Grandma's Chicken Noodle Soup

Grandma's Chicken Noodle Soup

One of my first memories is this cooking away on my Grandma's stove and it smelled SO good. Then over the years my Mom made it and now I make it at least twice a year in the winter. It freezes well so it's perfect to grab for lunches. It really doesn't take time to put together, it's just letting it simmer on the stove. Perfect for an afternoon at home. This is so good on a cold winter day with a big slice of homemade or your favorite artisan bread.

1 whole chicken

3 quarts cold water

1 cup carrots, diced

1 cup celery, diced

1/2 cup onion chopped


1 bay leaf

2 teaspoons salt

3 cups uncooked egg noodles


Place chicken in large kettle with cold water.  Cover and bring slowly to boil. Add vegetables, bay leaf and salt.  Cover; simmer very gently about 3 hours. Remove chicken when tender.  Cool.  Remove chicken from bone.  Boil noodles separately according to package directions.  Add noodles and pieces of chicken to original broth mixture.