Recipe by ~Leslie~
This is a recipe from my Mother in Law who was from a Mennonite family in Manitoba. This soup Is common there, and they just call it simply "Noodle Soup". This will be unlike any other Chicken Noodle you have had. There are healing qualities in the cinnamon and anise, a great elixer for colds/flu. I love it, hope you do too!
Top Review by Chey's mom
I also having a mennonite background from Manitoba have been eating this soup for years. we dont' put the cinnamon in our and our pinch of pepper is lots. It tastes wonderful and cures all sickness's.
- 1 (3 -4 lb) roasting chickens
- 2 quarts chicken broth (premade or store bought will do)
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 pinch pepper
- 1⁄2 cinnamon stick
- 3 whole star anise (if you can't find star anise seed in it's whole form, then use anise seed, take a spice ball and fil)
- 3 tablespoons butter
- fine egg noodles, the really thin skinny kind
Directions See How It's Made
- Skin the chicken so it is not so fatty.
- Put chicken and broth in a big pot.
- Add anise, bay leaves, pepper and cinnamon stick.
- Simmer for 2- 2 1/2 hours, skimming off foam occasionally.
- Add butter and simmer for about 1/2 hour.
- Remove the chicken and pull meat off carcass, place in a separate bowl.
- Skim off any remaining fat from broth.
- Cook your noodles in clean water and place in another separate bowl.
- To serve, fill your own bowl with noodles and meat desired, pour hot broth over top.