Saturday, January 15, 2011


This wonderful recipe is just perfect for the cold weather we are having here.  ENJOY!


2 cups flour, sifted, plus more

1/2 tsp. kosher salt, plus more to taste

2 eggs, plus 1 yolk

8 cups chicken stock

2 tsp. dried sage

1 1/2 tsp. dried thyme

1 1/2 tsp. fennel seeds

5 whole black peppercorns

4 cloves garlic, minced

3 ribs celery, cut into 2 pieces

2 carrots, peeled and cut into 2 pieces

1 large onion, chopped

1 dried bay leaf

1 3 1/2-lb. chicken, cut into 8 pieces

2 tbsp. minced flat-leaf parsley

Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  1. Make the noodles: Combine flour and salt in a bowl. Make a well in center; add eggs, yolk, and 1 tbsp. water. Using a fork, mix flour into eggs to form a dough. Transfer dough to a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth, 5–6 minutes. Divide dough into 4 portions and cover with plastic wrap; set aside.
  2. In a large pot, combine stock, sage, thyme, fennel, peppercorns, garlic, celery, carrots, onions, bay leaf, chicken, and 2 cups water. Bring to a boil; reduce to medium-low. Simmer, skimming off fat, for 1 hour.
  3. Put chicken on a plate. Strain soup through a fine strainer into a large pot; place celery and carrots in a bowl. Discard remaining solids. Remove and discard chicken skin and bones. Chop chicken, celery, and carrots into bite-size pieces; transfer to soup.
  4. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Working with one dough portion at a time, lightly flour and roll out to 1/16" thickness. Cut dough into 1/4"-wide noodles; transfer to floured baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough. Shake excess flour off noodles; boil until tender, 8–10 minutes. Drain noodles; transfer to soup. Stir in parsley; season with salt and pepper.

    We are out of town for the next few days, but I have posts ready to run.
    See you soon,


    The recipe for this hearty soup comes from Babushka's Kitchen and was first published in Saveur in Issue #132.

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Anonymous said...

oh Teresa,
this sounds wonderful...
did you save me some??
it looks sooo good....
will try to make some yet this weekend,
have a great Saturday..

michele at hellolovelyinc said...

thank you for this, Teresa! really. it sounds perfect to make on this chilly day--i'm on it!


AB HOME Interiors said...

Sounds delightful. It has been so cold in TN. I would love to curl up next to the fire, sip some cocoa and enjoy some warm soup!

Luciane at said...

Hi Teresa!

Just tried to send you a comment. I don't know what happened... anyways, I'm sorry I didn't come here lately.. I've been super busy, but I was thinking about you.

If you read my post today you'll see me complaining about the cold and this is just perfect! I'm going to make it for dinner! I'm missing eating soup.


Luciane at

Fifi Flowers said...

I made a pot of chicken noodle soup today and it's a hot 80 degrees day here in SoCal... It will be perfect for my cold...

Karena said...

So delish!! Especially in this frigid Kansas City weather, with more snow on its way!!

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Kristin said...

Mmmmmmmm. There is nothing quite like homemade chicken noodle soup!

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