The Freshman Cook: Chicken Noodle Soup w/ Homemade Stock

Fall is officially just days away, but here in Las Vegas, the outside temperatures are still hovering around 100 degrees. That makes it hard to think about cool weather foods, like soup. But not everyone needs a chill in the air to have soup for their meal. Well,enjoy it now, or enjoy it if when it gets cooler, this soup is warm and nourishing and delicious. Served with a hunk of french bread~it’s a meal!!

Homemade Chicken Stock

1 1/2 lbs Chicken Parts~Cooked

1/4 of a large Onion

2 medium Carrots

2 stalks Celery

2teaspoon Garlic Powder

1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper

1 tablespoon Dried Chives

Heavy pinch of Dried Thyme

Several Springs of Fresh Parsley

8 cups Water

Pinch of SaltĀ 

I used 2Ā  leftover wings and 2 leftover thighs for my

chicken parts. They were cooked when we cooked theĀ 

baked chicken last week. Put chicken in pot.

Rough chop the celery and the carrots, and throw in the pot.

There is no need to peel the carrots. A rough chop is whenĀ 

you don’t need to worry about what the chopped itemĀ 

looks like. It is not necessary to have a consistent size.

Quarter a large onion. You can leave the skin on.

Throw it in the pot.

Add the parsley, thyme, salt, chives, garlic powder,

Ā pepper and water.

Put on the stove and heat to boiling.

Once pot begins to boil, turn heat down

to a simmer. Cook for 1 hour.

After 1 hour, remove the chicken from the pot.

Take the pieces out and remove the meat from the bones.

Put the bones back in the pot and simmer for 2 more hours.

Let the chicken that you pulled off the bone, sit to the side.Ā 

After the 2 hours, take the pot off the stove.

Dump everything into a strainer sitting on top of aĀ 

large bowl.

Press on the vegetables and everything else left in theĀ 

strainer. The liquid should in to the bowl

through the strainer.

Here is your liquid that is in the bowl. It needs to beĀ 

cleaned up a little.

Clean it up by running the liquid through cheesecloth

into another bowl. Discard cheesecloth.

Chicken Noodle Soup

Homemade Chicken Stock


Fettuccine Noodles

Corn Niblets

1 cup chopped Onion

Add the chicken you took off of the bones to theĀ 

cleaned up bowl of liquid.

Fill up a pot with water. Bring it to a boil. AddĀ 

noodles and cook until al dente, about 12 minutes.

Chop up onion by slicing the onion and

then chopping the slices.

1 cup of onion


Drain noodles into strainer.

1/2 cup of corn.

Put corn, onion and noodles into pot of stock and chicken.

Heat until hot to taste.

Oh, so, good!


Thanks for joining me today!

Tomorrow we will be making ourĀ 

Chicken Caprese Sandwich!Ā 


See you then!

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