{almost} homemade chicken noodle soup

When I'm talking homemade I'm talking boiling a whole chicken all day in veggies and herbs making your house smell like grandma's on thanksgiving and your mouth salivating every time you walk by the kitchen. 
and when I'm saying not homemade- I do not mean the soup came from a can.....
alls I'm saying is its definitely homemade but not boiling a chicken all day. 

I do think a trick to having a good bowl of almost homemade chicken noodle soup is the chicken and the noodles (or dumplings). Are you with me?

For good chicken buy a rotisserie chicken. My favorite, and favorite price- is Costco's. sure you can boil some breasts and cut those up- but your soup won't taste the same.  

I take the chicken and pick it apart. Gather every scrap of meat off those bones.
!!save the juices at the bottom of the plastic rotisserie dish!!

In a large stock pot, on medium high heat add :
1 T EVOO, 1 chopped up onion and 2 minced garlic: cook and stir till onion is translucent

6 cans of chicken broth (I usually add like 4 and then 2 cans of water and bullion); AND the juice from the rotisserie chicken, (its really tasty therefore really important)

add the chicken you so very lovingly tore off its bones
5 cut carrots (give or take)
and 5 cut celery. (give or take) 
if your in the mood- throw in a bay leaf. 

Turn down the heat and let the concoction simmer together for as at least 20 minutes.(or more)
(I just found out about these and I'm so excited!!)
(these are really the whole reason I'm posting)
(I just want you to know about them)
(enough parenthesis?)

Grandma's noodles.
(am I the only one who didn't know about these babies?) 
you can find them in the "frozen bread" section of the freezer section
They look and taste JUST like homemade noodles. 

follow directions on the package. 
De-thaw them for assigned time. 

bring broth to boil and add thawed noodles to soup. boil for 6-9 minutes. 

and I suggest making some homemade quick breadsticks

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  1. I love making soup this way too!!! It is so yummy and always hits the spot. Those noodles are awesome. I use them for all kinds of other things too because they are so handy.

  2. I have never heard of those noodles, but I agree homeade noodles make it. I will have to try and find those. Looks so yummy!

  3. I can't wait to make this. Salivating!


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