Chicken Noodle Soup With Homemade Noodles
Have you ever had chicken noodle soup made with fresh vegetables and homemade noodles? I know it seems like a lot of work but my recipe is pretty easy and it's totally worth it. It took me over a year to perfect it, and in all the times I've made it in the last 10 years, I've never had leftovers.
One of the reasons I love this recipe so much is because it's so versatile. I've used home grown veggies, canned veggies and frozen veggies and each time, it tasted great. I've used rotisserie chicken, baked chicken, fried chicken and boiled chicken and each time, it tasted great.
The most important thing, the one thing that makes this soup special, is the home made noodles. The best advice I can give you is to make more than you think you need because believe me, it still won't be enough.
- Prep time: 30 min
- Cook time: 6 hours 30 min
- Ready in: 7 hours
- Yields: Serves 6 people
- For The Soup:
- 1 1/2 lbs cooked chicken, cut into 1" pieces
- 3 cans Chicken Broth
- 2 cans diced tomatoes with green pepper, celery and onion
- 1 medium green pepper, chopped
- 1/2 lb frozen corn
- 2 carrots, sliced
- 1 pinch each of parsley, oregeno, cayenne pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, basil
- 2 Tbsp brown sugar
- For The Noodles:
- egg yolk
- Add all soup ingredients to crockpot and stir.
- Cover and cook on low 6 hours.
- After 6 hours, scramble your egg yolks in a medium size bowl (I use 6-10 eggs).
- Add flour a few tablespoons at a time and stir. Keep adding flour until you have dough.
- Knead the dough on a floured surface, adding flour as needed, until it's no longer sticky.
- Roll out dough as thin as you can. It's going to grow in the soup, so make it super thin. When you can run your hands over it and it feels like rough leather, it's ready. Wipe off any excess flour.
- I use a pizza cutter to cut out the noodles. Make them as thin or thick as you'd like (remembering that they get bigger).
- Add the noodles to the soup and cook on low for another 2 hours.
- Turn off crockpot, take off the lid and let cool for 30 minutes before serving.
You won't find a better crockpot for the price than this one. It's digital, programmable and portable. It even has a meat thermometer you can use while your meat is cooking.
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