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    Classic Homestyle Chicken Noodle Soup

    Note: Makes a lot of soup. Enough to feed my army of 6 and still have leftovers :funny:

    To prepare the chicken:

    1 whole chicken
    6 cups water
    bay leaves
    dried parsley
    salt and pepper
    emiril's essence seasoning (optional, or use your favorite seasoning salt)

    For the soup:
    2-3 boxes of chicken broth
    1 package of Reames Homestyle egg noodles (you can make your own but this is so much easier)
    2 tsp dried parsley
    1 tsp dried thyme
    1 tsp black pepper
    1/2 tsp salt (more or less to taste)
    2 cups each: chopped celery, carrots, onions
    1 shallot chopped
    1 stick (8 T.) butter
    1/2 c flour
    1 cup heavy whipping cream (optional, if you want your soup creamy)

    garlic salt (optional)
    more salt and black pepper (optional)

    Add 6 cups water and a whole chicken to a very large soup stock pot. Remove giblets and neck and discard.
    season outside of chicken with salt, pepper, parsley, seasoning salt and bay leaves.

    Cook/boil chicken for about 45 mins to an hour until done. Remove chicken from pot onto a large plate and allow to cool. Pour chicken stock into a bowl and clean out your soup stock pot.

    Pull and shred chicken from bones once cool enough to work with. Set chicken aside and discard all bones.

    Melt your stick of butter and cut up veggies (carrots, onion, celery and shallot) on medium heat and cook for about 10 minutes stirring often. Add parsley, pepper, thyme, salt.

    With a wire whisk, add 1/2 c flour. Blend well into veggies over low heat. Slowly mix in your leftover stock from your chicken boil, along with 3 boxes of chicken broth, whisking in as you are pouring. Add 1 cup heavy whipping cream.

    Add 1 package of noodles and heat until boiling, then turn down heat to medium. Cook for 20 minutes until noodles are done. Add chicken and simmer for another 15 minutes. Serve!

    Chefs notes:
    Once I tasted this I thought it needed something as it was a little bland still for my taste. I sprinkled some garlic salt on top and it made it taste better. Once in the bowl and started to eat it I still thought it was a bit too bland but it was good. I added a little salt and pepper on top and wow! It was the best dang chicken noodle soup I ever had. At first I was a bit annoyed when I added the cream because I did not want, nor desire a cream of chicken soup. But, in the end, it turned out awesome! Next time I will try it without the cream and see how I like it.

    Everyone came back for seconds they enjoyed it that much. Never had that reaction with a chicken noodle soup before so that was good!

    If you enjoyed my soup please nominate it for Recipe of the Month! Under my post click "Nominate", thank you!

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    Re: Classic Homestyle Chicken Noodle Soup

    My husband and I have been sick and I have had cravings for a good chicken soup. I am finally feeling a little better and am making this today!

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    Re: Classic Homestyle Chicken Noodle Soup

    Sadly I have never made good ol chicken soup.

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    Re: Classic Homestyle Chicken Noodle Soup

    Okay so this is officially a hit! I didn't have noodles, so substituted some rice and kicked it up with some garlic (for our poor immune systems) and my husband declared it "the best soup he has ever had!" He is not a big soup lover but he has eaten 3/4 of the pot over the last few days!

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    Classic Homestyle Chicken Noodle Soup

    Made this on one of the cold nights we had in Georgia. So good.

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    Re: Classic Homestyle Chicken Noodle Soup

    Very effective formula and I am glad for your post. Thank you so much! Keep up the good work

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