Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe
I love homemade chicken noodle soup. It is one of my favorite soups to eat when the weather is cold outside or if I’m not feeling well. We are snowed in here in Tennessee, so I thought it would be the perfect lunch to help warm us up after playing in the snow. Since I knew we’d be snowed in today, I threw a whole chicken in the crock pot last night so it would be ready today. Homemade broth makes such a difference and is so much more flavorful than bullion cubes. I did add two additional cartons of organic chicken broth so that we would have leftovers. I’ve included the step by step recipe below. Don’t be overwhelmed by the list of ingredients; it really was easy to make
- For the chicken and broth.
- 1 whole chicken
- 1 onion
- 2 celery stalks
- 2 carrots
- water to cover chicken
- For the soup.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 onion chopped
- 2 celery stalks chopped
- 3 carrots chopped
- 2 cartons chicken broth I used organic + homemade broth from cooking the chicken
- cooked chicken breast chopped
- 1 tablespoon rosemary
- 1 tablespoon basil
- 2 teaspoons thyme
- 2 teaspoons lemon pepper seasoning
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 package whole grain wide noodles 12oz
- salt and pepper to taste
First, make broth by placing whole chicken in the slow cooker.
Add onion, celery stalks, and carrots to flavor the broth. It's not necessary to chop these as they will be discarded with the bones.
Cover with water, add salt and pepper. Cook for 8 hours on low.
Remove chicken, and return bones to slow cooker.
Fill slow cooker to the top with water, cook bones on high for 4 hours to render a more flavorful broth.
In a large stock pot saute onion, celery, and carrots in 1 tablespoon of olive oil until tender.
Strain homemade broth, add to stock pot along with 2 cartons of chicken broth.
Add spices, bring to soup mixture to a boil.
Dump noodles into broth and simmer on low for 7 minutes.
Add chopped cooked chicken, I prefer to use just the white meat.
Salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!