Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Yesterday, I opened a can of chicken noodle soup and had some with a slice of homemade cornbread. It was so good! So, of course, you know what I was thinking.  I can make this myself.  Who needs canned soup when you can make it homemade.  I think what really made it so good was the homemade cornbread.  In our house, you can’t have soup, unless you have homemade cornbread.  It goes hand-in-hand.  Simply delicious!

Ingredients:  (Making Chicken Stock)
  • 3 chicken leg quarters
  • 2 onions (cut into quarters)
  • 3 celery stalks (cut into large pieces)
  • 1/2 garlic head (cut into large pieces)
  • 7 sprigs of thyme
  • salt and pepper to season

Ingredients (Making Chicken Noodle Soup)

  • 1 onion diced
  • 2-3 celery stalks cut into small squares
  • 1 cup of square-shaped carrots (or just cut 2 carrots into small circle pieces)
  • 8 ounces of egg noodles
  • 1 cup of chicken (add more if you like)
  • parsley for decoration
  • salt and pepper
  • additional seasonings of choice


Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Begin by making your chicken stock.  Put your chicken, celery, garlic, thyme and salt and pepper in pot.  Pour in enough water to cover chicken and vegetables.  Let cook for about 1  1/2 hours.

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Drain into a colander. Make sure to put colander inside another large pot or bowl.  You will use the chicken stock for making the soup.

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

In another pot, saute celery and onion until soft.

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Pour about 2 quarts of the chicken stock over the sauteed onions and celery.

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Pour in egg noodles and cook for about 5 or 6 minutes.  Check to make sure noodles are done.  I poured in too many noodles when I first made this.  I think that I only need about 1 cup of noodles.  It will depend on how many noodles you want in the soup.  Personally, I think chicken noodle soup should be more about the juice.

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

I must admit that I used canned carrots here.  Why? I wanted my carrots to be square-shaped.  I just love the look of them in chicken noodle soup.  (If you’re going to use raw carrots, you’ll need to saute them when you saute the onions and celery to soften them.)

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Put in the chicken.  Simmer for about 1 or 2 additional minutes.  Season with salt and pepper and other seasonings of choice.  I think the next time I prepare this dish I will throw in a couple spoons of canned cream of chicken to thicken the broth a little.  Pour into a nice bowl and put a slice of homemade cornbread on the side and you’re all set.  Enjoy.

What’s your favorite soup to make?  Or, what’s your favorite soup to eat?


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  3. Gotta love a home made chicken soup! Thanks for sharing this on Five Friday Finds last week. Hope you can stop by again this week. 🙂
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  4. I love making chicken stock–it’s so nice to have in the freezer when I want to make soup! This recipe looks yummy…just perfect for this ridiculously cold weather we’ve been having!
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  5. Tis the season for chicken soup! I love the addition of the homemade chicken stock. I always use stock from a box, but this sounds like such an easy way to make stock! I’ll have tobtry it!
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    • Hi Scarlett! I prefer to use homemade chicken stock, but if I’m in a hurry, I will use the stock from the box. However, it doesn’t taste as great as the homemade kind.

  6. This soup looks so yummy and I could use some right about now with my lovely sinus infection and stuffed up nose. I’ll be trying this soon.
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  7. Oh the memories! This looks just like the kind my grandma used to make – big ol’ egg noodles and all! Happy to have stumbled upon this via #SITSBlogging, and looking forward to attempting a delicious homemade soup for myself!
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  8. I LOVE soup and this one looks delicious!
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  9. This looks so hearty, can’t wait to give it a try. Shaunna
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  10. This looks yummy. I have a goal from my blog this year; a soup recipe a week I am posting. This one sounds oh so good.
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  11. Hi Sharon~ I’m stopping in from Let’s Get Real today. What I love about this recipe is that it is truly homemade. I’ve made homemade chicken noodle soup, but each time my father gives me his homemade broth. I really need to put on my big girl pants and make my own. I’m excited to try. Thanks for the collander tip. I can just imagine my reaction when I forget to collect the broth. Big, big mistake!
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    • Hi Christina! So nice of your father to give you homemade broth. That cuts down on a lot of the work. The tip on the colander…comes in handy for sure since I almost forgot and poured my broth down the sink.

  12. This looks sooooo delicious!! I can’t wait to try it – chicken soup is one of my favorites. Thanks so much for linking up at #SoMe2 this week – hope to see you again next week!
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  13. Chicken noodle soup is seriously so much better homemade, definitely one of our favorite dinners and this recipe looks yummy. Thanks for sharing on the weekend re-Treat Link Party!

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  14. This soup looks SO good! Thanks so much for linking up with us at the MaMade Blog Hop! Don’t forget to stop back and link up again next week and see if you were featured! 🙂 I hope you have a great weekend
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  15. Hello! Thanks for sharing your chicken noodle recipe at the MaMade Blog Hop! Your soup looks very tasty. I’m pinning and sharing it!

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  16. I made homemade chicken noodle soup too this week! Yours looks really good. I will have to give it a go one of these days. My family loves soup and we like to try different versions. By the way, thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your sweet comment. Keep rocking those recipes out! I love finding new ideas to try at home.
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  17. Yum – this looks good. I think that there are times in the winter when nothing beats a good chicken noodle soup!!!
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  18. I love chicken noodle soup and your recipe sounds terrific. Great job 🙂

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