What to do on a day where the whole family feels like poo?Make soup! Today I am making old fashioned Chicken Noodle.
My roommate in college, Riley was really sick one winter and his Mom called and dictated his favorite chicken noodle soup recipe. I have been making this for almost 20 years. Mrs. Hall lost her battle with cancer 12 years ago. I have such amazing memories of her. When living in DC she would invite me over on Sundays for “family” dinners. great lady who is missed!
I make the biggest pot I can and then freeze it so I have it on hand. I do not freeze with the noodles. I always add those with each individual pot.
Mrs. Andi Hall’s (feel better) Chicken Noodle Soup:
Start with lots of water & add one whole chicken or split chicken breast, 1 stalk of celery, outside of onion, peel from carrot, 3 cloves of smashed garlic, salt, pepper, turmeric and lots of dill. Bring to boil. Simmer until chicken is cooked apx 40 mins. Take chicken out and put skin, bones and any part of chicken you are not using in soup back in the pot. Add box of chicken broth. Simmer on low all afternoon. (4-6 hours) Then pour broth thru a mesh strainer and toss everything. You will have a beautiful clear broth.
4 carrots, sliced
3 celery stalks, sliced
Dill weed, garlic, salt, pepper, thyme
Simmer until veggies are tender; apx 45 mins. Add
egg noodles just prior to serving.
Allow veggies to soften apx 30mins, add noodles or you could use rice and enjoy. This soup always makes my family feel better!!
*cooks note: want to make this in a hurry? use a rotisserie chicken and cut time in half!
xoxo, mama Bird