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!
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.
But for some reason I could never get it right. The broth/chicken ratio. The noodles. 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.
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 homemade noodles are so easy. No yeast. You can totally do it.
I like my soup heavy on the noodles.
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
- Egg Noodles:
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 egg , beaten
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/2 tablespoon butter , softened
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 3/4 cup chopped onion
- 3/4 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)
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- (optional) dash of poultry seasoning
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 cups cooked and shredded chicken breasts
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.
On a floured surface, roll out to 1/8 or 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into desired lengths and shapes.
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.
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.