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. says

    you’ve jogged another childhood memory lose Kristen – my mother made homemade noodles too; she cut hers a bit different but oh how my dad loved seeing the site of her making those – he knew it was chicken and noodles nite!!

  2. says

    I don’t need to eat today … I’m just going to print out this page and carry the picture of your mom’s noodles with me … all the sustenance I need!

  3. says

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful family recipe. Your mom’s chicken and egg noodle looks so comforting, so delicious. Perfect for the winter. It’s in my to-do-list now. Lovely.

  4. says

    great recipe! my son and i made the noodles tonight and it was a hit. i think i need to invest in a pasta press however because my noodles turned into dumplings…i’m going to blame my 4 year old;-)

  5. says

    Wonderful! Thanks for showing us your mother’s recipe….my grandmother used to make homemade noodles…we loved them! They aren’t as difficult as one would think, either!

  6. says

    Wow, that looks so tasty! It reminds me a little of some chicken and dumplings my mum makes but much less labour intensive. Even though it’s the middle of summer over here I’m dying to try this!

  7. heather says

    yummy! This is exactly my mother in law’s recipe and she serves hers with mashed potatoes too! I thought that it was so weird but strangely awesome! my hubby’s fave!!

  8. says

    I thought about this ALL day so I made it for dinner and it was SO GOOD! We didn’t have the potatoes but it was still amazing. Got the boyfriend seal of approval too!

  9. says

    I was just working on my own homemade noodle post when I saw yours so I jumped over here to check it out. Mine look quite a bit different from yours but what is the same is serving them with mashed potatoes. Oh YES!!! My mom used to make some that kinda look like yours but she called them chicken pot pies. Weird name, don’t you think? Yours look way better than hers. (Good thing she doesn’t read blogs.)

    p.s. When you have time (ha!), you should check out my new header–thx for the referral.


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