Monday, August 8, 2011

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

There is something so comforting about homemade chicken noodle soup.  My favorite part is the homemade noodles.  Don't get intimidated by making your own noodles.  They are so easy. This recipe is very easy and basic.  It's also one that allows tons of room for creativity.  So have fun with it and make it the way you like it.  If you don't want to make your own noodles, you can also just add in egg noodles right at the end. But that's not nearly as yummy!

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

1 box of chicken broth
2 chicken breasts (cooked and cubed or shredded)
4 cups of chopped veggies (I used carrots, celery, corn and onions)
6 cups of water
Chicken Boullion cubes (optional, if you like a heavy chicken flavor2-3)

Combine all ingredients into a stock pot. Bring to a boil. Lower heat, cover and simmer until vegetables are cooked through.  Remember to cook your chicken ahead of time.

While it's simmering... do the following.

Mix 1 cup  flour, 1 beaten egg and just enough milk to moisten.  (do not over moisten. You want it to be a stiff dough.) Roll out onto a floured surface, turning over a couple times until it's no longer sticky. Roll thin and cut into thin strips.  (I like mine a little wider and thicker) Drop into boiling broth a couple at a time and boil 10 minutes more. Serve immediately.

Crock Pot You can also cook this in the crock pot. Add everything but the noodles and cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4. You will probably have to cook the noodles stove top, to get the pasta cooked through and firm.  Just add them to a pot of boiling broth and cook for about 10 Minutes.  Add them into the soup just before serving.

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