Chicken (Noodle) Soup

Posted: 04/07/2013 in Savoury, Soup
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 It’s been a while since I posted here, but I’ve been accumulating recipes and photos of said recipes in action during that time. One of those recipes that I’m particularly please with is this one for chicken noodle soup, from Smitten Kitchen.

I won’t go too far into the details – if you want something more in-depth, the Smitten Kitchen link can provide that for you. After the first attempt I tend to go with a rough outline from memory anyway, so here you go:

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Ingredients

1.5kg chicken leg pieces

1 onion

water

potato, diced

carrot, diced

other veg – e.g. celery – as desired

herbs (parsley and thyme, or whatever takes your fancy)

 

Instructions

Saute the onion until golden brown. Add the chicken; saute this until it is also browned.

Add water to cover the chicken and herbs of your choosing, and boil for 20min or so, scooping off any scum that rises to the top.

Remove the chicken. Strain the stock into a bowl.

Pour the stock back into the pan, bring to the boil, and add the veg. Boil until tender.

At this point, if you’re going to serve it, you can add noodles and boil for as long as it takes to cook them. But be warned – if you’re inexperienced in the world of noodles, like I was, and feeling like adding the noodles before storing the soup, DON’T. Noodles are.. absorbent. You end up with something that tastes nice, but really isn’t soup.

Break up as much of the chicken as you want in the soup, and add. The rest can be refridgerated for sandwiches and the like.

Serve!

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