Saturday, January 7, 2012

Chicken Noodle Soup with Homemade Egg Noodles

It is time for this month's Crazy Cooking Challenge.  The theme for this month is Chicken Noodle Soup.  I have never liked chicken noodle soup but figured I would give it a try and see if I liked homemade better then the canned version.  I am glad I did because no only was it fun to make, it was very good.  I found my recipe on Mama Loves Food!  I love how you can make the noodles in strips or use small cookie cutters to make it with fun shapes.

Chicken Soup Ingredients:
- 10 to 12 cups chicken stock
- 2 cups rough chopped celery
- 2 cups rough chopped carrots
- 1/2 cup finely chopped onions
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 3 1/2 cups corn (canned is fine)
- 4 large pinches dried parsley flakes
- shredded meat from one roasted chicken
- egg noodles (scroll down for recipe)
- salt & pepper to taste

 Chicken Soup Directions:
- Combine ingredients, except chicken and noodles, in a large stock pot.
- Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer for 2 -3 hours, until carrots are tender.
- Bring back to a boil and add chicken and egg noodles (recipe below). Cook for an additional 5 - 10 minutes.
- Reduce heat and serve!

Egg Noodle Ingredients:
- 2 cups flour
- 3 eggs
- 1 eggshell of milk
- dash of salt

Egg Noodle Directions:
- Put flour in a large bowl and make a well in the center.
- Add eggs, milk and salt to well and whisk together until dough forms.
- Roll dough out onto a floured surface, very thin and cut into shapes or noodles.
- Drop into soup, cook & enjoy!
The recipe made a lot of soup.  Our family of four was able to eat it for 3 meals and still had some left.  We all really enjoyed it and we will definitely make it again.

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8 comments:

Lisa~~ said...

So fun your noodle shapes!

If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my Crazy Cooking Challenge entry: Thai Chicken Noodle Soup

Lisa~~
Cook Lisa Cook

Vivian - Let's Try These... said...

I never thought of cutting my pasta into shapes....how adorable!
I made the shaker chicken soup at http://letstrythese.blogspot.com/2012/01/crazy-cooking-challenge-shaker-chicken.html

ButterYum said...

LOVE your noodles - so cute!! I hope you'll stop by to visit my CCC post for Southwestern Chicken Noodle Soup. Take care!

:)
ButterYum

Carrie @ My Favorite Finds said...

Your noodles are so very cute! How creative.

Jennifer said...

Your noodles are so cute!

Teri@thefreshmancook said...

Love the noodles. What a fun twist.:0)

Tina @ MOMS CRAZY COOKING said...

Thanks for participating with us!

So glad you stepped out and made some homemade! It was my first time too!

My recipe is #1 Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup - Come check it out!

Chris said...

Hi Jen, this looks like a really good recipe for chicken noodle soup. I'm going to have to try this one soon, it's just perfect for our wintry weather. Thanks for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
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