Chicken Noodle Soup

In my younger years, I went on a quest to gather as many family recipes that I could.  This recipe was given to me by my Dad’s sister, Aunt Emma, years ago.  It was her mother’s recipe.  I’ve tweaked it a little bit, but it’s basically my Grandma’s recipe.  Enjoy!

Grandma's Chicken Noodle Soup

You will need:

One whole chicken, diced veggies, (celery, carrots, onions)

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One can of Chicken Broth, one can of mushrooms, and spices, (basil, parsley flakes, onion powder & garlic powder) and water.

I prefer to cook with out salt, adding it to the finished meal if needed, but you could certainly use onion salt & garlic salt instead of the powder.

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Noodles, we like the extra wide ones.

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This is where I tweaked it… I used a pressure cooker.  You could use a 6 quart stock pot, but the cooking time is so much longer.

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Remove the giblets from the chicken & rinse the chicken with cold water, inside & out.  Place in the bottom of the pressure cooker & add the giblets.  (heart & liver)

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Add the can of mushrooms, diced veggies, can of chicken broth, spices & water to the fill line.

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Close the lid on the pressure cooker, add the valve & once the pressure has built up, cook for 20 minutes.

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After the 20 minutes is up, cool down the pot with cold water, remove the valve & then remove the lid.

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Remove the chicken from the pot.  I usually put it into a strainer over a bowl so I don’t lose any of the broth.  Remove the giblets.  (we don’t eat the giblets, but my little kitty, Two loves them)

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While the chicken is cooling down, I boil the noodles, rinse them & set them aside.  The chicken is usually cool enough to handle by the time the noodles are rinsed.

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Once the chicken has cooled down enough to handle with out burning your fingers, remove the skin.  Then remove the chicken meat from the bones.  I like the texture of tearing the meat as well as cutting it into cubes.  (watch out for those tiny bones!)

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The broth is a little cooled by this time.  Veggies are tender.

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Add the chicken pieces to the broth.

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Stir in the cooked noodles.

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The only thing left to do is serve and enjoy!

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Happy Creating everyone!