1.24.2012

Soup's On!

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There is nothing like a bowl of soup to warm you up on a snowy or in our case in California a rainy day. There is nothing like a bowl of soup when you are under the weather, your throat is a bit scratchy and you just need a feel good bowl of heart and tummy warming soup. This weekend, the forecast was rain and we got some rain, only Saturday morning, we were expected to have more but Saturday was all we got. The perfect rainy weekend dinner was of course chicken noodle soup. But not just only, plain chicken noodle soup, rosted chicken breast, with homemade egg noodles.
Now doesn't that just say love?

To bring this bowl of soul satisfying, heart warming soup together you first need to roast your chicken breast, then make the egg noodles to let the dough rest and par cook the veggies. At least I did this method, because I did a bikram yoga class in between preparing dinner and actually cooking it.

I have a great memory of homemade noodles, my dad growing up would make tomato soup with homemade noodles, and this is my first time making homemade noodles and it brought me back to my childhood, watching my dad make the noodles.

To roast your chicken breasts, heat up your oven to 450 degrees. Heat up a non-stick skillet on your stove top, and while the pan is warming up, coat  the chicken breasts in olive oil, generously season the breasts with pepper, salt and if you have some, cajun spice.


In a dry non-skillet pan, cook the chicken breasts on one side for 3 minutes, then flip the breasts onto the other side, and then put the skillet into the oven for 15 minutes to finish cooking.


Pardon my need to be clean ASAP oven.
If your skillet isn't oven unsafe, transfer the breasts into an oven proof dish. Once finished cooking, stick a fork into the breasts and if the juices run clear, then the breasts are done. If the juices are slightly pink, cook the breasts a bit longer. Place the breasts out of the oven when they are done, let the breasts rest before you cut it into pieces. Letting the breasts rest will keep all the juices in
 so the breasts don't dry out.

In the skillet that the chicken breasts were cooked that had a lot of flavorful juices once I took the chicken breasts out, I chopped up the onions, slice the celery and carrots and par-cooked the vegetables and set them aside until I made the soup a few hours later. 




After the breasts are cooked, I made the egg noodles. The ratio is 1 cup flour to 2 whole eggs. So you can make as much noodles as your family needs, but for my family which is only 2 (sorry Kip and Kimbia don't get to eat chicken noodle soup). So this ratio is perfect for 2 people.
In a bowl, create a well in the flour to crack the eggs into.


Then mix the eggs and flour together. The dough will definitely be sticky.
On a floured surface, knead the dough and add more flour until the dough is smooth and not lumpy.


Once the dough is smooth, set the dough aside until you are ready to roll the dough out and cut it into noodles. Setting the dough aside brings more elasticity into the dough. I covered my dough with a kitchen towel to keep the moisture in.
When you are ready to cook the soup, heat up your chicken broth, I bought one and used about 32 oz of stock. Cube the chicken and add in the par-cooked veggies and let the stock come to a boil before you add in the noodles.

Roll out the dough thinly and using a pizza wheel slice the dough into noodles.


 Add the noodles which will cook in approximately 2-3 minutes. When the noodles are cooked, they will float to the top and that is how you know the noodles are cooked.


 Then serve the soup into bowl, eat and enjoy!

61 comments:

Katie {Miss Dixie} said...

I have never made homemade chicken noodle soup and let me tell you, this looks amazing! thank you for sharing!! xo

Tonia L said...

I've never made homemade noodles but you make it look really easy! I am going to have to try it!

Sarah @ Simply Sarah said...

That looks so good! I am so impressed that you made your own noodles! I have always wanted to try, but I am too chicken.

Kerri said...

That looks amazing! Too bad you don't live closer... I need some chicken noodle soup. Maybe it would make me get over this horrible cold sooner! Great job girl!

My Life as A Plate said...

YUMMY! I love a good chunky soup in the winter.

Mal said...

You made your own noodles, that's so incredible! That's something I need to try. This soup looks phenomenal

Michelle P said...

Yum!

Lacy in the Sky with Diapers said...

Nothing is better than chicken soup!! I love learning a new variation on it as well!! xo

Fashion Meets Food said...

Oh my gosh you make your own noodles! This soup looks amazing and I always thought noodles were crazy hard to make. I am definitely going to have to give this recipe with the noodles a try! xo

lsaz said...

Wow that looks so good! I was really wanting some soup yesterday. The noodles look and sound great!

Jessica said...

I'm gonna have to try this!
Soup (just about any kind) is my favorite thing to eat :)

xo!

CALLIE said...

ummmmm YUMMMM!!!

Jayme and Mendi said...

Oh this looks so good!! Nothing like chicken noodle soup!! It's been cold and rainy in VA too.
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Krysta said...

Meg, I have never made my own noodles for chicken noodle soup! I have pinned this to make some day!

jessica {creative index} said...

i love homemade soup!!
but i've never made homemade noodles!! might have to give it a try next time?!

Ruthie Hart said...

your own noodles! you are amazing!

Faith said...

that's it ... now i MUST have soup! that looks so amazing!

Ally Garner said...

I can't get over the fact that you made your own pasta for this soup! It looks like a delicious & hardy chicken soup. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!

Allison said...

Oh my gosh...this looks amazing! I've never made my own noodles, but now I definitely want to! Thanks for sharing! Oh and I tagged you on my blog. :)

sarah@totalbassetcase.com said...

Yum!! I've been making chicken and dumplins with similar noodles lately-this looks amazing!

Val said...

Soups on and I'm ready for a big bowl...I love the step by step pics.

Whitney @ justacountry-girl said...

Wow girl! I am Impressed. U have soup on in the crock pot right now. Of course I did not make my own noodles. This looks amazing!!

Sarah @ Simply Sarah said...

PS I left you an award on my blog!

Phil and Darby Hawley said...

This looks delicious! And you make your own pasta?! I always thought it, but now I know for sure: you are super woman!

Alexa said...

Feel like I can smell its deliciousness Meg! Always love your recipes!

Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy said...

Oh Meg this looks delicious! My grandmother used to make me homemade chicken and noodles and it was always a favorite! I am going to have to make this, it will bring back so many memories! I hope your having a wonderful day!

Hannah said...

This looks so yummy to me right now! Wish I had some of it for lunch today.
Xo,
Hannah

Amanda said...

You always make me so hungry! This looks so delicious, Meg! And it looks like a soup that I could actually cook and enjoy! (I'm not a fan of making soup from scratch lol)

Meggan of Lila Grace said...

Meg, this looks amazing!! I have been buying way too many soups in the can and need to start making my own. Thanks for this inspiration girl!

Katie said...

I've never made noodles before - but I want to try! Thanks for the step by step pictures - it always makes me want to try more. : )

Simply LKJ said...

You never cease to amaze me! I've made homemade chicken noodle soup before, but never my own noodles!

Recently Roached said...

Yummy! That looks delicious! You're so on top of things... makin' your own noodles and everything.

Mandee said...

that looks so comforting! yum! I love that you made the egg noodles! My trick for a semi-homemade soup is to buy brown rice noodles from trader joe's:) they taste very similar to egg noodles! And they are gluten-free in case you have any friends that are GF you need to cook for!

Stesha said...

you are amazing!!!! please teach me to cook. I am writing this down. I will be good one day!!! Love you!!!

xo
Classic & Bubbly

Stephanie said...

I so wish I was eating this for lunch. It looks amazing!

amy b.s. said...

homemade noodles totally remind me of helping my grandma cook when i was little. love this!

Kate @ Daffodils said...

making your own noodles?? Impressive!

Jill @ ACharmedLife said...

looks delicious-- and impressive!! thanks for sharing :) if i ever am feeling brave in the kitchen, I just might try it!!

Married...with a Pup said...

WOW, looooks so amazing! Seriously perfect for a cold day!

Carlie said...

You always share tasty looking recipes on this blog! YUM!

Anita said...

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Shannon said...

Wow! That looks so scrumptious. Soup is my favorite thing to eat on a chilly day.

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Tamra {ever swoon} said...

That looks delish!!! Totally saving this... maybe even tonight, not feeling my best and I think this will do the trick.

Erin said...

Meg...seriously?! You amaze me. You made your noodles?! Where did you come from?! ha ha!!

Kira said...

I will be honest, that is way too much work for me! But, it does look delicious.

Meg Cady said...

OMG I totally am now inspired to make my own noodles! You rock!!!

{meg}

REBrown said...

I love love LOVE soup like this. Thanks for sharing!

Rod and Alex - aka: "Rolex" said...

Goodness! You make this look easy! I'm tempted to try it! :) Mmm!

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

My hubby always makes homemade chicken noodle soup in the pressure cooker but we've never made our own noodles. You make it look so simple!

Stephanie said...

wow. this looks amazing!! you make it look so easy to make I almost want to try it tomorrow!

Mr. Taylor and his Lady said...

yum girl! you actually make a complicated meal seem easiest enough for someone like me to make :)
xo TJ

Jamie said...

Yummy!!! I've never made my own noodles before, now I can't wait!!!

stephanie said...

This kind of makes me want to eat meet again! ; )

Mae said...

ok that is seriously amazing! you made your own noodles!
and you made it look so easy!
I must try it
xx

Chelsea said...

Homemade noodles?? I'm so impressed. It looks so delicious!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

You are so talented seriously when it comes to the kitchen...that looks super good!

brooke field said...

Mmm soup is my favorite in the winter!

Lexie Loo, Lily Boo, and Dylan Too! said...

That looks delicious!

Natalie said...

Yum...I love some good soup!

Ashley said...

I love chicken noodle soup. Makes me think about staying home from school when I was sick, soothing on the throat, and served with saltines!

BeckyJo606 said...

I am such a soup person! I think it is so yummy and comforting! This looks delicious! :)