Soups and stews have long been favorites during wintry months, and for good reason. They keep us warm, smell delicious, and with so many varieties there is one bound to please even the pickiest of eaters. Chicken noodle soup is a classic, and has recently become one of our families favorite recipes. Something that is many times on my weekly meal plan during the winter months. Scouring the internet for homemade chicken noodle soup recipes. I found many recipes to consider, however, I wanted to make my noodles from scratch, and I found a great recipe from allrecipes.com called Grandma’s Chicken Soup with Homemade Noodles.
And now the funny part, you might be wondering where did the soda on the side come from. A few years back we got a Kids Bop Party Pop cd, track number 7 is called Chicken noodle soup, some of the lyrics go like this “Chicken noodle soup, Chicken noodle soup, Chicken noodle soup with a soda on the side”, what? I thought it was so silly, but chicken noodle soup with a coke on the side really does taste good. I guess it’s like having coke with your popcorn or pizza. Well it stuck with us, and that’s become part of the fun of having this delicious chicken noodle soup, we all have a soda on the side!
Now, how to make this delicious soup!
- 1 Gallon Chicken stock
- 4 bone-in chicken breast haves (please note I use 1 or 2 chicken breast halves as this provides plenty of chicken)
- 3 cups of all-purpose four
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons of water (I use more water than the recipe indicates adding 1/4 cup at a time, see note below in directions).
- ground black pepper
- 3 large eggs
- 3 carrots and 3 celery sticks (although the original recipe doesn’t call for it, I like to pack my soup with vegetables by adding carrots and celery).
Prep 30 min / Cook 30 min / Ready in 1 hour
- Bring chicken stock to a boil, placing chicken breasts in boiling stock, simmer until no longer pink in center about 15-12 min. (Another personal preference I remove all chicken skin before placing the chicken in the pot to boil). When the chicken in cooked, remove from the boiling stock, cut the meat from the bone and set aside, keep the chicken stock at a low simmer. (This is also when I add the carrots to the stock, and let simmer for about 5 minutes, then add the celery).
- Mix the flour, salt, water and eggs with a stand mixer with dough hook attached. (Another element I found with this recipe is I need to add much more water than the original recipe calls for). I start with 1/4 cup, and typically use about 3/4 cups of water. The nice thing about this recipe is it’s very forgiving, if your dough gets too wet you can always add a little more flour.
- Place your dough on a floured surface and roll out to about 1/8 inch in thickness and about 1/4 inch wide. As mentioned above there’s some flexibility with this recipe, I try and get my noodles as thin a possible since that’ show how many family likes it, and they do plump up a bit when you cook them.
- Place the chicken back in the simmering stock, season with a pinch of salt and fresh ground pepper. Add the noodles and cook though for about 15-20 min.
Nutrition – Per Serving: 490 calories; 12.5 g fat; 50.8 g carbohydrates; 41.2 g protein; 179 mg cholesterol; 2022 mg sodium. If you would like more nutrition information please visit all recipes.com and tap full nutrition
I started buying my chicken broth at Costco since we make this recipe so often, the can featured below is a large 49 oz can, I use two of these along with one 14.5 oz can of chicken broth.
I love adding carrots and celery to this recipe, not only for the added flavor and nutrition, but the added color as well.
Add the flour, salt, eggs, and water to a stand mixer with a dough hook attachment.
Flour your surface, cut the noodles and you are almost there.
As mentioned above I like to try and get my noodles as thin as possible since they plump up during the cooking process.
I typically have our soup with a side a broccoli another chance to add a few more veggies to our meal.
Another great addition to this meal, if you have the time, is a basket of buttermilk biscuits. My go to recipe if Fluffy buttermilk biscuits out of The I heart nap time cookbook. I use this cookbook time and time again, with many of my weekly dinners coming from this book.
Yum! Simmering and looking delicious!
Many families have favorites when it comes to weekly recipes. What do you make your family over and over again? Is it a hand down family recipe, something you found online, or something out of your favorite cookbook? Let me know I’d love to hear, or better yet, send me a copy of your favorite recipe to try. As always thank you for reading, and I hope you’ll try this delicious chicken noodle soup recipe with a soda on the side!