Homemade Chicken Soup!


Doodle has been sick since Thursday. Very high fever, pain, etc. (Doctors still don't know what it is. They gave her antibiotic, pain meds and nausea meds. We will see.) Last night, for dinner I decided that we needed some homemade chicken soup! What else cures everything? Homemade soup doesn't take forever like you think it would. The thing that takes the longest is making the broth. And that's not even that bad. You just put the chicken in the water and let it boil. Walk away. It's lovely! Here's how I make mine--

I use whatever bone in chicken I have in the freezer. You must have the bone in kind, that's where the flavor comes from. Last night I used a package of drumsticks that I had. There were five in the pack
8-10 cups of water
Garlic or garlic salt
Salt and pepper
Turmeric

Put chicken and water in a pot. Make sure to have enough water that the chicken is covered by about 2 inches. Add garlic or garlic salt to taste. If you use garlic salt, don't use regular salt. Add pepper and about 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric. Let simmer at least an hour or until the chicken is falling off the bone. Remove chicken from water and place on a plate to cool.

3 carrots chopped
4 celery sticks chopped
1 onion chopped
Garlic or garlic salt
1-2 teaspoons Pepper
1 teaspoon Turmeric
1-2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon Parsley

Add carrots, celery and onion to water and set to simmer. Add 1-2 teaspoons of fresh garlic or 1-2 Tablespoons of garlic salt. Yes, you want that much. You don't want bland chicken soup. Then add the rest of the seasonings. You may add more or less to taste. 
Shred the chicken off the bones into bite size pieces and add back to the soup. After about 45 minutes of simmering, add about half a bag of egg noodles. Let cook about 10 more minutes. Serve with bread!


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