Mom’s Chicken Noodle Soup
Total TimePrep: 30 min. Cook: 55 min.
Just a comment .... not a review. Why do you freeze UNCOOKED pasta as the Freeze Option states? Why not cook pasta and/or potatoes when ready to serve?
As stated by others, making soup is the most forgiving item you can put on your table. Place the chicken in the seasoned water and boil on a medium heat. How long? That depends on the size of the chicken. I would simmer it for no more than an hour. If you go to pick up a piece and the meat falls off the bone, then you have cooked it long enough. You have gotten all the flavor you're going to get out of that chicken you will ever get. Even if it hasn't been cooked to the bone, it doesn't matter. Because it is still going to cook more when you add your veggies with the diced chicken.I too use the Better Than Bullion with Reduced Sodium. I also do not add potatoes. I am not a big fan of two carbs in one dish. I try to add a green veggie such as green beans. I do prefer the homemade noodles. I also prefer to add celery leaves to the broth while the chicken is cooking.I have been cooking for more than 60 years and I don't think I ever made a soup the same way the second time I made it. Soup is more or less a fly by your pants meal. There is no right or wrong way to make soup. Some folks start with their stock or broth from a box. Others like myself, prefer the right from scratch method.
This is a simple, straightforward soup recipe. It doesn't involve complicated directions or technique. Just use a little common sense and judgment when you cook. It's not rocket science. Experience is the best teacher. Just do it!
I always use Better Than Bouillon brand chicken paste in my soups. It has some sodium but has a much better natural flavor because of the way it is made. I use the beef flavor in my spaghetti sauce and it makes all the difference in the world. Try it and see if you don't get raves on your spaghetti. : )
Great soup - the noodles were wonderful! Never made my own noodles before and always wanted to try it - this is just the receipe for that. Oh left out the green beans - don't like them. I agree with Uulator1 - fully reading the complete receipe (this includes directions) before attempting ANY receipe is a crucial element in cooking.
Will definitely make as printed for the family; (omitting the green beans from my bowl). Thanks for the reprint of this tasty classic.
Finally someone knows how to make real soup! Maybe some of these cooks will learn that just boneless, skinless chicken breasts doesn't really make a good soup you need flavor which doesn't come from icky bouillon cubes which are full of sodium and msg.
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Looks good, will definitely be making this. But wondering why so many questions about the recipe! The directions are clear and concise!! Really people...READ the instructions!