Chicken Noodle Soup

October 22, 2009

A simple, tasty classic, this is comfort food at it’s best.  Even though it’s said to be practically a cure for the common cold, don’t wait until someone’s sick before making it!


  • Whole Cut Up Chicken
  • Celery, 4 or 5 ribs
  • Yellow or White Onion, 2 small to medium
  • Garlic, 4 or 5 cloves
  • Carrots, 4 or 5
  • Sage, a teaspoon or two
  • Marjoram. a teaspoon or two
  • Thyme, a teaspoon or two
  • Chicken Broth or Bouillon, 8 to 10 cups
  • Salt/Pepper
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Egg Noodles, about 8 ounces


Heat a bit of vegetable oil in a large, heavy stockpot over medium to medium-high heat.  Season the chicken with salt and pepper and brown it well, turning occasionally.


While the chicken is cooking, chop the onion, garlic and celery.


Peel and slice the carrots.


Remove the chicken from the pot.  Add the onion, garlic and celery and stir until the onion starts to brown and the celery begins to get tender.  Add the herbs.


Return the chicken to the pot.  Add the carrots and the broth.  Use enough broth to generously cover the mixture.  Simmer for about 30 minutes then remove the chicken again and let it cool.


Once the chicken is cool enough to handle, get rid of the skin and pull the chicken off the bone.  Drop the meat back into the pot.  Bring the soup to a boil and add the noodles.  Simmer until the noodles are tender.


Serve and enjoy!

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Mary October 22, 2009 at 12:28 pm

Cooking in pearls, love that!!

The soup looks wonderful! And gorgeous photography as always. Do you find that searing the chicken makes a difference? I’ve never done that with my chicken soup before.


2 admin October 22, 2009 at 12:53 pm

LOL! There’s a story behind the pearls but I wear them for everything.

I’m not sure how much difference it makes to brown the chicken. It adds a bit of flavor to the sauteed onion and celery mix? I skip it when I’m in a hurry.


3 FlippinUid February 8, 2011 at 7:05 pm

Had almost the exact thing last week. Pretty much the same but used pasta instead of egg noodles as we were out.


4 Kelly February 8, 2011 at 7:20 pm

I made chicken noodle soup today too! But I didn’t take any pics. :(


5 Karen Bove February 8, 2011 at 7:29 pm

And luckily I don’t have to take photos tonight. It sure gets dinner to the table a lot faster!


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