Mom's Easy Chicken & Homemade Noodles

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep
45 mins
Cook
30 mins

I was browsing chicken & noodle recipes on Zaar, but there aren't many with homemade noodles & IMHO that's the best part. I am posting the current evolution of my mother's (my grandmother's) recipe before I start to forget it. The flour amounts are not specific because it's always different. I just add more as needed to keep the dough workable. Sometimes I use cans of herbed chicken broth or substitute seasoned salt for the regular salt. This is a recipe from memory & I am constantly making little changes to it, but it's always satisfying at the table. Comfort food at it's best. Simple, filling & especially good on a cold winter day. Don't let the length of instructions intimidate. This is very easy, I'm just very detailed. I hope you will give it a try.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. In large stock pot, combine chicken, salt & water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover & simmer til chicken is fully cooked.
  2. While chicken cooks, combine eggs & salt in mixing bowl (I use a stand mixer with dough hook attachment, but it can be mixed by hand with a fork) & beat eggs slightly. Gradually add flour & milk to eggs & continue mixing until the flour is incorporated & dough is no longer sticky to the touch. Slightly more or less flour may be necessary, depending on the size of your eggs.
  3. When dough is ready, form into a ball & turn out onto a well floured surface. Knead by hand a few times, adding more flour if it gets sticky again. Pat into a round & then roll out into a large rectangle about 12x15 or so & 1/4 inch thick. Be sure to flip dough often, keeping it well floured so it doesn't stick.
  4. Starting at a short end, use a pizza cutter to cut the dough into 1/4 inch wide (or smaller)strips. (To do the cutting with a sharp knife: flour the top of your rectangle, roll up jelly roll style & slice into 1/8 inch spirals.) When all strips are cut, unroll if needed & toss them with enough flour to keep them from sticking together. Spread noodles out in a single layer on your rolling surface & leave to dry a bit while you are finishing the chicken.
  5. When chicken is cooked, remove to a cutting board, (discarding the water it was cooked in) & use two forks to shred it into bite-sized lengths.
  6. Add the chicken broth to the stock pot & bring broth & water to a boil.
  7. Add noodles & whatever flour is with them to the boiling pot.
  8. Add the shredded chicken & stir gently. Reduce heat to low to medium-low and simmer, uncovered, for about 10 minutes.
  9. Add the cream of chicken soup & stir well. If this makes the mixture too thick, add enough of the optional water to make your desired consistency. we like it a bit stew-like, but still thin enough to look like gravy on mashed potatoes.
  10. Simmer all for another 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until noodles are tender. Timing really depends on how thick your noodles are cut. We like them a little on the thick side. Serve over mashed potatoes.