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grandma's chicken and noodles

a recipe by
Dana Clark
bucyrus, OH

This is how my Grandma Alvie made it. I tend to add more bullion and carrots and potatoes but this is served best over Mashed potatoes with a side of corn on the cob. :) adjust recipe according to number of people by adding more eggs and flour accordingly. 3 eggs is enough for two people but add an egg or two per extra person. All seasonings are to taste. Grandma liked her's lightly flavored without excess, I prefer stronger with additional spices. adjust to your tastes.

serves 4
cook time 3 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For grandma's chicken and noodles

  • 3
  • 3 c
    all purpose flour
  • 3 Tbsp
    salt and pepper
  • SOUP
  • 5
    chicken leg quarters
  • 10
    chicken bouillon cubes
  • 3 Tbsp
    salt and pepper
  • 4 c
    carrots, chopped
  • 6 c
    potatoes, diced
  • 5 dash
    garlic powder with parsley
  • 4 dash
    onion powder
  • 2 pinch
    oregano, dried
  • 5
    chicken bouillon cubes

How To Make grandma's chicken and noodles

  • 1
    Start Soup by adding leg quarters, 10 bullion cubes and salt and pepper to taste. (add the additional seasonings and cubes if you are making the one pot meal.) Boil keeping your broth level with 3/4th of your soup pot. When you can poke the chicken with a fork and the meat falls off strain broth. Return broth to pan and clean the meat only from the chicken quarters. Return meat to pot. This is the point where you can add your additional veggies if you wanted the one pot meal option.
  • 2
    While soup is cooking chicken to perfection... Batter eggs in a large bowl until completely mixed whites and yolks. Stir in salt and pepper. Mix flour in until dough is only slightly tacky but can be handled without sticking to you. This makes for a solid noodle. You can roll this dough out flat on top of flour with a floured rolling pin and cut to slightly larger noodles with a pizza cutter or you can cut it into shape or dip out small teaspoon sized dough lumps and drop them into the soup once your chicken has been returned to the pot.
  • 3
    add the noodles or dumplings in slowly while stirring the soup making sure they do not stick while cooking. after all the dough has been added cook for an additional ten to fifteen minutes to your preference. Serve over mashed potatoes with fried chicken or have the one pot version and enjoy!!