This is a recipe my grandmother used. She lived on a chicken farm, so it is as basic and simple as it can get. Usually all we have to accompany this recipe is mashed potatoes. It’s really nice on cold days and extremely cheap to make.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Remove any giblets, rinse the chicken with cold water, and place it into a large saucepan of water. Add 1 teaspoon salt, and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to a medium low, and simmer about 1 hour, skimming foam from the broth, until the chicken meat is tender.

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  • Mix the flour with a dash of salt in a bowl. With your fingers, make a depression in the top of the flour and drop in the eggs. Add the oil, and stir the eggs into the flour to make a stiff dough. Knead the dough for about 10 minutes, until smooth and elastic, and let it rest, covered, for about 10 minutes.

  • Cut the dough in half, and roll each piece out, on a well-floured surface, into a rectangle shape until it's about 1/8 of an inch thick. Sprinkle the dough sheet with flour, and roll it up into a loose cylinder. With a sharp knife, cut 1/2 inch wide noodles from the roll. Unroll the noodles, and sprinkle with flour to prevent them from sticking together.

  • Remove the chicken from the broth and let cool about 10 to 15 minutes, until it's cool enough to handle. Remove the skin and strip all of the meat from the bones, and return the chicken meat to the broth. Bring the broth back to a boil, drop in the fresh noodles, and let simmer over medium-low heat for about 10 minutes, until the noodles are tender, slightly puffed and lighter in color.

Cook's Note

You can substitute 1 cup of whole wheat flour for 1 cup of all-purpose flour for the noodles. The dough will be stiffer and harder to knead.

Nutrition Facts

364 calories; 15.4 g total fat; 168 mg cholesterol; 440 mg sodium. 24 g carbohydrates; 30 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2009
You got it Girl! I'm 73 years old and this is my mother's recipe to a "T"! All of you new cooks out there---take this one to heart it's the real deal. It's a must for "purist" cooks who enjoy REAL homemade food! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/04/2009
With really old-time recipes comes the good and the bad. Homemade noodles are very very good. The bad part is these cooks didn't know...or didn't have...the things that make a dish like this excellent. I would never make this without adding onion celery black pepper and thyme...and usually carrots too. These things make the broth taste like a million bucks. So if you're putting the considerable time into making this it's definitely worth a few more minutes to chop some veggies...and it's better for you. Oh and for those watching their fat intake just skim any fat off the top with a big spoon and discard it. Read More
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22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2009
You got it Girl! I'm 73 years old and this is my mother's recipe to a "T"! All of you new cooks out there---take this one to heart it's the real deal. It's a must for "purist" cooks who enjoy REAL homemade food! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2009
You got it Girl! I'm 73 years old and this is my mother's recipe to a "T"! All of you new cooks out there---take this one to heart it's the real deal. It's a must for "purist" cooks who enjoy REAL homemade food! Read More
(30)
Rating: 1 stars
01/04/2009
With really old-time recipes comes the good and the bad. Homemade noodles are very very good. The bad part is these cooks didn't know...or didn't have...the things that make a dish like this excellent. I would never make this without adding onion celery black pepper and thyme...and usually carrots too. These things make the broth taste like a million bucks. So if you're putting the considerable time into making this it's definitely worth a few more minutes to chop some veggies...and it's better for you. Oh and for those watching their fat intake just skim any fat off the top with a big spoon and discard it. Read More
(20)
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Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2009
Just like Chicken and Noodles should be! Easy recipe and absolutely delicious I think some people are expecting this to be a soup recipe but this is something completely different. I always serve this over mashed potatoes and always get rave reviews. This recipe is the same one my great-grandma used and is soo comforting. Also DO NOT put this in a crockpot when first making as the broth needs to be hot enough for the noodles to form if not they will just turn gummy. Great recipe Clara! 3 Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2009
You go girl!!! This is basic simple homecooking at it's best like my mother and grandmother did. The only difference is they called it Chicken and Dumplings and served it with vegetables not mashed potatos. My mother would never serve two starches at the same meal. If you want more spices then add them...I prefer just salt and pepper for this dish but everyone has different tastes. If you want it easier then get store bought noodles but it won't taste as good and this is worth the mess that it makes in the kitchen. After all the kitchen is supossed to get messed up sometimes otherwise we would all be eating frozen dinners cooked in the microwave. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/03/2009
I needed to doctor this one up a lot. It has no herbs vegetables or seasonings in it other than the salt! I was going to give it one star but the noodles turned out very well. I added a bay leaf and seasoning salt and pepper and minced onion in with the chicken while it cooked. Then added some minced garlic and put the noodles in. I tried the broth and thought it was very bland. So I added quite a few cubes of chicken bullion parsley and a tsp of poultry seasoning. I also thickened it a bit with a cup of water with two tbsp of cornstarch mixed in to make it thicker. But that was my preference. I think this recipe has good "bones" but needs some work. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2009
This recipe brings back memories of being raised on the farm. On Saturday evening my Baba would behead a chicken & throw it in the pot for Sunday dinner. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2009
Delicious! Fresh wholesome food. THIS is cooking. The problem is not the recipe but the time. But how much time is spent shopping for fresh basil dried tomatoes fresh rosemary and the whole kaboodle without which no recipe is complete these days? Improvise..... Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/02/2009
The idea is great but the recipe cries for some seasoning. Sage thyme rosemary onions garlic. Anything would turn this blah dish into something that pops. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2009
I have been making this for years and it is good. This is my Moms recipe of many years back. If you have a little time this is good. Enjoy! Read More
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