Homemade Chicken and Noodles

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This is a dish I ate on the golf course as a kid, and if you haven’t tried it yet, I highly recommend it. Simple and beautiful homemade chicken noodle soup is a rich and hearty dish that is different from the lighter chicken noodle soup. This dish is very tasty and refreshing.

You can make your own egg noodles by hand, but here’s an easy and delicious alternative. You won’t believe how delicious this simple soup can be.

Ingredients

  • 1 whole cut-up fryer chicken
  • 2 whole carrots, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1/2 whole medium onion, diced (optional)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp. white pepper (more to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp. ground thyme
  • 2 tsp. parsley flakes
  • 16 oz. frozen “homemade” egg noodles
  • 3 tbsp. all-purpose flour

Yields: 6 serving(s)

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 1 hr

Total Time: 1 hr 10 mins

How to make it.

1 – Fill the chicken with 4 liters of water. Bring to a boil, then turn the heat down to low and simmer for 30 minutes.
2 – Remove the chicken from the pot with a spoon. Using two forks, remove as much meat as possible from the bones and slightly shred the meat. Return the bones to the broth, cover, and simmer over low heat for 45 minutes.
3 – Remove the bones with a spoon and take away the small bones that have separated.
4 – Add the carrots and celery (and onion, if available) to the pot, then add the herbs and spices. Stir well and simmer for 10 minutes to blend the flavors.
5 – Increase the heat and add the frozen egg noodles and chicken; simmer for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the noodles are cooked through and the chicken is cooked through.
6 – Stir in flour and a little water. Stir until smooth. Pour in stock, stir well, and cook for 5 minutes more, until soup thickens slightly. Adjust seasoning if necessary.

Characters Introduce Fried chicken, carrots, celery, onion (optional, I didn’t use)…

And it all worked. I actually like to use dried parsley flakes in this soup. This is one of the few instances where freshness is not necessarily preferred.

Now, now. You can certainly make your own pasta. It’s a small thing. If you want to go this purely domestic route, cut them shorter than that.

But.

I’ve put the “homemade” part of this recipe in finger quotes. If you haven’t used Reams Frozen Egg Noodles, you’re missing out on the best commercial food.

Ingredients: flour, water, eggs. That’s all there is to it.

I’ve made my own noodles and used Reems. And I serve Reames to my customers every day and twice on Sundays.

***This is not a paid advertisement for Reames egg noodles.

However, the packaging of Reems has recently changed. I hate it when products change packaging, I have a sense of loss and loneliness with the previous look.

But the taste is still the same. And that is a very, very good thing.

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