With our weather currently experiencing some bi polar issues, one day it’s hot, one day it’s cold… soup season is still in style right now. This Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe From Scratch is a favorite here. It is my oldest son’s favorite soup, but it is also a favorite for everyone else as well. I decided to go all out with this soup and made my own noodles, because honestly…I have the time right now…
So start with your stock. I love using a whole chicken for this as the skin and bones yield the best flavor. The veggies are a simple rough cut. I don’t even peel my carrots, just wash and rough chop.
Remove chicken from the packaging and rinse. Add to your pot of water.
This is my large stockpot and I filled it up with liquid, almost to the top. As this cook, it reduces down a lot, so start with a lot of water. I let this cook down about at least an hour and half. This is certainly considered slow food, so give yourself plenty of time and just enjoy the smell.
Once your stock gets close to finishing, start your pasta. You can find my whole wheat recipe and tips on this page. I didn’t have time to grind wheat, so for this recipe, I used 100% all purpose. The recipe is simple to switch over.
While your pasta is resting, drain you stock. The veggies are tossed, but reserve the chicken. Add back in your veggies for the soup and start cooking again. Because these veggies are a smaller dice, it only takes about 30 minutes to cook them down. Pull all the meat off the bones and set aside. I add it back in at about 10 minutes before it is done. I want it to stay in large chunks and not get broken up.
Roll your pasta however you prefer. I love this pasta roller and it has been my go to for a long time.
I hand cut the pasta as I wanted a rustic look to the noodles. Just remember, fresh noodles cook FAST! It only took these about 3 minutes to cook.
It is best served right away.
I usually serve soup with some type of bread, biscuit or carb, but this soup holds it’s own! I don’t feel like it needs anything else!
Y’all. the flavor on this Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe From Scratch is the best! You have got to try it!
1whole broilerMine was about 4 pounds. If your's is a little bigger or smaller, not a big deal.
2cupsonions, rough chop
2cupscelery, rough chop
2cupscarrots, rough chop
Chicken Noodle Soup
12quarts chicken stock
4-6cupscubed chickenIf you aren't making your own stock, you can just as easily use a rotisserie chicken instead. I like a rustic looking soup, so I kind of just tore up my chicken, as shown in photos.
1.5cupsonions, medium diceAgain, I love a rustic soup, so my veggies are a bigger dice
1cupcelery, medium dice
1.5cupcarrots, medium dice
salt and pepper to taste
4cupsnoodlesWe like a lot of noodles, but this is a measurement for fresh pasta. If you are using dry, only use about 1.5 cups
1-2tablespoonparsleyThis is better fresh, but I only had dried…so it is what I used.
Add all ingredients to a large stock pot. Bring to a boil on high heat. Reduce heat to medium high and continue to boil for about 1.5 hours. I rotate the chicken about halfway through to make sure it is cooked well both sides. Once the chicken is fall off the bones tender, remove from heat. Strain out the chicken and veggies, reserving the stock. Place stock back in stock pot for soup.Discard the veggies, they will be mush, and reserve the chicken for the soup.
Chicken Noodle Soup
Add onions, celery and carrots, thyme and parsley to stock and bring to a boil over high heat. Once it is to a rolling boil, reduce heat to medium and continue to boil until veggies are al dente,meaning a little firm. Add back in chicken chunks and continue to cook another 5-10 minutes. If you are using dry pasta, throw it in with the chicken. If using fresh pasta remember, it only takes 2-3 minutes for it to cook, so throw it in at the very end. Now, once the soup has cooked down, add in salt and pepper. Adjust seasoning as needed. We love ours fairly salty and with quite a bit of pepper, which is why I am not putting in measurements. You might die when you saw how much I added :).This is best served piping hot! It is also really good as a leftover. Make sure and cool properly before placing in the fridge in an airtight container. I always use mason jars for storage. Now, sit back and enjoy. You deserve it.
1 3/4cupwhole wheat flourI used a Kamut flour and loved it!
1 3/4cupall purpose flour
1/3-2/3cupwaterThis is a variable. Mine too about 1/2 cup of water, but I can see you could definitely need more on some days.
You can prep mix your dough in a couple ways. The first is what I did. Throw all ingredients in a food processor. Mix to combine. You will want the dough to only be slightly wet, if it is too wet, you will never be able to roll it. After it is combined, remove from food processor and knead for 5 minutes until smooth. The alternative to this would be combining your flours and salt on surface. Mount the flours and create a well in the center. Add eggs, water and olive oil to well. Mix wet ingredients with fork. Slowly begin mixing out further to start adding in flour. Once it has gotten to the point it is difficult to mix with a fork, start to knead the dough. It will need to be kneaded at least 5-7 minutes, until smooth. Either way you have mixed the dough, cover and allow to rest for 45-60 minutes. Once the dough has had a chance to rest, start rolling. I divided the dough into 6 pieces. Flour each piece and either roll with pasta roller or rolling pin.I have a pasta roller, so that is what I used. On mine, the largest setting is a 1. I started there, then did 2, 4 and ended with 5. I like a little thicker pasta. We served it with a hearty meat sauce, so I like a little thicker pasta. Now, make sure you are constantly flouring the dough as you are rolling. You don't want it to stick in your pasta roller. I did a fettucini, so cut it with that roller.Now, if you are rolling with a rolling pin, it's the same concept. Flour as needed and start rolling, being careful not to tear the dough. Make sure you are moving the dough as you are rolling to ensure it isn't sticking underneath. Roll the dough to thickness desired. Now for cutting. You can fold the dough over on itself and cut to desired width, or you can leave it long and cut it. For cutting it is best to use a very sharp knife. Once the dough is cut, make sure it stays lightly floured so it doesn't stick. Now, at this point you can prepare it right away or hang and allow to dry. Bring 1 gallon of water to boil. Add 1-2 tablespoons to water. Carefully add pasta to boiling water. Boil for 3-4 minutes (it goes quick!). Drain and prepare as desired. I served our's with a tasty bolognese. You can serve as you choose. Now, sit back and enjoy. You deserve it!