There’s nothing quite like a warm bowl of chicken noodle soup on a cold day, and this recipe is one of the best.
Passed down from my grandma, it’s a classic comfort food that is both delicious and nutritious.
Here is how to make grandma’s chicken noodle soup:
- 1 whole chicken (about 4 pounds), cut into pieces
- 12 cups of water
- 2 onions, chopped
- 4 carrots, peeled and sliced
- 4 stalks of celery, sliced
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 teaspoon of dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon of dried oregano
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 8 ounces of egg noodles
- In a large pot or Dutch oven, add the chicken pieces and cover with water. Bring to a boil and reduce the heat to low. Simmer for about an hour or until the chicken is cooked through and tender.
- Remove the chicken from the pot and let it cool. Once cool enough to handle, remove the meat from the bones and shred it into bite-sized pieces.
- Strain the chicken stock through a fine-mesh strainer into another pot or bowl. Discard any solids.
- In the same pot used to cook the chicken, add the onions, carrots, celery, and garlic. Sauté over medium heat until the vegetables are soft and fragrant, about 5-7 minutes.
- Add the bay leaf, thyme, oregano, salt, and pepper to the pot. Stir to combine.
- Pour the chicken stock back into the pot with the vegetables and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and let it simmer for about 10 minutes.
- Add the egg noodles to the pot and cook until tender, about 8-10 minutes.
- Add the shredded chicken back to the pot and cook for a few more minutes until the chicken is heated through.
- Taste and adjust the seasoning as needed.
- Serve hot and enjoy!
This chicken noodle soup is perfect for a cozy night in or for serving to family and friends.
Here are a few serving suggestions to try:
- Serve with crusty bread or crackers for dipping.
- Add some chopped fresh parsley or thyme to the soup before serving for added flavor and color.
- Make a big batch and freeze it for later.
Grandma’s chicken noodle soup is a classic comfort food that is both delicious and nutritious.
It’s easy to make and perfect for warming up on a cold day.
Give this recipe a try and taste the love that has been passed down through generations.
- Can I use chicken breasts instead of a whole chicken?
Yes, you can use bone-in chicken breasts instead of a whole chicken. Adjust the cooking time accordingly.
- Can I use different vegetables in the soup?
Yes, you can use any vegetables you like in the soup. Consider adding potatoes, parsnips, or mushrooms for added flavor and nutrition.
- Can I make this soup in a slow cooker?
Yes, you can make this soup in a slow cooker. Add all the ingredients except for the noodles and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours. Add the noodles in the last 30 minutes of cooking.