Comforting Chicken Noodle Soup

« A combination of several recipes I’ve made over the years to make this warm, comforting soup. Great for warm days, sick days, or just any day. I sometimes serve this with mashed potatoes as well! The more flour on the pasta from rolling it out, the thicker your soup will be. »


  • 10 cups water
  • 1 leek, halved lengthwise
  • 1 carrot, halved
  • 1 (3 inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled
  • 1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
  • 2 bone-in chicken breast halves, skin removed
  • 2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/3 cup milk, or as needed
  • 2 chicken bouillon cubes, crumbled
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh ginger
  • 3/4 cup peeled and sliced carrots
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water


Prep : 30  m   Cook : 1  h 5  m   Ready In : 1  h 45  m


  1. Pour 10 cups of water into a large soup pot over high heat with the leek, halved carrot, 3-inch piece of ginger, and peppercorns.
  2. Bring to a boil, turn heat to medium-low, and place chicken breasts into the broth
  3. Cover the pot with a lid and simmer the mixture until the chicken is cooked through and tender, 20 to 30 minutes.
  4. While broth is simmering, whisk flour and salt together in a bowl; beat in the eggs, butter, and enough milk to make a stiff but workable dough.
  5. Knead the dough in the bowl until smooth and slightly springy, about 5 minutes; transfer to a bowl, cover with a cloth, and allow to rest for 10 minutes.
  6. Roll the noodle dough out on a floured surface to desired thickness (1/4- to 1/8-inch thick); cut into strips.
  7. Remove chicken breasts, transfer them to a plate, and allow to cool. When cool, remove the bones and shred the meat with a fork.
  8. Strain and retain the broth; discard spent leek, halved carrot, ginger chunk, and peppercorns.
  9. Place strained broth into a large soup pot, bring to a boil, and reduce heat to medium-low. Stir in bouillon cubes, 3 tablespoons of chopped ginger, 3/4 cup sliced carrots, and celery until the bouillon has dissolved. Simmer until the carrots are tender, about 30 minutes.
  10. Gently stir in the noodles, a few at a time. Return broth to a simmer and cook until the noodles are tender, about 10 minutes.
  11. Whisk cornstarch and 1/4 cup of water until smooth; stir half the mixture into the soup and simmer until thickened, about 3 minutes. If thicker soup is desired, stir in remaining cornstarch mixture. Mix in the chicken to serve.
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