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Chicken Noodle Soup


Last Sunday I roasted a chicken and it was the perfect main dish on that wintry day.  I cleaned the chicken from the bones for storage and then saved the roasted bones and the neck that had been part of the giblets pack. 
Today, I made a simple chicken stock with the bones, chunks of sweet onion and celery, garlic, and I tossed in a handful of green beans I had in the fridge for a little additional flavor.  Since the chicken had been roasted with lots of rosemary even the bones were full of that flavor so I opted not to add any other herbs or flavorings at this point. I covered the everything with water and then set it so simmer for about 3 hours. 
I strained the stock – removing all the solids.  I kept some for today’s soup and divided the rest and froze it for use another day. 
The stock for today was transferred to a clean saucepan, and then I added more chunks of onion, one hot pepper, several sprigs of sage, salt and pepper.  Next in were noodles.  I let the noodles boil for about 10 minutes and then added lots of chicken meat.  I continued heating until the noodles were completely cooked and the chicken was hot.  I found I needed a bit more salt at this point. 
I scooped the soup into a bowl, inhaled the sage saturated steam and then began to eat a very satisfying lunch. 
  1. Christian permalink
    13-Feb-2008 6:26 am

    It\’s remind me of Ramen , a japanese tradicional meal with soup and noodles. I love it. In fact i like most of the chinese recipes i have tried so far. Do you like asian cookery ?P.D: the ramen i most commonly eat, its the instantaneous, like "Maru-Chan" and other alike, but the home made its the best! Greetings!

  2. Culinary permalink
    15-Feb-2008 5:58 am

    Hi Chris,
    In some ways it\’s like ramen – they both have noodles and broth!  ;-)  I do like Asian food and go through phases where I cook a lot of it.  But it\’s been a while since I\’ve really foucsed on it.  Hmmm. Now you\’ve got me thinking….

  3. Styln permalink
    15-Feb-2008 8:32 am

    Perfection! Sounds soooo good! Chicken noodle soup is one of my fav meals!

  4. Culinary permalink
    15-Feb-2008 9:56 am

    Stylin:  definitely comfort food!

  5. Xingxing permalink
    21-Feb-2008 5:02 am

    I am sure that you are a very good cook.
    I am in China. Hot pot is the most popular here. :)

  6. Xingxing permalink
    21-Feb-2008 5:03 am

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