If you want to serve up a hearty, comforting soup that your family will love, noodles poured over broth are the way to go. They are so quick and easy to make, and you can even add in some vegetables and protein if you like!
Getting Started with Homemade Chicken Broth
One of the easiest ways to make homemade chicken broth is by using leftover chicken bones. Throw them into a pot, add onion, carrots, bay leaf, parsley stems, salt, and herbs, and let simmer until you have a flavorful, meaty stock. Then, freeze the rest in ice cube trays and pop them into freezer-proof bags to keep small amounts on hand for risottos and sauces that call for broth.
You can also use store-bought chicken broth if you like, but it will be missing a lot of the depth and flavor that homemade makes. If you prefer, you can add in some bouillon or chicken base to give your broth a little boost of extra flavor.
Preparing the Noodles
Making noodles en brodo is a simple and straightforward process that involves sauteing the veggies in a butter/flour roux, then boiling the broth and adding the pasta in once it is hot. You can use dried noodles or homemade egg noodles, depending on what you have in your pantry and fridge.
Regardless of what you use, make sure you cut the veggies up ahead of time so they don’t take long to cook and are not too mushy. You can even cut up the vegetables the night before or in the morning so they are ready to go when you are!
This recipe is also a great shortcut because you can use rotisserie chicken that you already have in your fridge. You can also cook and shred your own chicken, which will save you a lot of time in the kitchen!
You’ll need a few shortcut ingredients for this recipe, but you’ll be happy you did! These shortcuts will help you get this dish on the table in no time and allow you to spend more time enjoying your family.
Veggies: You can add any vegetables you have on hand, but I recommend sticking with carrots and celery. They’ll make the broth thicker and help keep it from getting too watery.
Noodles: I recommend choosing egg noodles for this dish because they are thick and will help soak up the liquid in the broth. You can also use regular noodles if you prefer, but they won’t be as flavorful.
Seasoning the Noodles: You can easily season the noodles with salt and pepper before cooking them. You can also sprinkle on some fresh thyme or basil for more flavor.
Freezing the Noodles: You can freeze the noodles for up to 3 months in an airtight container. Then, reheat them when you’re ready to serve the soup.
If you are looking for a quick and delicious meal that is sure to please the whole family, you will love this chicken noodle soup recipe!