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Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

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Homemade chicken noodle soup
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Nothing soothes away winter chills and ills like a steaming bowl of chicken noodle soup. If the soup is made with Homemade Chicken Broth, Homemade Egg Noodles and fresh, local ingredients, all the better.

Note: If making broth from scratch, use a whole chicken to make the broth. Bring water to a boil, simmer for 30 minutes, and remove chicken. Let sit until cool enough to handle and shred meat from bones. Return bones to pot and continue making broth. Reserve 2 cups shredded chicken for soup; save remaining chicken for another use.

Ingredients:

  • 8 cups chicken broth, divided
  • 2 stalks celery, thinly sliced
  • 1 leek, white and light green parts cleaned and thinly sliced
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 2 cups shredded chicken meat
  • 8 oz. egg noodles
  • Salt to taste

Preparation:

  1. In a large soup pot over medium-high heat, warm 1/4 cup chicken broth. Add the celery, leeks, and carrots. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes. Add the remaining broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook, undisturbed, until the vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the noodles until they are tender to the bite. Drain them and set them aside.
  3. Add the chicken to the soup and cook until heated through, about 2 minutes. Add the cooked noodles and cook until heated through, about 1 minute. Add salt to taste. Serve hot.

Makes 6 ample servings of Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup.

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