Homemade chicken noodle soup is a comforting and nutritious dish that’s perfect for a cozy meal, especially during cold weather or when you’re feeling under the weather. Here’s a basic recipe to get you started:
For the best homemade chicken noodle soup:
- 1 whole chicken (about 3-4 pounds) You can use individual pieces of chicken as well.
- 8 cups of water (or more)
- 1 onion, chopped
- 4 carrots, sliced (can use baby carrots instead)
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 T oregano
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Fresh chopped parsley for garnish
For the Noodles:
- 2 1/2 cups of egg noodles or homemade egg noodles
- Prepare the Chicken: If using a whole chicken, remove the giblets and rinse the chicken under cold water. Place it in a large pot along with 8 cups of water. Bring the water to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for about 45 minutes to 1 hour until the chicken is cooked through and tender.
- Skim the Broth: As the chicken cooks, you’ll notice foam and impurities rising to the surface. Skim off any foam with a spoon to keep the broth clear.
- Remove and Shred the Chicken: Once the chicken is cooked, remove it from the pot and let it cool slightly. Then, shred the meat into bite-sized pieces. Discard the skin and bones.
- Strain the Broth: Strain the chicken broth into a clean pot to remove any remaining impurities. You now have a clear chicken broth.
- Add Vegetables: Return the strained broth to the stove and add the chopped onion, carrots, celery, minced garlic, bay leaf, and any optional vegetables you want to include. Simmer for about 10-15 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
- Cook the Noodles: In a separate pot, cook the egg noodles or pasta according to the package instructions until they are al dente. Drain and set aside.
- Combine Soup and Chicken: Once the vegetables are tender, add the shredded chicken to the pot and heat it through for a few minutes.
- Season: Season the soup with salt and pepper to taste. You can also add a squeeze of lemon juice for a touch of acidity.
- Serve: Ladle the best homemade chicken noodle soup into bowls, adding a portion of cooked noodles to each bowl. Garnish with fresh herbs if desired.
Enjoy the best homemade chicken noodle soup! It’s a classic comfort food that’s sure to warm you up and make you feel better if you’re under the weather.
Here are some items that can help with making the best homemade chicken noodle soup:
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