I don’t know what kind of virus has been going around lately but everyone in the family has it. I got a request from my youngest to make some Chicken Noodle Soup. I hear that chicken soup has natural antibiotics in it and that is why it makes you feel better. I don’t know if that is true or not but it is very comforting to eat homemade chicken soup. I like to cook it in the crockpot. The crockpot makes everything so much easier.
Cut up and skin a whole 3 1/2 to 4 pound chicken. Put it in the crockpot. Chop 3 carrots and 2 celery stalks. Add that to the crockpot. Chop 1 onion. (I cut the onion in wedges so it can be removed later. My family doesn’t like chewing onions but I wanted the flavor in the soup. )
Add 2 1/2 teaspoons of salt.
Add 2 teaspoons of dried parsley flakes.
Add 3/4 teaspoons of dried marjoram leaves.
Add 1/2 teaspoon of dried basil leaves.
Add 1/4 teaspoon of poultry seasoning
Add 1/4 teaspoon of pepper.
Add 1 bay leaf.
Add 6 cups of water and stir. Cover and cook on low for 10 hours.
This is what the soup looks like after cooking for 10 hours. mmmmm………..
Remove the chicken from the soup. Let the pieces cool off, then remove some of the meat and put it back in the soup. Our family doesn’t like a lot of meat in the soup especially after being sick. It’s mostly the broth part that they want to eat, so I freeze the rest of the meat.
Add 4 cups of water to the soup.
Turn crockpot to High. Add about 1 1/2 to 2 cups of egg noodles. Cook for 1 hour. It is ready to be eaten up!! Always seems to go good with saltine crackers too!! The ultimate comfort food when a person is sick!!!