt and pepper to taste
1 cube margarine or butter

Stir until mixed. IF you want a thicker soup base, make a thickener out of 3 T. cornstarch,
2 1/2 T cold water..mix in a small dish and pour into boiling water. STIR continually. Serve hot.


*When I add veggies to my soup, I just use a bag of frozen peas and carrots and add to the boiling broth BEFORE I add my thickening. I let them cook with the soup until they are thawed and done and then I add the thickening. You could use fresh veggies if you wish and cook them in the boiling broth before you add the noodles. Don't be afraid to experiment a little to find what you like.
Julie~

2 comments:

  1. Yay Love Homemade chicken noodle soup can't wait to try this!!! You guys are awesome!

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  2. My mom used to make this, but I have never asked her how she did it. Mmm-MMM! Thanks for the reminder of this AWESOME FOOD! Can't wait to try it out!

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