Saturday, February 15, 2014

Homemade Chicken and Noodles

Yes, I am well aware that my last post was about our healthy kick, and homemade noodles doesn't exactly fit into the 'healthy' category. But we made these here while back, and I forgot to post.
A couple years back, Momma started making homemade Chicken and Noodles. It is one of Daddy's favorite meals ever-he would eat them every day if he had the chance. I'm not a soup fan, but if I'm going to each chicken and noodles, I'd much rather have these homemade ones. People think homemade noodles are difficult, but they really aren't that bad. And the taste is well worth the effort!!

Here's what to do:
Boil 2 bone-in chicken breasts with:
1/2 onion, chopped
carrots or celery (optional)

Once your chicken is done, turn your stove off for the time being. You will need to de-bone it by pulling all of the chicken away from the bones with your fingers. Now you are ready to make your noodles.

 Get out a large cutting board (or if you prefer, you can do this in a bowl) and measure out 2 cups of flour. Also a sprinkle of salt, pepper, and a little garlic. Take your fist and make an impression in the middle of your pile of dry ingredients.

Now place your 2 egg into the indention that you created.
Now slowly mix with your hands until all ingredients are well combined (this is going to be a bit messy). If your mixture is too moist, add more flour. If it is too dry, add a small amount of water.
When you have your dough to the correct consistency, move your ball of dough to the side. Remove any remainder of dough you have on your board.

 Then well flour the cutting board. Now roll out your dough. It needs to be very very thin, because as they boil, they will plump up.
Now you can use a pizza cutter to cut the noodles to the width you would like. As you cut them, reflour them and place in a pile to the side.

Now is the time to put bring your broth back to a boil. Add your chicken. As soon as the water is at a rolling boil, add in your noodles. They will literally need only a couple of minutes. As soon as they begin to float, they are finished. Now turn down the heat to Low to keep warm.

Serve and enjoy!!

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