Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken Noodle Soup
Best Chicken Noodle soup, hands down.
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Best Chicken Noodle soup, hands down.

  • 1 chicken (3-1/2 pounds)
  • 3 quarts chicken broth
  • 6 carrots (peeled & sliced small)
  • 4 celery (sliced small)
  • 3 onions (diced)
  • 5 black peppercorns
  • 1 clove garlic (crushed)
  • 10 sprigs parsley
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 leeks (bottom & tops removed, chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups medium egg noodles
  • FOR ZOODLES instead
  • 3 zucchini (spiraled)
  1. Make the stock first: Place the chicken and chicken broth in a large stockpot and set it over medium heat. Roughly chop 2 carrots, 2 celery ribs, and 1 onion and add to the broth. Add the peppercorns, garlic, 2 sprigs of parsley, thyme, bay leaf, and enough water to just cover the chicken.

  2. Bring the broth to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer, and cook until the chicken is very tender — about 1 1/4 hours — skimming the surface periodically. Remove the chicken and place in a large bowl. Strain the broth through a very fine sieve into a large, clean bowl or stockpot. Discard the vegetables.

  3. Make the soup next: Skim any fat off the top of the strained broth and discard. Slice the remaining carrots, celery, onions, and leeks into 1/4-inch-thick pieces and set aside. Remove and discard the skin and bones from the chicken, cut meat into 1/2-inch pieces, and set aside. Chop the remaining parsley leaves and set aside.

  4. Melt the butter in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the vegetables and cook until the onions are translucent — about 7 minutes.

  5. Add the chicken, the reserved broth, salt, and pepper. Simmer the soup until the vegetables are tender — about 1 hour. Stir in the egg noodles and parsley and cook until the noodles are tender — about 10 more minutes.

  6. For Zoodle instead of Noodle Soup
  7. Zoodle Option

    At the end of cooking, stir in zoodles instead of noodles with parsley and cook until heated through, only a few minutes

Keywords: Chicken, Homestyle, Soup