Chicken Noodle Soup

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Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup-is there anything better on a cold day?

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup-is there anything better on a cold day?
It’s time for the Crazy Cooking Challenge again.

This month’s Challenge-Chicken Noodle Soup.

Sounds easy, doesn’t it?

Remember, the only qualifications are, you must get the recipe from another blogger, make the recipe then post about it.

Simple enough. I start searching, do a google search, after about page 25-30, I give up on that idea…

Then the light bulb goes off in my head, go to some of your favorite foodie friend’s blogs and see if they have a post.

Success, on my first look. My dear friend Carrie at Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen has exactly what I want. It’s her Chicken Ditalini Soup, Ditalini is just a specific kind of noodle.

So Crazy Cooking Challenge here we go!


Chicken Noodle Soup
adapted from Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen

1 large chicken breast bone in
1 stalk celery
8 baby carrots
1/4 cup red onion
1 tablespoon canola oil
4 cups chicken broth
4 cups chicken stock water
1/2 cup noodles
1 tablespoon parsley, finely chopped
salt and pepper to taste

Right off I had to vary from Carrie’s recipe because I already had some leftover baked chicken (I planned this)

And those beautiful drippings

So I picked up on her recipe at the Chicken Stock water. After removing the meat from the skin and bones, I placed the skins and bones into a saucepan.

I added about 4 cups of water, making sure to cover the top of the bones, and simmered on a low heat for 2 hours.

The stock is wonderful.

So now in my large saucepan,

I placed my cut celery, carrots and oil over a medium heat (you should also place your onions but I used minced onions to avoid 12 year old rants about seeing onion in her soup.) Saute until celery and onions begin to become translucent. Add chicken, chicken broth and chicken stock to your pot. Bring to a rolling boil then reduce heat to simmer for about 45 minutes.

Add noodles (I probably used about a cup of egg noodles) and cook for another 15-20 minutes.

I have to tell you, my hubby says this is the best soup I have ever made. So thanks Carrie, this was delicious, simple and easy!

If you like this recipe, be sure to vote for my post by clicking on it (#17) and check out all the other great versions of Chicken Noodle Soup!
I’ve also linked this up over at Church Supper

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About Joan Hayes

Mom to 3 teens, sweets and travel are her passions. Joan really does love her chocolate. She has a secret stash she hides from the kids and she has at least one bite of something chocolatey every day. She creates easy recipes any skill level can achieve to satisfy the sweet tooth in everyone!


  1. Great choice, Joan! Good idea to search blogs you know and love. I always start by doing a keyword search on my Google Reader.

    FYI: there’s no voting anymore. Whichever recipe gets the most clicks is the winner.

  2. Looks yummy, Joan!

  3. Great looking stock and soup!

    If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my Crazy Cooking Challenge entry: Thai Chicken Noodle Soup

    Cook Lisa Cook

  4. Oh yes, there’s so much incredible flavor in those pan drippings! Happy CCC – hope you’ll visit my post for Southwestern Chicken Noodle Soup (#48).


  5. Mmm looks great!!

  6. I had a hard time finding a recipe too! I love to make homemade stock also….don’t want to waste all the drippings and such, and it just tastes so much better.

  7. Your blog is so cute! Glad to be a new follower from CCC!

  8. I love the homemade chicken stock. I makes everything taste better! Great recipe!

  9. Looks and sounds delicious!

  10. That looks like such a delicious soup and I love how so much goes into making so special! BTW- Your blog layout is adorable too 🙂

  11. This is a warm and inviting soup. Yum.

  12. I’m so glad you and your family liked the soup Joan! Thanks for making it. xo

  13. I’m coming down w/ a cold, so this looks extra fabulous to me! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week, and see you next Sunday!

    Everyday Mom’s Meals

  14. LOVE homemade chicken noodle soup. And this looks amazing!

  15. Soup looks Delish!

    I made Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup! #1 in the linky party, come by and visit if you get the chance!

    Thanks again for participating in my challenge!

  16. This looks incredible!

  17. There’s nothing like Homemade Soups on a cold winter’s day! Your Chicken Noodle Soup looks SOO GOOD… I’m going to try it, thanks for sharing~~

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