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My Mom’s Homemade Chicken and Egg Noodles

I’m sharing a very special recipe with you today. I told you about my mom’s recipe for Spaghetti and Meatballs a few weeks ago. Her homemade Chicken and Noodle recipe is the other meal that feels like home. It’s one of those that I don’t remember loving as much growing up, but when I’m having one of those days that I want my “mommy” it is the food that I want for comfort… You know, ladies, what kind of day I’m talking about? When you want to crawl in bed under your favorite blanket, give up your motherhood responsibilities for the day and have your mom take care of you? This meal is the be all and end all of comfort food.

This is not a soup recipe. It is a thick, hearty meal served best over homemade mashed potatoes. Budget friendly and incredibly easy, once you try this delicious meal, you’ll certainly have requests for it to be in your mealtime rotation time and time again.

Recipe: My Mom’s Chicken and Noodles as shared by my mom, Pat Wogan

  • 1 Whole Chicken
  • Dash of salt
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 1 48oz box Swanson’s Low Sodium Chicken Broth

Place the chicken in a large stock pot (I use my 7 1/4 Le Creuset Dutch Oven). Add water until it is covering the entire chicken. Add a dash of salt, bay leaves and chicken broth. Boil over medium high heat until the chicken (when tested in the thigh) reaches a temperature of 180 degrees. Remove the bay leaves and the chicken from the broth. Allow the chicken to cool then debone adn remove the skin from the chicken and tear the meat into bite size pieces. (I used boneless, skinless chicken thighs when I made this recently, and they worked well. The broth wasn’t as good as when I’ve used a whole chicken, but for those of you who don’t like to deal with whole chickens (hand raised) chicken thighs were a fine substitute.

For the noodles

  • Eggs
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • Flour

This is where you can customize the recipe for how large or small of a group you are serving. For every 1/2 cup of flour you will need 1 egg. So, to serve my family of 6, I use 4 eggs and 2 cups of flour.

In a medium sized bowl, whisk your eggs. Add the salt and whisk again. Next, add the flour. Stir the mixture with a fork until flour is completely incorporated and the dough is stiff.

Flour a large bread board / cutting board heavily. Dump your dough mixture out onto the floured board. Knead additional flour into the dough. Unlike pie crust (you don’t want to work pie crust too much) you want to continue to add flour to the dough until it is thick and smooth in texture. Just work with it and use your instincts.

Roll out the dough (again… make sure your board is well floured so your noodles won’t stick) until very thin. Once your dough is rolled out, using a pizza cutter, slice your dough into thin vertical strips. Make a couple of slices horizontally until your noodles are a desired size (in the picture above, I had very long noodles… I probably should have cut them in thirds instead of just halved. I also could have rolled them out to be even thinner).

Return your pot of broth and water to a boil. Once boiling, add your noodles to the pot, one at a time, stirring so they don’t stick together. Once all of your noodles are in the pot, reduce the heat, add your chicken pieces back to the pot and simmer for 30 minutes. Serve over mashed potatoes with the noodles, chicken and broth. Enjoy!

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  1. Thank you so much for sharing this family recipe. I’ve been making a lot of homemade pasta lately and have had trouble going back to the dried variety.

    Lovely post!

  2. yum! Sounds so delicious. I like that the noodle recipe is a ratio (and easy!)

  3. Thank you. It is so nice to have a tried and true mom approved recipe. Maybe I will try it this weekend

  4. My mom made chicken and noodles just like this, and we always called them “fat noodles.” It’s a huge favorite in our family too.

  5. What an awesome recipe. I am having one of those days today! Thanks so much for sharing, I can’t wait to give it a try :)

  6. Comfort food at it’s finest!

  7. I am your “Mommy” and I learned this recipe from my Grandma. It has always been one of my favorites. We are planning to make this for about 200 people, and tonight had a test run, discovering you could feed ten people with four eggs and two cups of flour. Thanks for sharing the recipe and saying the nice things you said.

  8. Oh yum. I was sold the minute I read the title. Nom, nom, nom.

  9. I cant WAIT to try this recipe… I love the simplicity yet full flavor… YAY!!


  10. Kristen, this looks SO good! My mom used to make something similar, but she never went to the trouble of homemade noodles. Your mama is one special lady! I just love heritage recipes. And girl, that photo of the noodles is perfection.

  11. There is nothing like a recipe your Mom made for you growing up to comfort you when you are older. It’s like a big ole hug.

  12. We all need out “mommy” every once in a while don’t we? This yummy stick to your tummy dish looks like the *perfect* way to get a hug from the inside out!

  13. this is actually just how my mom makes it too! so good and warm and comforting… :)

  14. I know exactly what you mean! This is definitely comfort in a bowl.

  15. Oh my goodness. Homemade noodles?! I used to LOVE Bob Evans restaurants because they had noodles like dumplings in their chicken noodle soup. Imagine my disappointment when I moved somewhere Bob Evans wasn’t. So now I have to resort to making my own – and I may just start here. These noodles look perfect – thick, and the star of the show!

  16. Katie @ Healthnut Foodie says:

    Yum! Our family made Darren’s grandma’s version of this dinner earlier this week, complete with potatoes and all! Must be a Kansas thing.

  17. I was just telling my hubs last night how much I used to LOVE making egg pasta when I was a kid. It is so thick, chewy, carby & fabulous. Thanks for sharing this recipe. My kids would love to make this with me :) XO

  18. Kristen!!

    This sounds AHHHmazing!! And I get to have noodles on top of my mashed potatoes? HEAVEN.

    Thanks so much for the recipe, I am definitely making this!! :)

  19. Aren’t our moms’ recipes the best? I love this noodles and chicken dish!

  20. Wow….Kristen! These look amazing….and so, so comforting.

    Thank you for posting this….going straight to my “must make” list!


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