Great-Aunt Nina's Noodles and Chicken Recipe -
Great-Aunt Nina's Noodles and Chicken Recipe
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Great-Aunt Nina's Noodles and Chicken

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"To a slow cooker chicken, I added an old family noodle recipe. If you want it to be more like a soup, add another quart of broth. This was a fixture at family reunions when I was a child, and the slow cooker makes it even easier."

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    8 hrs

    8 hrs 30 mins


  1. Place the carrots, onions and celery in the bottom of a slow cooker. Place the whole chicken on top of the vegetables and season with salt and pepper. Pour in the white wine and sprinkle basil over the top. Cover and cook on Low setting for 8 to 10 hours.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the eggs, water, salt, shortening and flour to form a stiff dough. After I've mixed in as much flour as possible using a fork, I knead the dough with my hand in the bowl to incorporate as much flour as possible. Let the dough rest for a few minutes.
  3. Roll the dough out on a well-greased board to 1/8 inch thickness. Use a pizza cutter or pie crust cutter to cut into strips about 1/2 inch wide and 3 inches long. Dust lightly with flour, and leave to dry for a few hours while the chicken cooks.
  4. When the chicken is done, remove the meat and vegetables to a platter. Transfer the juices to a large pot and stir in 2 quarts of chicken broth. Bring to a boil and add the noodles. Cook for about 10 minutes, until tender. Meanwhile, remove the meat from the chicken and shred. Discard bones and skin. When the noodles are done, return the vegetables to the pot and add shredded chicken meat. Serve.
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  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 03, 2006

I made it as soup and it's absolutely delicious! My kids loved it! I didn't use the slow cooker so we could eat sooner. The noodles were so easy, the batter was a bit sticky but I kept adding flour until it was just right. And they cooked up beautifully, didn't fall apart even on leftovers. I used chicken breasts instead of a whole chicken. Another option is to buy a rotisserie chicken, so it's already cooked, then pull the meat off and add it in the last step when putting everything together. I recommend this soup - absolutely delicious. Yum!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 19, 2011

I used dried noodles, because making my own sounds like too much hard work, what with 5 kiddies to cook for! But I have to agree with another review that the end result was quite bland, and we had to pep it up with salt/seasoning. I will stick with my good old favourite chicken & vegetable noodle soup recipe, and won't make this again. Sorry.

Nov 01, 2006

This is the closest recipe I've seen to my mother's standard chicken and noodles ever. The only difference when I prepare it myself is to add a little more basil, some thyme and a bay leaf to the slow cooking chicken. This is the ultimate comfort food, and much heartier than your plain ol' chicken noodle soup. In my family, we serve it up nice and thick, over buttery mashed potatoes. Mmmm...I'm hungry for it just thinking about it.

Oct 28, 2006

Delicious! The only change I made was that I used store-bought noodles instead of making my own since I was short on time. This will be a family favorite.

Dec 18, 2008

I made one modification to this wonderful recipe, which is similar to one of our "old" family favorites. Rather than use a whole chicken, which must be de-boned, I use boneless and skinless chicken breasts and thighs. If you are in a hurry, you may partially freeze them and then easily cut them prior to cooking.

Sep 23, 2008

I loved this because it was so easy. Added canned mushrooms and frozen peas during while the noodles boiled, used store-bought egg noodles and the addition of lots of spices at the end made it delicious!

Dec 11, 2006

I made this thinking it was going to be similar to the my traditional beef and noodles that I enjoyed as a child. It turned out to be more like a soup than Chicken and Noodles. It was very good but not what I anticpated. I'll be reducing the fluids next time or cutting the onion a bit differently.

Jul 02, 2008

I MADE THIS AS WRITTEN EXCEPT HAD TO SUB TOMATO/CHICKEN BROTH FOR THE CHICKEN BROTH. VERY TASTY!! My husband is the soup/stew MASTER! Really -everyting he cooks up is amazing and all from scratch. This was a great way to compete with him!! Thanks for a very good recipe.


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  • Calories
  • 423 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10.9 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 147 mg
  • 49%
  • Fat
  • 26.1 g
  • 40%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 32.3 g
  • 65%
  • Sodium
  • 377 mg
  • 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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