Saturday, January 7, 2012



The Lady's Chicken Noodle Soup
Paula Deen & Becoming Betty 
becomingbetty   &   paula-deen

I love Paula Deen, In my wildest dreams could I be "Andi Deen" of the North?
Here is a Chicken Noodle soup that came out wonderful, the best I have ever made. I sure will be making this again and again. Go to the store and get all the ingredients to make this.   I am sure you will enjoy this on a cold winters day in Maine, sick or not who doesn't like hot chicken noodle soup.  It's time again for the "Crazy Cooking Challenge" with Tina.  This month's pick is go out into blog land and find a Chicken Noodle soup.  I had seen Paula's soup on a blog so off I went in search for it.  It was found on the blog "Becoming Betty"  yahoo.  This is the best me.... Happy Cooking    Andi  

This is how I made the soup:

2 1/2 to 3 lb chicken 
3 1/2 quarts of water
1 onion, peeled and diced
2 tsp Italian Seasoning
3 cloves of garlic, minced
4 bay leaves
3 chicken bouillon cubes
Kosher salt and fresh black pepper

In a large pot add the chicken cut up in pieces. Add all the other ingredients and cook the chicken for about 35-45 minutes. Remove the chicken to a platter and allow to cool. Using a spotted spoon remove as much of the onion as possible and the bay leaves. You should have about 3 quarts of stock left. When the chicken is cooled pick those bones until clean. Discard the skin, bones and cartilage. Set the picked chicken aside.

Soup base:

2 cups of sliced carrots, I will add more next time.
2 cups of sliced celery, include the leafy tops of the celery
2 1/2 cups of uncooked egg noodles
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 tbsp of dried parsley or 3 tbsp of fresh chopped parsley
1/3 cup of cooking sherry
1/2 tsp of dried rosemary leaves or 2 tsp of chopped fresh rosemary leaves
1 cup of fresh grated Parmesan cheese, optional
3/4 cup of heavy cream, optional
ground black pepper

Bring the stock back to a boil, add the carrots and cook for 3 minutes, add the celery and continue to cook for 5-10 minutes. Add the egg noodles and cook according to the directions on the box. After the noodles are done per box, add the picked chicken, mushrooms, parsley, sherry and rosemary. Add the Parmesan and the cream and cook for another 2 minutes. Enjoy the wonderful Chicken Noodle Soup ..............


  1. Mmm... I love that this recipe uses mushrooms and rosemary. Great additions to the classic soup.

  2. Looks really tasty, Andi! Stopping by from the CCC ... I'm #15. It's nice to 'meet' you!
    (By the way - Being originally from Vermont, LOVE your King Arthur's Flour logo at the top of your blog!!!)

  3. I'm betting that the Sherry & mushrooms must have added such wonderful flavor to an already delicious sounding soup.

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my Crazy Cooking Challenge entry: Thai Chicken Noodle Soup

    Cook Lisa Cook

  4. Hi! I'm visiting from the CCC (#43). There hasn't been a Paula Deen recipe we haven't I'm sure my family would love this too! Great pic too!

  5. Andi,
    I LOVE your 5 year plan!

    Chicken Stock ~ Italian seasoning, good idea. I love Italian seasoning.

    Soup Base ~ Mushrooms, another one of my favorites. It crossed my mind to add them in, but was not sure if the flavor would work. And didn't want to press my luck trying 3 new things on the Hubby. I get enough funny looks as it is. Next time, mushrooms will be tossed in.

    I also like the sounds of parsley, sherry and rosemary together in soup! Kind of sounds like a girl party.

  6. Your soup looks so good. I love Paula Deen and everytime I have cooked one of her recipes it always tastes so good. I am visiting from CCC (#28)

  7. Hi Andi, thank you so much for sharing the delicious recipe for the Lady's Chicken Noodle Soup. I have practically been living on soups the last couple of weeks since we have had snow and they are so "comforting". I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  8. Your pictures are fab! Love! New follower from CCC :)

  9. Your soup looks amazing! I love the addition of mushrooms, one of my husbands favorites. I also love the homemade stock~it's so much better!

  10. Paula Deen usually has good recipes and this one seems to fit in that category. Looks delicious.

  11. If this is the same soup you brought to me, it is THE BEST chicken noodle soup I've ever had.


  12. Thank you all for your comments, visits and I have joined a few new bloggers and I welcome my new readers. andi

    Sally, Yes this is the soup and I love it, have made it twice in the last month and its gone.

  13. I adore Paula Deen. She has some great recipes.

  14. What a fun sounding blog hop! Your soup looks delicious!

  15. Chicken soup does something for the soul :)

  16. This does look so GOOD!

    I made Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup! #1 in the linky party, come by and visit if you get the chance!

    Thanks again for participating in my challenge!

  17. Mushrooms in chicken noodle soup? What a great idea, I bet it taste amazing. But then again, how can you go wrong with a PD recipe?