Homemade Chicken and Noodles

by Pamela

Homemade Chicken and Noodles

As I’ve said a zillion times already…I LOVE soup. This homemade chicken and noodles soup is one of my favorites because it reminds me of the chicken and noodles soup you get at Bob Evans.

This is no wimpy bowl of chicken and noodles soup either. You aren’t going to find those flimsy, no taste noodles swimming around in this bowl. Nope. These noodles are thick and hearty, the kind that actually fill you up and make you all happy inside.

When I go home to Ohio, I almost always make time for a stop at Bob Evans for their chicken and noodles soup with a big ol’ biscuit on the side. I don’t care about the fat or calories in it, I just love that soothing warm elixir and those thick and chewy noodles. So after playing around with several recipes, I finally came up with my own version of their chicken and noodles soup.

Homemade Chicken and Noodles Soup

I’ve been making this stuff for a long time and can’t believe it hasn’t made it here before now. It probably hasn’t because I just chow it all down before I even think to take any pictures of it. One of the pitfalls of being a food blogger is having to take all those pictures of the food before you really get to dig in. Just ask Craig how annoying that can be (when he’s waiting for dinner and I tell him not to touch the plate he sees sitting before him).

I know that you’re probably thinking that making your own noodles is going to be a big flaming pain, but it really isn’t and no, you don’t need a pasta maker either. All it takes is a few ingredients (which you probably already have on hand) a bowl and a rolling pin. The beauty in these noodles is that you can make them any size or shape that you want. Bob Evans uses a long and thick noodle, but I like to cut mine into a diamond shape. (Which just means that you cut the pieces diagonally.) But if you like squares or circles, go for it.

Homemade Chicken and Noodles Soup

The soup is really easy to throw together too. I just buy one of those pre-cooked rotisserie chickens at the grocery store and pull all the meat off of it. (If you’re being especially good you’ll make some extra stock out of the carcass, but I’m not usually that on the ball.) The chicken flavor comes from the meat and bouillon, so you don’t even have to make your own stock for this soup. How cool is that? The only downside to this soup is the longer the noodles sit in the broth, the more they absorb. So you’ll need to keep some extra chicken broth handy if you don’t inhale this right after you make it.

While it’s still cold out, you should make a big pot of this chicken and noodles soup. It’ll make you and your insides very happy.

Homemade Chicken and Noodles
 
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Homemade chicken and noodles is a a warm and hearty meal that's perfect for cold days. Make your own egg noodles, it's so easy and the best part.
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Recipe type: Soup
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6-8
Ingredients
  • For the Soup
  • 9 cups water
  • ¾ cups carrots, chopped
  • ¾ cups celery, chopped
  • 1 cup onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chicken bouillon
  • meat from 1 rotisserie chicken (find rotisserie chicken at your local grocer in the deli section)
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • For the Noodles
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • ¼ cup water
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
Instructions
  1. For the Soup
  2. In a large pot, add all of the soup ingredients and stir to combine.
  3. Bring pot to a boil then reduce heat to simmer for 30 minutes.
  4. For the Noodles
  5. Add flour and salt to a mixing bowl and stir to combine.
  6. Slowly add eggs, water and oil as you mix the ingredients together. Continue mixing until you get a stiff dough. (You can do this in a stand mixer or by hand).
  7. If mixing by hand, knead dough for 10 minutes. If making in a stand mixer, use your dough hook and let it knead for 5 minutes.
  8. Let dough stand for 1 hour.
  9. Roll dough out onto a lightly floured surface.
  10. Cut to desired shape/size.
  11. Add noodles to soup and bring to a boil and cook for 10 minutes.
  12. Serve.
Notes
These noodles will continue to absorb the broth while they sit. For serving leftovers, you will probably need to add more broth.

 

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