Friday, March 09, 2007

Chicken Noodle Soup

My Mom requested I post this one... Very simple and a yummy classic.
Great for rainy/snowy weather.

The recipe takes two days - but don't let that make you not attempt it - it is easy.

Chicken Noodle Soup
First thing you need to do is go buy yourself a rottissere chicken and have a light dinner or lunch with it. Save the carcass. (If you can't buy a rottissere, bake or BBQ a whole chicken first.)
1 whole chicken carcass
1 cup sliced carrots
1 celery bunch - sliced
1/2 small onion - sliced/chopped
1 can Chicken broth
4+ cups water
1Tbsp chicken broth powder
1/2 package fresh mushrooms
1 Tbsp Dried parsley
1 large bayleaf
1/2 package Lg Extra Wide Egg Noodles
Try to pick meat off the tiniest bones of the chicken then pull apart the rest and throw it all in a large pot half filled with water. Boil this for about two hours or so. Pour into a bowl and let cool before covering and refridgerating over night.
The next day - pick all the meat off the bones and toss bones. Add chicken, onions, celery, bayleaf, parsley and carrots to a large pot with Chicken broth. Bring to a boil. Add powdered broth to two cups water and add this to soup. Add an addtional 2 cups water...boil an hour, stirring occasionally. Salt and pepper mushrooms then add them to the soup. Boil an additional hour.
The last 10 mintes or so cooking time - cook the noodles according to the package directions. Rinse cooked noodles with COLD water. Remove soup from the heat. DO NOT ADD NOODLES TO THE SOUP WHILE BOILING _ THIS WILL MAKE MUSHY NOODLES _ EWW!
Put some noodles in a bowl and laddle the soup mixture over the noodles.
After the soup has cooled a bit you can add the remaining noodles to the soup and refridgerate or freeze the left overs... the soup is even better the next day.


Angoraknitter said...

Yeah! Another Jenn's mom Recipe, Thanks so much! Another friend was recommending soups as a staple of ones lunch diet...and this will certainly be worth trying.

JO said...

Nope - this one is mine, not my Momma's....I started making this one when i was a Freshman in High School