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Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe


Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Stephanie Gallagher
Chicken noodle soup (click for larger image), known in my family as "Jewish penicillin," is my remedy for just about any illness. But this recipe is also a classic Friday night favorite in my house.

My grandfather was the chicken soup master when I was a kid. He added thin, spaghetti-like noodles to his homemade soup (which he called "lokshen soup"). Whatever you call this soup, it is darned good!

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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 3 hours, 15 minutes

Total Time: 3 hours, 25 minutes

Yield: 6 servings


  • 2-3 pounds chicken parts (thighs, breasts, legs)
  • 5 large carrots, divided
  • 5 stalks of celery, divided
  • 1 large onion, chopped and divided
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 Tbsp. dried thyme leaves
  • 1 Tbsp. peppercorns
  • 3 quarts (12 cups) water
  • 12 oz. egg noodles
  • 1 Tbsp. kosher salt (or more as needed)


  1. Place chicken pieces in a large soup pot or dutch oven.

  2. Wash and trim the ends off of 3 carrots and 3 stalks of celery. Cut into large chunks and add to the pot.

  3. Add half of the onion, all of the garlic, the thyme, the peppercorns and the water to the pot. Bring to a boil, then turn heat down to medium low. Simmer for 1 to 2 hours, until the chicken is fully cooked and falling off the bone.

  4. Remove chicken pieces from the stock and set aside to cool.

  5. Drain the stock (set a large colander over another soup pot or large bowl and pour the soup over -- you want to keep the stock and throw out the vegetables). Return the stock to the original pot.

  6. When the chicken is cool enough to handle, shred it, and add it to the stock. Discard the bones.

  7. Wash, peel and chop the remaining carrots and celery into bite-sized pieces. Add to the soup. Add the remaining chopped onion to the soup.

  8. Turn heat to medium-low, and let the soup simmer, partially covered, until vegetables are tender, about an hour.

  9. Add the noodles to the soup. Continue cooking until the noodles are done, 7 to 12 minutes.
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