Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Ultimate Chicken Noodle Soup

This is a fantastic soup!


2 1/2 pounds skin on chicken thighs

1 1/4 pepper, divided

1/2 tsp. salt

1 Tbsp. canola oil

1 large onion, chopped ( about 2 cups)

1 garlic clove, minced

10 cups chicken broth

4 celery ribs, chopped ( about 2 cups)

4 medium carrots, chopped ( about 2 cups)

2 bay leaves

1 tsp. minced fresh thyme or 1/4 tsp. dried thyme

3 cups uncooked kluski noodles or any other egg noodles

1 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley

1 Tbsp. lemon juice


1. Pat chicken dry with a paper towel. Sprinkle with 1/2 tsp of salt and pepper. Heat oil in a 6 quart stockpot over med/high heat. Add chicken in batches, skin side down. Cook for 3-4 minutes until the skin is dark golden brown. Remove chicken from the pan. Carefully remove skin from the chicken. Discard the skin. Reserve 2 Tbsp of the drippings from the skins.

2. Add onions to the drippings from the skin. Cook and stir onions over med/high heat until tender. Add minced garlic, cook 1 minute. Add broth stirring the brown bits from the bottom of the pan. Bring to boil. Return the chicken to the pan. Add celery, carrots, bay leaves and thyme. Reduce heat-simmer covered for 25 to 30 minutes or until chicken is tender.

3. Remove chicken from the stockpot and transfer to a large plate. Remove the stockpot from heat. Add noodles to the broth and let stand to 20 minutes covered in the stockpot.

4. When chicken is cool enough to handle take the meat off the bones and shed ( I added it to my food processor). Add meat back to the stockpot. Stir in parsley, lemon juice and 1/4 tsp. pepper. Remove bay leaves.


  1. This looks just like the chicken soup my mom and grandmom used to make. Yum......brings back lots of memories. I will have to try and make it for me. Thanks Linda.

    1. Gabe is having dental work and needs soup and soft food. This hit the spot. Myra- I can't tell you how delicious it is! I need to come to PA and make you some!

    2. Yes, you sure do need to come to Pa. I hope Gabe is all done his dental work. You know I would love if you came here.

  2. Now that's my kind of meal...that looks and sounds delicious, Linda.

  3. Linda this looks so good. I had to get a new laptop then my internet was out for a few days. I missed getting into everything. Good to see you all..