Classic Chicken Noodle Soup With Reames Noodles


6 cups chicken stock

2 lbs bone in, skin on chicken thighs

2 stalks celery stalks chopped

1 medium onion diced

1 cup carrots chopped

2 tablespoon fresh parsley chopped

½ teaspoon dried rosemary

½ teaspoon dried thyme

1 tsp. salt

½ teaspoon pepper

12 oz reames noodles half a package

2 cups water


Step 1:

Start by heating olive oil in a dutch oven or large soup pot over medium heat.

Add mirepoix (diced onions, celery, and carrots) and saute for 5 minutes.

The onions will start to become translucent.

Step 2:

Next, place your chicken thighs (with the skin and bones still on) and salt in a pot along with your chicken stock and water.

Bring the pot to a boil, and then turn the heat down to a simmer.

Simmer the chicken thighs for 45-60 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through.

Step 3:

Once chicken is cooked, remove it from the pot to cool.

Add in spices and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Step 4:

While the ingredients are simmering in the pot, pull the chicken meat apart and throw out the bones and skin.

Step 5:

Once the spices have been simmering for 5-10 minutes, add back the chicken meat and reames frozen egg noodles to the pot.

Let simmer for 15 minutes to cook the frozen egg noodles in chicken stock before turning off the heat.

Step 6:

Serve topped with fresh parsley.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 200 kcal
Total Fat: 8 grams
Saturated Fat: 2 grams
Trans Fat: 0 grams
Cholesterol: 50 mg
Sodium: 600 mg
Total Carbohydrates: 15 grams
Dietary Fiber: 1 grams
Sugars: 2 grams
Protein: 15 grams

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I use chicken breasts instead of chicken thighs for this soup?

Yes, you can substitute boneless, skinless chicken breasts for the chicken thighs if you prefer.

However, using bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs adds richness and flavor to the broth.

What can I use if I don’t have fresh parsley for garnish?

If you don’t have fresh parsley on hand, you can skip the garnish or substitute it with other fresh herbs like cilantro or chives.

Can I make this soup ahead of time and freeze it?

Yes, this soup freezes well.

Allow it to cool completely before transferring it to freezer-safe containers.

It can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.

When ready to eat, thaw in the refrigerator overnight and reheat on the stove or in the microwave.

What adjustments can I make to the seasoning if I prefer a stronger flavor?

If you prefer a stronger flavor, you can adjust the seasoning by adding more herbs or spices such as garlic powder, onion powder, or additional dried herbs like thyme and rosemary.

Taste the soup as it cooks and adjust the seasoning according to your preference.

Can I use different types of noodles instead of Reames frozen egg noodles?

Yes, you can use other types of noodles such as egg noodles, fettuccine, or even pasta shapes like penne or fusilli.

Adjust the cooking time according to the package instructions for the type of noodles you choose.

How can I make this soup vegetarian?

To make a vegetarian version, you can use vegetable broth instead of chicken stock and omit the chicken.

Add more vegetables like mushrooms or beans for added protein and flavor.

Can I add other vegetables to the soup?

Absolutely! Feel free to customize the soup by adding your favorite vegetables such as peas, corn, or green beans.

Just be mindful of their cooking times and add them accordingly.

Can I freeze the leftovers?

Yes, you can freeze the soup for later use.

Allow it to cool completely before transferring it to airtight containers or freezer bags.

It can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.

How do I reheat the frozen soup?

Thaw the soup overnight in the refrigerator, then reheat it on the stovetop over medium heat until warmed through.

Alternatively, you can reheat it in the microwave, stirring occasionally.

What can I substitute for Reames frozen egg noodles?

If you can’t find Reames noodles, you can use other types of egg noodles or pasta.

Just adjust the cooking time according to the package instructions for the alternative noodles you choose.

Can I make this soup in a slow cooker or Instant Pot?

Yes, you can adapt this recipe for a slow cooker or Instant Pot.

Follow the same steps for sautéing the vegetables, then transfer everything to your slow cooker or Instant Pot and cook according to the appliance’s instructions.

Is it necessary to remove the chicken bones and skin?

Removing the bones and skin helps to keep the soup lighter and less greasy.

However, if you prefer, you can leave them in and remove them before serving.

Can I use fresh herbs instead of dried?

Yes, you can use fresh herbs instead of dried ones.

Just keep in mind that the flavor intensity may vary, so you may need to adjust the quantities accordingly.

How long will this soup last in the refrigerator?

This soup will keep well in the refrigerator for 3-4 days when stored in an airtight container. Make sure to cool it completely before refrigerating.

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