Monday, February 21, 2011

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

'Tis the season for colds, flus and germs in general! So there is no better time than now to share my recipe for chicken noodle soup. I promise it tastes better than anything you can get out of a can...and even when you are sick and your taste buds are seeminly on vacation, you will love this soup.

6 cups chicken stock (I prefer homemade but store bought will do)
500 grams broad egg noodles (more or less depending on how noodly you like it)
1 onion, chopped
1 jalapeno, diced
2 tsp oil
1 tsp medium strength curry powder
2-3 large carrots, chopped
1 leek, chopped (green and white parts only)
2 celery stalks, chopped
3 cups cooked chicken, pulled apart (save time and use a freshly precooked chicken from grocery store)

What to do
  • In a large stock pot or pan, heat oil.
  • Sautee onion, carrots, jalapeno and celery for about 4 minutes, until onions are translucent.
  • Add curry powder and stir for 30 seconds.
  • Add stock and bring to boil.
  • Add pasta.
  • Cook according to time on pasta package for al dente. Al dente is important as pasta will cook more when reheated.
  • Add chicken and heat through.
  • Serve.
If desired separate into individual containers and freeze. I find the egg noodles have a better consistency and less texture change when defrosted than other pastas.


  1. Nothing satisfies the body like a good bowl of homemade chicken soup! Delish!!


  2. I love your addition of jalapeno.....mmmmmmmmm.

  3. this looks so yummy and recipe is so easy ! I will give this a try :)

  4. Looking beautiful :-) Thanks for adding a tiny kick with the jalapeno. I always love a good homemade chicken noodle soup :-)

  5. There is nothing better then warm your body and soul then homemade chicken noodle soup. Looks delicious.

  6. I like the jalapeno in it. That would certainly help open any clogged sinuses! Looks delicious!

  7. ooh yum!
    i made chicken soup from scratch a couple days ago, for my first time.
    nottt bad, but not yet perfect.

    ill try to infuse some of your tips and recipes into mine the next time, and hopfully it`ll turn out delicious !

    thank you for dropping by my blog, it led me to a great one (;

  8. I love your recipe! Chicken noodle soup can be a little blah, but this sounds very yummy!

  9. I love it! Chicken noodle soup with a little kick!

  10. Totally agree with you that chicken soup is very comforting dish. Yum!

  11. Wonderful comfort soup. I love the little hint of zest with the jalapeno.

  12. Love the chicken soup. I could use a bowl of it for lunch today!...yummy zest, with a kick of jalapeno!