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Sunday, July 19, 2009

How I Make Chicken & Noodles

I pick out a fresh, plump chicken from my yard......





Place the cleaned bird in a pot, cover with cool water. Add onion, celery, garlic, 2 bay leaves, some red pepper flakes, kosher salt, black pepper, a pinch of thyme and basil.....

Simmer on low til tender.


While the chicken simmers I make my egg noodles.
Combine 2 cups of flour with 1 teaspoon of salt.......



Add three fresh egg yolks and one whole egg... blend well.
Then add 1/3 to 1/2 cup of water.


Knead the dough on a floured surface....



Divide the dough into 4ths.....





Roll out each piece as thick or thin as you like...... ( I like thick noodles)




Wrap the dough around your rolling pin........




Remove the rolling pin......



Cut the noodles as thick or thin as you like..... a pizza cutter works great.


Shake out the noodles and hang to dry for 2 hours.....



Remove the tender chicken and strain the broth......




Debone the chicken....



Cook the dried noodles in salted water until tender, then drain...... You can break the noodles into any length you like.



Add the noodles and chicken to the broth. Season with salt and pepper to taste....


That's it! A big pot of chicken and egg noodles.....



This makes a big batch. I divide it and freeze some for later. :)








15 comments:

Jen said...

Easy enough and looks great! Chicken n' noodles sounds great anytime to me. Thx Cowgirl. ~Jen

Rothe Homestead Farm said...

Wow, that looks great Cowgirl!!!
How did the bird get from the yard to the pot? LOL!!
I do like the way ya make noodles :)

Frugal Canadian Hermit said...

Thats very interesting Jeanie. Seems kinda time consuming, but probably well worth it in the end. It looks pretty tastey.

cowgirl said...

Thanks Jen,
It's one of my favorite farm yard meals. I get to use fresh eggs and plump hens....combined with a bit of flour and spices, it makes a nice filling supper. :)

cowgirl said...

Thanks Gene,
lol It's tricky getting the plump chicken into the pot. :)
You know what it's like when you raise your own food.
You could use this noodle recipe and make "beef n noodles" lol

cowgirl said...

Hi Mark,
Thanks!
It does take time to make but is worth the effort. There's no way I can eat all of it myself, so I divide the chicken n noodles into several meals.
Makes it handy for days when I'm too worn out to make anything to eat. lol

Anonymous said...

I think those homemade noodles are just what my "when your sick chicken soup remedy" needs. tee hee

Dr D

cowgirl said...

Hey Mr D, Great idea!
I bet they would be tasty with your chicken soup recipe. Thanks for the reminder. :)

Peanut Butter said...

Hey Cowgirl, these looked so awesome I decided to make some last night for dinner just based on your pictures...long story short, it was pretty much the best Chicken Noodle soup I've had...and I've made it from scratch before, but never the noodles. That was the trick. I think it's the homemade noodles that do it, 'cause, unfortunately, I don't have farm fresh eggs or chicken readily available...or affordable...here, but no worries. The only change I made was throwing in some chopped carrots and a handful of chopped chives.

Nicely done, good post!

cowgirl said...

Hey Peanut Butter, I'm so glad to hear that they turned out well for you. I appreciate you taking the time to let me know too!
I like the sound of your carrot and chive addition and will keep that in mind next time. It really sounds good!

Thanks so much for stopping by Peanut Butter! :)

Joseph said...

THANK YOU! My wife's gone for a while and I had to make some food for an engagement at work and this is what eveyrone wanted. Right now it's boiling and I'm trying to use a bread maker for the first time to make a loaf of bread. I could think of what to do about the hanging rack you have so I used the towel rack instead, worked like a champ. I'm pretty much just doubling your rescipie to hoefully make enough for 30 people. I bought a 3rd chicken and plenty of everything else if I need to, what do you think?

cowgirl said...

Joseph, that sounds great! It might not hurt to use that third chicken just to be safe, and freeze any leftovers.
Sounds like you are going to have a great time at work! What a nice thing to do.....making this for your co-workers! Way to go Joseph!!

I like your towel rack idea too. :)

Best of luck to you Joseph!

LT72884 said...

We used to raise chickens when i was young. I was 7 or 8, but now im 25, so this was years ago. Anyhow, i couldnt raise chickens now, i love em to much. There is no way you could get me to kill one of my chickens. They all end up my pets rather than food. Haha.

LT72884 said...

I know its late at night and im trolling your blog..I have nothing to do at work and im board as heck. That is in no way shape or form an insult to your blog lol. Im board cuz im at a call center. BOO!

cowgirl said...

lol Matt, I'm glad you are trolling my blog. :) It's always good to see ya.

I know what you mean about processing your own chickens. Raising your own food can be hard at times. I get attached to the cattle and pigs... not the shrimp though. :)