When you are sick or when your tummy is not up for heavy food, chicken noodle soup is a perfect (and complete) meal in a bowl! This is a very simple recipe and easy to make. You can also make in big batch and keep them in Ziploc freezer bags (when it's all cooled down, of course!) or freezer-safe containers and keep them in your freezer for future use.
Ingredients:Chicken breast - 1 (cubed)
Carrots - 3 med or 2 large (diced)
Celery - 2 stalks (diced)
Potatoes - 2 med (diced) *See TIPS
Onion - 1 med (diced)
Chicken stock - 4 cups
Water - 2 cups
(or you can use 6 cups of water and 2 TBS chicken granules)
Italian seasoning - 1/2 TBS
Salt - 2 tsp
White pepper - 2 tsp
egg noodles - 1 cup dry (cooked separately) or make your own (see below)
Egg - 1 (beaten)
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Milk - 2 TBS
All-purpose flour - 1 cup (sifted)
Baking powder - 1/4 tsp to 1/2 tsp (see TIPS)
- Cut all ingredients in cubes or dice.
- Season chicken cubes with 1 tsp salt and 1 tsp pepper.
- [noodle] mix all ingredients in a bowl, knead until it forms a ball. Let it sit for 20 minutes. Using a pastry roller or pasta roller, roll out to 0.5cm thick. Cut in desired lengths and shapes (see TIPS). Let it dry for about 2 hours (at least an hour) on a floured surface.
- If you are using store-bought noodles, cook them separately and set is aside.
|dice all veggies|
|Season cubed chicken|
|[noodle] mix everything|
|On a floured surface, roll to 0.5cm thickness|
|Cut in your favorite shapes|
|Ready to go in the pot|
- In a large pot, put 6 cups of chicken stock + water.
- Add the veggies and boil for about 20 minutes.
- Add chicken and boil for another 20 minutes.
- Add seasonings. Add more water if it looks too dry. Make sure you adjust your seasonings according to how much water you put.
- Lower the heat and boil for an hour to hour and a half. (see TIPS)
- 10 minutes before serving, put in the homemade (or store-bought) noodles. Boil for 10 minutes on medium high heat.
- Serve with bread or with other main dish.
- If you like your soup to be clear, don't add potatoes. Potatoes will thicken the soup after boiling for couple of hours.
- For the homemade noodles, if you like your noodle texture to be fluffy, add 1/2 tsp of baking powder. But if you like it more dense, just add 1/4 tsp.
- For fun, using small cookie cutter, cut the noodles in different shapes (e.g. stars, hearts, etc). This will be a big hit with kids (especially if they are sick!)
- If you are in a hurry, the soup should be ready in 50 minutes. The longer you boil, the thicker the texture will be.