Recipe: chicken noodle soup with homemade noodles

noodle soup

A few years ago I had a very dear family member going through chemo therapy.  Every month he would get very sick from his treatment and I just felt helpless for him.  I wanted to help him but didn’t feel like I had anything to offer him.  But then I remembered–I can cook!  Sort of!  Enter this soup.  He requested no chicken in the chicken noodle soup and homemade noodles in it like his mom used to make.  So this soup was born.  It has become very special to me and my family and is always my first meal choice to take to sick neighbors.  It just does something for the soul.  The noodle recipe can be found at the previous post, here.  Or you can just use a few cups of any cooked noodle if you don’t want to take the time to homemake some.  But it makes all the difference, I’m telling you!

Chicken Noodle Soup with Homemade Noodles
Serves 4
The perfect chicken noodle soup. Double the recipe to have enough to take to a sick neighbor, as well!
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
1 hr
Ingredients
  1. 4 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded, OR 2 cups rotisserie chicken (I LEAVE THE CHICKEN OUT ALL TOGETHER)
  2. 5 carrots, sliced
  3. 2 stalks celery, sliced
  4. 1 onion, chopped
  5. 8 cups water
  6. 4 chicken bouillon cubes (or 4 teaspoons granules)
  7. 1 (10 3/4 oz) can cream of chicken soup
  8. 1 teaspoon basil
  9. pepper to taste
  10. once batch of homemade noodles (recipe at http://cherishinghopesanddreams.com/2015/01/recipe-homemade-noodles.html)
Instructions
  1. Make your homemade noodles a few hours before you plan to serve the soup. That recipe can be found at http://cherishinghopesanddreams.com/2015/01/recipe-homemade-noodles.html. Make sure you boil the noodles in their own water before adding them to the soup.
  2. Bring water and bouillon to a boil and add all the veggies at once. Return to a boil and boil veggies for 5-7 minutes. (Careful the carrots don't get mushy!)
  3. Add chicken, if desired.
  4. Add cream of chicken soup, basil, and pepper and bring to a boil again before adding noodles cook for 5 more minutes.
Notes
  1. Doubles really well!
Adapted from inspired by my MIL's chicken noodle soup recipe
Adapted from inspired by my MIL's chicken noodle soup recipe
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