Mom’s Chicken Noodle Soup

It is my favorite time of year, once again. “It’s that time of year where the world falls in love…” That’s how the song goes, right? Well that is not the case in our house. Don’t get me wrong, we are in love alllll the time. It is just that this time of year, our old drafty house turns into a static electricity warzone.

Yes, we are both seven years old.

Even the easiest task, like turning on a light switch, is a game of Russian roulette. Will you get shocked, or won’t you? One time, I swear to God, I saw sparks shoot out on to my finger. Seriously, maybe something is wrong with our electricity?  Is this normal?!?

I often feel like I need a vaporizer or humidifier in every single room. I cannot shave my legs often enough or wear enough lotion to keep my dry skin from conducting electricity. Was that too much information?

But, I am not the worst offender. I wouldn’t even consider myself a contender in this static exchange. Mike will sneakily shuffle across the carpet and come up to me, pretend to be all lovey-dovey, and shock me out of nowhere.

The worst shock occurred yesterday, while reheating some chicken noodle soup for dinner. Let me start this off by stating that I have a stiff neck—like a super-cranky-cannot-sleep-well-at-night stiff neck. So after receiving what I hope was an unintentional shock from Mike, I jerked my neck so hard I think I made it worse. Womp, womp!

Even though this weather makes me cranky, shocky, and frizzy-haired, at least it allows for great soup-filled belly nights.

Mom's Chicken Noodle Soup

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 10 - 12
Author Sarcastic Cooking


  • 1 Whole Chicken innards removed
  • 6 Carrots peeled & sliced ½ inch thick
  • 4 Celery Stalks sliced ½ inch thick
  • ½ Onion cut in a large dice
  • 4 Tablespoons Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Black Pepper
  • 2-3 Cups Egg Noodles


  1. Add chicken, carrots, celery, and onion to a large stock pot. Cover with water. Bring to a simmer over medium/high heat. Cover and simmer over medium heat for 35-40 minutes. Check every ten minutes, and skim off any fat/foam that forms at the top.
  2. Carefully remove the chicken from the pot. Place on a cutting board to cool while the soup keeps simmering for ten minutes. After ten minutes, use a knife and fork to remove the skin from the chicken and break the meat up into large chunks. Discard the skin and add the chicken pieces back to the pot.
  3. Add the egg noodles and simmer over medium/low for 7-10 minutes until they are done. Remove from heat. Let cool for ten minutes before serving. Chicken noodle soup will last in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a week and half. It will last, stored in the freezer for a month.

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  • Ann
    November 30, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    Looks yummy, I think I will make some and can some!

  • Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine)
    November 29, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Gorgeous soup, and so homey. I need some of this right now, fighting an awful cold 🙁

    • Stefanie
      November 29, 2012 at 3:55 pm

      Oh no! Feel better soon!!!

  • Anita at Hungry Couple
    November 28, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Well, chicken soup cures everything, right? 🙂 Seriously, I feel your pain. I go through several cans of Static Guard during the winter.

  • Mandie @ Oh So Decadent
    November 28, 2012 at 9:23 am

    That’s so terrible about your static electricity issues! Is there nothing that can be done to fix it? And hopefully your neck is okay! Have more soup because this one looks so delicious that it can cure everything!

    • Stefanie
      November 28, 2012 at 9:33 am

      Crazy right? Thanks, my neck is feeling a bit better today!

  • Liz @ The Lemon Bowl
    November 28, 2012 at 8:55 am

    I have been eager to make homemade chicken soup – tis the season. Looks delish and easy.

    • Stefanie
      November 28, 2012 at 9:31 am

      I highly reccomend it! It is so easy! This recipe makes enough to eat and then have enough left over to freeze and last you through the winter!

  • Kayle (The Cooking Actress)
    November 28, 2012 at 8:48 am

    Poor static-y dear.

    This chicken soup just looks flawless. I could go for a big bowl of that riiiight now!

    • Stefanie
      November 28, 2012 at 9:32 am

      Come on over…. I can’t promise you won’t be shocked at some point. 🙂