This recipe for Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup makes a flavorful stock and a soup that will warm you up on a chilly day. What could be better than home cooked chicken soup?
I have been making this soup since I was old enough to cook. It’s how my grandmother made it and it’s how my mother taught me. It’s always been a much loved recipe and I can’t believe I haven’t posted it before now.
Last week I caught my son’s flu. There are many reasons it’s terrible being so far from my family, but one of those things is that when I’m sick, my mom isn’t around to make me chicken soup and I’m forced to make it myself. Luckily, I’ve made this recipe so many times, I can make it in my sleep so it doesn’t take a lot of effort. I make my stock with chicken wings. I do this instead of using a whole chicken because, A) It’s cheaper and I’m not wasting a whole chicken on stock and, B) You get a lot of flavor from the bones of the wings and when the stock is done, they have done their job and there’s no dry over cooked meat to add to the soup. I discard the wings and add boneless thighs to the soup its self, so it’s super simple. If you don’t want to waste what meat is on the wings, feel free to take the extra time to remove the meat before throwing away the bones.
I didn’t state how much pasta or noodles to use because everyone is different. I like a lot of noodles and my husband likes it soupy so I’m leaving it up to you. The stock is really flavorful and it’s a really wonderful soup. I hope you like it and it becomes a family favorite in your house too.