The Lady's Chicken Noodle Soup - Paula Deen

"This recipe is from the days that Paula Deen started "The Bag Lady", where her sons would go out and sell their mother's meals. The recipe is courtesy of Paula Deen, 2003 Television Food Network. She was very overwhelmed when she cooked this soup and it looked very good! Hope to be trying it very soon. 05/08/07 Update . .DELICIOUS, did change a few things around - first added carrots and celery to the stock, as well as dill (it really makes the soup even better.)"
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Ready In:
1hr 25mins





  • Add all ingredients to a soup pot.
  • Cook until chicken is tender, about 35-45 minutes.
  • Remove chicken from pot and set aside to cool.
  • Remove and discard bay leaves and onion.
  • You should have approximately 3 quarts of stock.
  • When chicken is cool enough to touch, pick bones clean, discarding bone, skin and cartilage.
  • Set chicken aside.

  • Bring stock back to a boil.
  • Add carrots, and cook for 3 minutes,.
  • Add celery and continue to cook for 5-10 minutes.
  • Add egg noodles and cook according to package instructions.
  • When noodles are done; add chicken, mushrooms, parsley, sherry and rosemary.
  • Add Parmesan and cream, if using.
  • Cook for another 2 minutes.
  • Adjust seasoning, if needed, by adding seasoning salt and pepper.
  • Enjoy along with a nice hot crusty loaf of French bread.

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  1. ratherbeswimmin
    This reminds me of the way my grandmother made chicken noodle soup. I did this in two steps--made the stock and deboned the chicken, chilled the stock in the refrigerator and then removed the fat that settled at the top. Next day, I made made the soup. This has such wonderful flavor and would be good anytime, but especially when you feel blah. This is a great recipe-Thanks for sharing it.
  2. Chef SuzyQ
    This is the BEST Chicken noodle soup ever! Definitely don't hold out on that cream and parmesan--it really makes this a dish to rave about. Also, I use 1 package of the frozen egg noodles for this--the brand we have here is "Grandma's." The frozen noodles are WAY better and truly taste homemade. This is an outstanding 10-star soup!
  3. Ellixstraz
    I have a different way of making broth: I like to use chicken feet/claws. The broth comes high in protein and collagen, and it's easy to do if you have a crockpot. Just let it run overnight. The second day I used Ms. Deen's recipe, cooking the chicken inside the broth from the day before. This left an extremely rich broth. So rich that the creme, parmesan and noodles were overkill. One thing I would add is a couple of tablespoons of habanero infused sherry.
  4. Tys Kitchen
    Really great. I did make some changes: 1) used 3 skinless/boneless chicken breasts 2) only used 2 pkgs. of chicken bouillon 3) only removed bay leaves from stock 4) skipped mushrooms, cream and cheese. Took just over an hour (was in a hurry) and made a terrific healthy lunch.
  5. sheri
    I have been making these for a few years. I have made it more times then I can count- for people that are sick, for potlucks, for families with new babies, etc. It is always a huge hit and they always ask for the recipe. Most proclaim it to be the best chicken noodle soup they have ever had. It's really that good. This is the one of the only recipes that I follow almost exactly (with the exception of seasoning to taste) and I always add the cream and cheese. This with a good piece of bread and a simple salad makes a fabulous meal!


  1. Ellixstraz
    Omitted the cheese, creme, and noodles.
  2. jln's mom
    Fabulous! This was just what we all needed, a good thick soup on a cold night.Thick and creamy. This makes a huge batch and we had no leftovers. I used Turkey instead of chicken to use up leftovers and we left out the mushrooms but otherwise followed the recipe, the cheese and cream took it to a whole new lever. we loved it, thanks for sharing.


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