Homemade Chicken Noodles

October 12, 2008 – 5:38 pm

This is comfort food at its best. The recipe comes to me from my husband’s folks.

Homemade Chicken Noodles
Makes a whole lot


1 whole chicken, ~ 4-5 lbs
4 gallons of water
1 dozen eggs
10-12 cups of flour
Chicken bouillon cubes (I prefer Wyler)

Warning: This is an all-day evolution, but it’s worth it!

Clean off all counters and tables. You’re going to need the real estate!

Pull out your largest stock pot. Rinse off the chicken in the sink and remove any organs, neck, etc. that the store kindly included. Put the chicken into the stock pot and cover completely with water. Add some salt and pepper and 4 bouillon cubes. Let simmer over medium low heat for 2-3 hours or until the chicken is cooked completely and falling off the bone.

In the meantime, in a large mixing bowl or with your stand mixer, knead together 12 eggs, enough flour to make it a dough (anywhere from 9 to 14 cups of flour depending on the day), and salt and pepper to taste – about ½ tsp salt and 1 tsp of pepper for me. The dough should be slightly sticky still, but easy to roll.

Roll out the dough to one sixteenth of an inch thickness (a pasta machine is a godsend here, but a rolling pin works great too) and cut into long strips about an inch wide.

Set the noodles out to dry on all that clean counter space or use a pasta drying tree like mine. Dry for 2 hours on the tree or 3-4 hours on the counter. They should be stiff, but still pliable when they’re ready.

When the chicken is done, remove it to a large bowl, leaving all the broth in the pot. Skin and de-bone the chicken, and return all the meat to the stock pot. Add more salt and pepper and bouillon if necessary. Simmer for another 30 minutes to an hour as the noodles finish drying. Add the noodles to the stock pot and turn up the heat to medium high. Cook the noodles for 5-10 minutes or until the broth is slightly thickened and the noodles are cooked through and tender.

Dish up and enjoy!

Nutritional Information Per Large Bowl Full (about 4 cups)

Calories 549
Fat 20 g
Saturated Fat 6 g
Cholesterol 207 mg
Sodium 415 mg
Carbohydrates 56 g
Fiber 2 g
Protein 32 g
Vitamin A 7%
Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 5%
Iron 27%

  1. 3 Responses to “Homemade Chicken Noodles”

  2. It is an all day project but worth it because everyone likes it so much. This meal comes from Shaun’s grandma Shirley and I’m not sure who before that. We have never reduced it to actual measurements so it’s to your credit that you did. Have you ever made a Black Forest Cake? Shaun used to really like those and I have lost the recipe I used in the past – the new ones I find don’t seem to taste as good.

    By Bonnie on Nov 7, 2008

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