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Poor Man's Chicken Noodle Soup

Updated on December 27, 2014

If you are like many families, the price of the grocery bill has taken a serious bite (pun intended) out of our collective pocketbooks. So with a household of five hungry people, I’ve been forced to come up with creative ways to feed the family within the confines of a limited budget. What follows is my version of chicken noodle soup. I call it Poor Man’s Chicken Noodle.


Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 4 min
Ready in: 9 min
Yields: 8-10 Hearty Servings


  • 12 Cups Water
  • 5 packages Ramen Noodles, Crushed
  • 3-4 Green Onions, Chopped
  • 2 10 oz Canned Chicken, Chopped
  • 2 cubes Bouillon Cubes, Chicken Flavor


Add 12 cups water to a large pot and place over high heat. If you have a couple of bouillon cubes, go ahead and add them to the water.


Wash the green onion in warm water, chop, then add them to the pot.


Open the canned chicken but do not discard the liquid - drain the liquid from the cans into the pot, then dice the chicken chunks like the picture below. Add the chicken to the pot.


While waiting for the water to come to boil, use your fingers to crush the ramen noodles while they are still in the bag. When the water begins to boil, open the ramen noodles packages, remove the foil packets of seasoning and set them aside, then add the noodles to the boiling water.


Now add the seasoning packets and continue boiling for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally.


Ladle into a bowl and serve with saltine crackers. Salt and pepper to taste.


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      Stretch 3 years ago

      Do you have more great artilces like this one?