Recipe by Clara <3
"This is a recipe my grandmother used. She lived on a chicken farm, so it is as basic and simple as it can get. Usually all we have to accompany this recipe is mashed potatoes. It’s really nice on cold days and extremely cheap to make. "
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1 (3 pound)
salt, or to taste
You got it Girl! I'm 73 years old and this is my mother's recipe to a "T"! All of you new cooks out there---take this one to heart, it's the real deal. It's a must for "purist" cooks who enjoy REAL homemade food!
With really old-time recipes comes the good and the bad. Homemade noodles are very very good. The bad part is, these cooks didn't know...or didn't have...the things that make a dish like this excellent. I would never make this without adding onion, celery, black pepper, and thyme...and usually carrots too. These things make the broth taste like a million bucks. So if you're putting the considerable time into making this, it's definitely worth a few more minutes to chop some veggies...and it's better for you. Oh, and for those watching their fat intake, just skim any fat off the top with a big spoon, and discard it.
Just like Chicken and Noodles should be! Easy recipe and absolutely delicious, I think some people are expecting this to be a soup recipe but this is something completely different. I always serve this over mashed potatoes and always get rave reviews. This recipe is the same one my great-grandma used and is soo comforting. Also, DO NOT put this in a crockpot when first making as the broth needs to be hot enough for the noodles to form, if not they will just turn gummy. Great recipe Clara! <3
You go girl!!! This is basic simple homecooking at it's best like my mother and grandmother did. The only difference is they called it Chicken and Dumplings and served it with vegetables not mashed potatos. My mother would never serve two starches at the same meal. If you want more spices then add them...I prefer just salt and pepper for this dish but everyone has different tastes. If you want it easier, then get store bought noodles, but it won't taste as good and this is worth the mess that it makes in the kitchen. After all, the kitchen is supossed to get messed up sometimes otherwise we would all be eating frozen dinners cooked in the microwave.
This recipe brings back memories of being raised on the farm. On Saturday evening my Baba would behead a chicken & throw it in the pot for Sunday dinner.
I needed to doctor this one up a lot. It has no herbs, vegetables or seasonings in it other than the salt! I was going to give it one star, but the noodles turned out very well. I added a bay leaf and seasoning salt and pepper and minced onion in with the chicken while it cooked. Then added some minced garlic and put the noodles in. I tried the broth and thought it was very bland. So I added quite a few cubes of chicken bullion, parsley and a tsp of poultry seasoning. I also thickened it a bit with a cup of water with two tbsp of cornstarch mixed in to make it thicker. But that was my preference. I think this recipe has good "bones" but needs some work.
Delicious! Fresh, wholesome food. THIS is cooking. The problem is not the recipe, but the time. But, how much time is spent shopping for fresh basil, dried tomatoes, fresh rosemary and the whole kaboodle without which no recipe is complete these days? Improvise.....
Just like my grandma makes! Thank you for posting. It's perfect. Note for those who don't know, this is more like a gravy consistency (flavored mostly by pepper) and used much the same. Also great served at any potluck, Thanksgiving family buffet, or with any poultry! Pure comfort food :) I can eat it alone.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Simple Chicken and Noodles
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 138
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