Grandma’s Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup was a classic that my grandma made for Sunday dinners. This dish was the most requested recipes that she received and still receives to this day. My grandparents came from humbling backgrounds and this was a comforting dish that didn’t cost much money but is packed with flavor.

Serves: 8


Chicken Base:

4 chicken thighs

3-4 cups of water, just to cover chicken

3-4 chicken bouillons

2 bay leaves

1 tbls of lemon pepper


1 medium onion, chopped

3 carrots, peeled and chopped

3 stalks of celery

5 russet potatoes, peeled and chopped

1 parmesan cheese rind

Homemade Noodles:

6 eggs, beaten

Salt and pepper

1 tbls of milk

3-4 cups of flour, start with 3 and depending on consistency add more

1 chicken bouillon


Boil chicken base for about 35minutes in a large pot on a high to medium high heat. Add veggies and cheese rind after chicken has cooked. Stir and cover for an hour on a medium low.

Combine eggs, salt and pepper and milk, beat together. Add 3 cups of flour into the egg mixture, stir and add more flour until needed. You can knead it on countertop. (Not too sticky is what you’re looking for, easy to handle) Roll out the dough to a ¼ inch on a pre-floured countertop. Cut in half horizontally and then cut into ¼ inch striped.Boil water in a LARGE pot and put 1 chicken bouillon into pot. Place noodles into water and cook for 4-5 minutes until noodles float. (Recommend to do in batches to not crowd the pot)

Before adding cooked noodles into pot take out bay leaves and de-skin, de-bone and shred the chicken. Place chicken back into pot. Add noodles, let all flavors combine for another 20 minutes on a low heat. Add more salt, pepper and/or chicken bouillon to taste. Before serving take out cheese rind if any remains. Serve and Enjoy.

Grandma Luken's Chicken Noodle Soup