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Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup (Mama's Cold Medicine)

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Seasoned roasted chicken, fresh herbs, sauteed onion, carrots, celery, and garlic simmered in a flavorful stock creates the best chicken noodle soup ever!! We're in the icky cold and flu season so go ahead and make up a big old batch of this "mama's penicillin" to have in the freezer just in case.
Ingredients
For chicken
  Whole chicken 3 Pound
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Salt and pepper To Taste
For the broth
  Celery stalks 4
  Carrot 2
  White onion 1⁄2 Medium
  Parsley sprigs 6
  Garlic 6 Clove (30 gm)
  Salt & pepper To Taste
  Poultry seasoning To Taste
For the soup
  Carrots 3 Medium, peeled, chopped
  Celery stalks 3 Medium, chopped
  White onion 1⁄4 Large, diced
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), minced
  Egg noodles 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Parsley sprigs 4 , chopped finely
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
3. Place the chicken pieces on the baking sheet and brush it with olive oil and sprinkle salt and pepper generously.
4. Bake for around 40 minutes. Remove from oven and let it cool completely.
5. Remove the meat from the bones and transfer it to a plate. Retain the bones for the broth.
6. BROTH: In a large pot put the chicken bones, celery, carrot, onion, parsley and garlic.
7. Pour water to cover the ingredients fully.
8. On medium heat bring it to a boil, cover and simmer for around 1 ½ hours.
9. Using a slotted spoon remove the ingredients from the broth and strain the broth with a fine strainer.
10. Season with salt, pepper, poultry seasoning to taste, mix and set aside.

MAKING
11. In a thick bottomed pot, heat olive oil. Put carrots, onion and celery till the onions are translucent.
12. Put the garlic and sauté till fragrant.
13. Pour the broth into this and bring it to a boil.
14. Add the egg noodles and parsley and continue to cook for around 8 minutes or until noodles are al dente.
15. Remove from the heat and add the shredded chicken. Stir to mix.

SERVING
16. In a serving bowl, serve the chicken soup hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Appetizer
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Simmering
Dish: 
Soup
Ingredient: 
Chicken
Restriction: 
High Fiber, High Protein
Interest: 
Winter
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
150 Minutes
Ready In: 
180 Minutes
Servings: 
6
Here comes the terrible cold and flu season and everyone seems to be having the sniffles. It would be wise to cook up a huge batch of "mama's penicillin for colds" and to freeze it for those miserable days! This recipe shows you how to make the soup using seasoned roasted chicken, fresh herbs, sautéed fresh veggies and lots of garlic simmered in a flavorful stock. This noodle soup is definitely going to remind you of your mama’s chicken noodle soup.

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