Forget canned soup-this is the real thing. And wouldn't we all feel better after eating a bowl? I love having homemade chicken stock in the freezer so I can make this soup in a hurry.


  • 1 whole (2 split) chicken breast, bone-in, skin-on
  • Olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 quarts homemade chicken stock
  • 1 cup medium-diced celery (2 stalks)
  • 1 cup medium-diced carrots (3 carrots)
  • 2 cups wide egg noodles
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Place the chicken breast on a sheet pan and rub the skin with olive oil. Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper. Roast for 35-40 minutes, until cooked through. When cool enough to handle, remove the meat from the bones, discard the skin and shred or dice the chicken meat.

3. Bring the chicken stock to a simmer in a large pot and add the celery, carrots and noodles. Simmer uncovered for about 10 minutes, until the noodles are cooked. Add the cooked chicken meat and parsley and heat through.

4. Season to taste and serve.

I use Goodman's wide egg noodles.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Clarkson Potter 2002. All rights reserved.

RecID 11237

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