Monday, January 12, 2009

Chicken Noodle Soup

I had some celery left over from I cant remember what
Anthony said I should make some chicken noodle soup and use up the celery. It is going a bit soft in the fridge.

1 whole chicken, I removed the innards.
Egg noodles, large bag
bag of carrots
about 4 stalks of celery
1/2 onion
black peppercorns
2 bay leaves
minced garlic
salt
black pepper
2 cubes of chicken boullion

First I removed the innards. I put them in a ziplock bag because Anthony wants to eat them sometime. Gross!
Next I put the following items in the largest pot I own:
black peppercorns, bay leaves, minced garlic, about 1/4 chopped onion, 2 carrots chopped, and 2 celery stalks chopped, and lastly the chicken
I filled the pot with warm water
I put the pot with a lid on the stove and boiled the chicken for about 90 minutes
I stuck a meat thermometer in my chicken and it read 190 degrees
I pulled the chicken out with tongs and let it rest on a plastic cutting board
I strained the huge amount of liquid into a large bowl and dumped the veggies and bay leaves in the garbage
I put the stock back in my large pot and added salt(I poured a lot of salt in because when I tasted the broth it really needed it. TASTE before you season!), black pepper, chopped carrots and celery, boullion cubes, and my egg noodles.
I boiled the liquid until the egg noodles were cooked
While it was boiled I pulled apart my chicken. I made small bite sized pieces and added the chicken to my hot liquid.
I let the chicken warm up again in the liquid and then served the soup

We had the soup with some crackers. Yum! I cant wait to eat the leftovers.

1 comment:

bensbaby116 said...

Sometimes chicken noodle soup is the only comfort food that really works for me. This recipe looks great!