Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Chicken and Noodles

It is 95 degrees here today and I decide to make this dish?! Maybe I have finally lost my mind. Actually, I saw this recipe on Ree Drummonds blog last year and wanted to make it then. I looked for the noodles she recommended but I could not find them. I was at the grocery store the other day and spotted them and didn't even think about the weather. I grabbed the noodles and a chicken without even thinking. Though it is so hot outside, I am glad I made this recipe. If you think it looks good, tuck it away until you have a cold rainy day.

Put a chicken in a pot and cover it with water and bring it to a boil. I used a large chicken and 4 chicken breasts. Once it comes to a boil, turn it down and simmer it until the meat falls off the bones.



Dice a large onion, several stalks of celery.


Dice several carrots.


Shred all of the chicken.


Return the bones to the pot and simmer them for 30 minutes.


Strain the bones from the pot and add all of the veggies.


Let them simmer for about 20 minutes.


Add a packet of this or some chicken bouillon.


Add some turmeric, thyme and black pepper. Test for flavor and add salt.


Bring it to a bare boil and add the frozen egg noodles.


Add the shredded chicken.


Stir it all together.


Make a slurry of flour and water. I used about 6 tablespoons of flour. Add it to the soup and cook over medium heat until it starts to thicken.


Wonderful comfort food! Even better if it isn't 100 degrees outside. I froze most of it and will send it to my daughter and The Marine!

11 comments:

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

That will be something to do when autumn arrives, feels a bit to early now :-) :-) Hot as hell here today as well and tomorrow thunder will come back they say. I think yesterdays thunder concentrated all it´s power around my little cottage :-) :-) :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.

Beverly@Beverly's Back Porch said...

In my opinion, it is never too hot for chicken and noodles. This looks wonderful

Beverly@Beverly's Back Porch said...

This is also great to have on hand in the freezer if you or a friend has a summer cold.

Pricilla said...

I love chicken soup! I have quarts of stock canned so I can have it any time I want

laurie said...

our summers are never too hot for chicken and dumplings or noodles,,

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

maybe i should give this a try.....

the wild magnolia said...

Soups are a favorite of mine!

Thank you for sharing this great recipe!

xoxo to Teddy.

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Oh boy do I NEED this.

S

SharleneT said...

Sometimes, a hot soup is more cooling to the body. Doesn't really matter, comfort food is always perfect! This looks and sounds delicious and will put it on the list. Thanks for sharing. It's 99F, right now, and I'm pooped from garden work!

Mina said...

This looks wonderful. I have been known to eat soup year round and will be making this one soon.

Suzie said...

I'm SO happy to learn that this freezes well because it is something that would be SO soothing and wonderful if I'm having a fibro flare, or otherwise under the weather. Hubs doesn't even boil water, and now he isn't supposed to drive anymore, so he can't bring me anything from the deli. Having small portions of food like this, in the freezer, is the best solution! Thanks for sharing yet another winner!