Friday, January 21, 2011

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Here's the recipe for tonight's dinner and the best homemade chicken noodle soup.

In a 12" tall stock pot, boil a whole chicken.  Place the chicken in the pot and add water until chicken is covered (about 12 cups).  Add 2T of salt and 3/4 cup dried onion.  Bring to a boil and boil over med-high heat for 2 hours.  (Chicken legs will pull off when done.)  Remove chicken and skim onion and any "sludge" out of broth.  You can use a strainer.  Add 2 cups carrots, 2 cups celery, and 4-6 cups dried noodles to the boiling broth.  (I love the Country Pasta egg noodles sold at Costco.  They are just like the homemade ones my mom makes but without all the hastle.)  Cook for 30-40 mins until noodles and veggies are soft.  Shred chicken and add to pot.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  Serve and enjoy!
(This makes a ton of soup, so freeze your leftovers in a gallon Ziploc!)