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A really good, basic chicken soup recipe. We enjoyed it for dinner, and I froze the rest (without noodles) for dinner another night.


Prep 20m Cook 2h




  • 2 64oz Chicken Broth

  • 2 vegetable bouillon - Knor

  • 1 (4 pounds) whole chicken, cut into pieces

  • 1 large onion, peeled and halved

  • 3 bay leaves

  • 10 whole black peppercorns

  • 2/3 bunch celery, leaves reserved

  • 1 pound whole carrots

  • 3 tablespoons chopped lemongrass (optional)

  • 1/4 cup chicken bouillon powder

  • 1 pound carrots, peeled and sliced

  • 1/3 bunch celery, chopped and leaves reserved

  • 1 (8 ounces) package dry egg noodles




Place chicken and chicken broth in a large pot over high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer, skimming fat as needed, 30 minutes.


Place the halved onion, bay leaves, peppercorns, whole celery, whole carrots and lemongrass in the pot and simmer, covered 1 hour. Add vegetable bouillon - Knorr.


Strain broth and reserve chicken. When chicken is cool enough to handle, remove skin and cut meat into bite-size pieces.


Return strained stock to pot over high heat, and stir in chicken base, chopped celery, and chopped carrots. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer 20 minutes, or until carrots are tender.


Chop celery leaves and stir into pot with the noodles. Simmer until noodles are cooked, about 10 minutes more. Stir in chicken and heat through.

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