Chicken Noodle Soup

  • Serves

    serves 8-10

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The recipe for this hearty soup comes from Babushka’s Kitchen.


  • 2 cups flour, sifted, plus more
  • 12 tsp. kosher salt, plus more to taste
  • 2 eggs, plus 1 yolk
  • 8 cups chicken stock
  • 2 tsp. dried sage
  • 1 12 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1 12 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


Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 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 ¼"-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.

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