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Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup


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  • 2 quarts water
  • 3 quarts chicken stock
  • 2 celery stalks with leaves, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 1/2 vidalia onion, diced
  • 2 bone-in chicken breasts
  • 5 bone-in chicken legs
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 bag wide egg noodles (or to your liking)


Level of difficulty Average
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Combine water and chicken stock in a large pot.

Step 2

Boil chicken for 30 minutes in water and stock mixture, with the bone in.

Step 3

Remove chicken and de-bone, then return bones to the pot and boil for an additional hour.

Step 4

While the stock is boiling, dice vegetables and shred chicken meat.

Step 5

Remove bones from the stock and strain. Return stock to pot and add meat, vegetables, and spices. Cook for about 15 minutes.

Step 6

Add noodles and cook until both the noodles and vegetables are soft. Around 10 additional minutes.

Step 7

Add salt to taste.


Serve with water crackers.

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  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • Water


  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup tomato sauce


  1. Mix flour, sugar, salt, milk, and water in a pan, and mix until you form a dough.
  2. In a saucepan, heat a splash of olive oil and add the onion. Cook on medium-high until onion has softened.  
  3. Add the ground beef, and add the salt, water, and tomato sauce. When the meat has browned, remove from heat. 
  4. Dust a flat surface with flour, and roll out the dough into a flat sheet. 
  5. Use a ramekin or cup to cut out circles. 
  6. Add a dollop of beef-tomato mixture to the center of each circle. 
  7. Pinch the dough into a little pocket.
  8. Bake in the oven at 350° F for 15 minutes.
  9. Enjoy!

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