How to Make Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

My neighbor thinks I’m crazy for making chicken noodle soup from scratch! Why, she says? You could buy it in a can.

I know. But my kids ordered it at Noodles & Co. last week and said how much they liked it. I tasted it and thought it tasted easy to make. I asked them, “You would eat that if I made it?” Yeah!!!!

My mom would be proud of me for my newfound ability to “wing it” in the kitchen. This is what I did:

I poached a couple of chicken breasts. For those of you who don’t know what that means… that’s okay, I didn’t either until my friend Sharon taught me how to make the now famous Chicken Pot Pie. You put the chicken in a pot of water with a stick of celery, an onion, salt and pepper, a cup of chicken broth (optional), and a couple of dashes of ginger powder (my addition) and bring to a boil. Then simmer on low for awhile (30-45 min).
When the chicken was done, I put them aside and once it cooled, sliced them into thin strips.
I strained out the broth to get all the gunk out.
I cooked the egg noodles.
I put the noodles, chicken, and carrots into a pot and added some of the broth. And added water until it tasted right. Cooked in on medium/low heat covered until the carrots were soft. Voila!

Sorry, folks. I don’t really “measure.”

My 6yo ate three bowls at dinner, two nights in a row. He said, “It’s even the same kind of noodles!”

My 8yo was equally pleased but her comment was, “Why do you keep taking pictures of our food?!”

Pointer: I made the chicken breasts ahead of time. And if you are buying a package of 5-6 breasts, you could also make them all at once and them make the Chicken Pot Pie some other night!

Practical Mommy is Ria Sharon, co-creator of the Yoga Parenting course. Are you ready for parenting to be easier, more fun and less stressful?

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