Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

This Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup is a tried and true comfort food. I’ve included an easy recipe for homemade noodles that makes it even better! Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup - tried and true comfort food. A recipe for homemade noodles too but you can use store bought as well. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

After Halloween last night, I never want to eat again. At least that’s what I told myself this morning. Then today at 4 pm I was like hmm, I could go for a Twix. What is wrong with me? Of course this pattern isn’t new. Ever since I was a little girl I would eat my candy as I went trick or tricking until I had a stomachache and my mom would fix me chicken noodle soup at the end of the night. Can I tell you that homemade chicken noodle soup has always been super intimidating to me? My mother-in-law has always killed it this department, whipping it up like it was taking the dishes out of the dishwasher…just something you do. Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup - tried and true comfort food. A recipe for homemade noodles too but you can use store bought as well. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comBut for some reason I could never get it right. I tend to do this with cooking. For instance, cooking rice was super intimidating to me 10 years ago. Something so simple yet I always under or overcooked it. Turkeys are still overwhelming to me. Doesn’t help that my oven is tiny and I can’t really fit anything in it, even the smallest turkey. That will be my next thing to conquer. Today, it’s chicken noodle soup. I don’t know why I complicated it so much. It’s veggies, broth, and some seasonings – not rocket science. I always felt like an ingredient was missing but now I’m completely satisfied with this version.

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The thing that takes this over the top are the homemade noodles. You can totally use store bought egg noodles. I don’t love them but if that’s all you have – it will work. If you’re lucky enough to have those Grandma egg noodles in your stores, they are good too. But seriously, I’m not one to make my own sandwich bread or anything like that but you guys…these noodles are so easy. No yeast. You can totally do it.Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup - tried and true comfort food. A recipe for homemade noodles too but you can use store bought as well. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

I like my soup heavy on the noodles.Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup - tried and true comfort food. A recipe for homemade noodles too but you can use store bought as well. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

After you roll them out and cut them you separate them and let them dry out. You can make any shape you want. Make it fun! Remember they will get a little larger when you cook them so don’t make them too long or thick.Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup - tried and true comfort food. A recipe for homemade noodles too but you can use store bought as well. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
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Serves: 6
Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
Ingredients
  • Egg Noodles:
  • 1¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ½ tablespoon butter, softened
Soup:
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ¾ cup chopped onion
  • ¾ cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 9 cups reduced sodium chicken broth (see note)
  • 2 cups uncooked egg noodles (store bought or homemade recipe above)
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • (optional) dash of poultry seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups cooked and shredded chicken breasts
Instructions
  1. For the noodles: In a large bowl, stir together the flour and salt. Add the beaten egg, milk, and butter. Knead dough until smooth, about 5 minutes. Let rest in a covered bowl for 10 minutes.
  2. On a floured surface, roll out to ⅛ or ¼ inch thickness. Cut into desired lengths and shapes.
  3. Separate and allow to air dry before cooking. For best results, let them air dry for a couple of hours but I've been in a rush and only let them dry 30 minutes and they were fine.
  4. For the soup: In a large pot over medium heat, melt butter. Cook onion, celery, and carrots in butter until just tender, 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for an additional minute. Pour in chicken broth and stir in noodles, basil, oregano, (optional) poultry seasoning, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes. Stir in the chicken and cook until heated through. Serve.
Notes
I really like the Better Than Bouillon Chicken brand for my chicken broth. It's a paste that you add water to.
Source: Chicken Noodle soup from Allrecipes. Egg noodles from Allrecipes
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Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup - tried and true comfort food. A recipe for homemade noodles too but you can use store bought as well. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comHomemade Chicken Noodle Soup - tried and true comfort food. A recipe for homemade noodles too but you can use store bought as well. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com
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  1. Yes! My chicken noodle soup attempts have never turned out as good as my aunt’s, or Sister Nielsen’s, or any of the several kinds at Relief Society soup nights. ??? I’m excited to try yours!

  2. This soup looks amazing! I need some in my life right now.

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

  3. What kind of time frame are we talking about regarding the drying of the noodles? Minutes? Hours? Days?

    Thanks.

  4. Oh man. Chicken noodle soup is intimidating to me too, and now you’ve gone and added homemade noodles, which of course will make it 100x better. Now I will never be satisfied til I try this!! PS all I’ve eaten this week is Twix. I haven’t bought any. I think my kids are catching on.

  5. I’ll be making this tonight for my husband and I, it sounds super amazing!

  6. How long do you dry the noodles for? 15 minutes? 30 minutes? An hour? Do they need to look a certain way for us to know they’re done drying? Thanks!

  7. Oh man. Chicken noodle soup is intimidating to me too, and now you’ve gone and added homemade noodles, which of course will make it 100x better. Now I will never be satisfied til I try this!! PS all I’ve eaten this week is Twix. I haven’t bought any. I think my kids are catching on.

  8. How long did you let the noodles dry out?

    • Looks like three people (including me) asked how long to dry the noodles. How long should the noodles dry? Thanks.

    • I make home made noodles all the time to put in the freezer. for that purpose you want to roll them out and let dry a couple of hours. then I stack up a few and roll them into a tube and slice. then dry overnight. bag and they freeze wonderfully. I do not use this recipe, mine probably turn out dryer.

      for this recipe I would assume at least an hour to dry. you would want them to be dry enough so they wont all stick together in a big ball when you add them to the broth. I would add them a small handful at a time stirring constantly. similar to when you make dumplings.

    • Sorry, I answered below.

  9. Another question for how long to dry the noodles???

  10. Made this tonight with a couple modifications, it was amazing!!! I used whole bag of Pennsylvania Dutch Kiloski egg noodles which were perfect and I used a little thyme (enough to achieve the flavor I was after) and a couple of bay leaves instead of the basil. Definitely a nice hearty soup.

  11. Hi ! Dumb question alert 🙂
    The recipe calls for 2 cups of egg noodles. I assume this means uncooked egg noodles, right?
    Just making sure I don’t need to boil them first…
    Thanks,
    Heather

  12. The secret ingredient is poultry seasoning! It has a little bit of sage and the combination of the herbs makes the soup taste more chicken-y, if that’s a word, LOL! 🙂

  13. Great recipe. I love how you made your own noodles! Impressive! I have signed up for your newsletter, and can hardly wait for the first delivery.

  14. This was easy but so tasty. I used less broth and used roasted turkey I had done a few days ago. I will cut the noodles thinner next time but loved them. DH had three servings!

  15. Making this in the crock pot today. Praying it works.

  16. I made this soup tonight and was so tasty! I was just wondering how long it will keep for with the noodles in the soup? Is it just one night, or make it for a left over night? Is it freezable?
    My mother told me I was crazy when I said I was making the noodles but it was such a nice touch to a tasty soup great for cold Canadian winters! Thanks!

  17. Do you melt the butter completely for the homemade noodles?

  18. Hi Christy! I made this chicken noodle soup yesterday and also the egg noodles, homemade noodles are the best! Thank you so much for this warming recipe and have a wonderful day 🙂

  19. Liana Gabrelcik says:

    I have used this recipe multiple times with leftover turkey. Always turns out great. Love it!

  20. Can I make this in the crock pot? If so, what modifications would I need to make? Thank you in advance… I was wondering what to make for dinner (I need to go grocery shopping badly!) And came across this recipe, it sounds amazing and I already have all of the ingredients!

  21. I just made chicken noodle soup last week. It was very similar to your recipe. I like to use “real” chicken base instead of cans of chicken broth. It gives the soup an excellent flavor.