Monday, October 24, 2011

SG's Homemade chicken noodle & veggie soup

This isn't really a "recipe" of sorts. Its one of those "little bit of this - little bit of that" kind of recipes. 
But, I will try to guide you along as best as I can.


  • Whole fryer chicken (fresh or thawed)
  • Knorr Caldo Con Sabor de Pollo (Knorr brand chicken flavor bouillon) (to taste.. I start off with about 4 tablespoons than gradually add more as needed until desired flavor/level of salty-ness.  

I swear by the Knorr brand as I have tried many others and it just wasn't the same. I use this any time I need a chicken base or bouillon and it makes a nice warm cup of chicken broth to sip when you are under the weather also!  It is available on your ethnic (hispanic-asian) isle of your local grocery store. 

  • Garlic Powder (to taste)
  • Black Pepper (to taste)
  • Noodles of some kind 
I prefer Fideo style noodles as they are teeny weeny little noodles that literally only take 5 minutes to cook. 
  • 2 regular size cream of chicken or cream of celery soup 
  • Carrots chopped finely
  • Celery chopped finley
  • Water
(My Sweet little mother-in-law helping in the kitchen chopping carrots.. mother in law yielding a knife.. this could get scary.. LOL just kidding!) 

You will need a large stock pot to boil your chicken in. Place your chicken in the stock pot and fill with water to just cover the chicken. For a 4-5 pound chicken it will take about 1 hour at a rolling boil to completely cook. After chicken is finished boiling remove from heat and carefully remove chicken from stock pot using meat forks. Save the broth that you cooked the chicken in.. strain out the undesirables (bones, skin etc) and place back into stock pot along with your cream soups, celery, carrots 
I would've posted pictures of the chicken being "plucked" but, its really not a pretty picture.. poor little birdy. 

After chicken has been cleaned from the bones, skin & fat removed shred or chop your chicken meat and place into stock pot along with soups & veggies and allow to cook until veggies are tender but not over-done. At this time you will add your noodles and allow to boil uncovered, remember if using Fideo noodles in particular you only need to cook them 5 minutes or sometimes less. Thicker noodles will of course need to be cooked longer so please read instructions on the noodle packaging for cooking times. 

This will make a ton of soup so take advantage of that and start stockpiling your freezer or take some to your neighbor!

Like Paula Deen says.. this will make your tongue slap your brains out! 

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