I bought a whole chicken at Alberstons a few months ago. It was a managers special and I got a 5lb chicken for $3! I have used them both to make chicken noodle soup-a perfect
meal to combat the cold Rexburg winter! I boiled the chicken whole for about 5 hours. Then picked all the meat off the bones. Part of it was used in this soup, but I put 4 cups of chicken with a little broth into little freezer bags. These will be used to make soup or gravy later.
Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
About 1 1/2 cupsCooked Chicken cut in pieces
4 medium potatoes
2 Stalks Celery Sliced
4 Carrots Sliced
1/2 Med. Onion (diced)
2 qt. Water & Chicken Broth to taste
Start 1 qt. water boiling. While it is warming up, Chop up onions, celery, carrots & potatoes. Add Onions and celery first. After they have cooked for a few minutes, add carrots. Add the rest of water and broth. The potatoes & noodles can be added last. I usually make the noodles while I am adding the other ingredients.
Homemade Egg Noodles
I think that homemade noodles are the best part of chicken noodle soup!
1 tsp water
½ tsp salt
Flour (As much as you can)
Beat egg and add water and salt. Mix in flour till you have a very stiff dough. Let dough rest, then roll out as thin as possible (sprinkle with flour as you roll). Cut into quarters and layer with flour between the layers. Cut in thin strips. Sprinkle noodles with flour & add them to the boiling soup.
Boil ingredients until the noodles are tender & cooked through. The noodles will soak up a lot of the water, so add more if your soup is looking too thick. Add Chicken broth or bouillon to taste. I used the broth from boiling my chicken, then added chicken bouillon till the taste was right. Add chicken for the last 5 minutes to warm it up. The longer the chicken is in the soup the more it will fall apart.
I got the recipe from my mother- so I am very biased, but I love it! It is not so much a recipe as a list of ingredients. You can add more or less of each item depending on how you like your chicken noodle soup.
This makes a LOT of soup. We ate it for dinner and froze 2 qt. bags of Soup to warm up another day.