Simple and Unfussy


Our world is like a quilt, its people the fabric, all formed together by common threads-food, family, culture and traditions. I like to try out new recipes that involve not alot of time for prepartation and that can taste differently through new ingredients used. In today’s fast-paced world it can become challenging for the working moms to find time to enjoy a simple homemade recipe. It is my heart’s desire to make healthy foods for my family. The following recipe is one that can warm your appetite during these cold winter days. I hope you enjoy it just as much as I have.

Makes 12-14 servings

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 medium onions, chopped
3 medium carrots, cut into ¼-inch-thick slices
One 6-to 7-pound chicken
2 quarts Chicken Broth or canned low-sodium broth
1 quart cold water, or as needed
4 sprigs of fresh parsley
3 sprigs of fresh thyme or ½ teaspoon dried thyme
1 bay leaf
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 cups egg noodles

Chop fresh parsley, for garnish

Heat the oil in a large stockpot over medium heat. Add the onions, carrots, and celery and cook, stirring often, until softened, about 10 minutes.

Cut the chicken into 8 pieces. If there are any pads of yellow fat in the tail area, do not remove them. Add the chicken to the pot and pour in the broth. Add enough cold water to cover the ingredients by 2 inches. Bring to a boil over high heat, skimming off the foam that rises to the surface. Add the parsley, thyme, and bay leaf.

Reduce the heat to low. Simmer, uncovered, until the chicken is very tender, about 2 hours.

Remove the chicken from the pot and set aside until cool enough to handle. Remove and discard the parsley and thyme sprigs and bay leaf. Let stand 5 minutes and degrease the soup, reserving the fat if you are making matzo balls.

Discard the chicken skin and bones and cut the meat into bite-size pieces. Add the noodles and cook until done, about 10 minutes. Stir the meat back into the soup and season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve hot.


7 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by adikbongsu on December 4, 2007 at 9:24 am

    Assalamu’alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakahtu,

    Masya-Allah…it looks great!

    Jazakillah sister for sharing with us 🙂


  2. asalam alaykum

    that looks yummy !

    I love soups


  3. Waw, It seems delicious. I will try it in friday..


  4. I love soups a lot.
    I have had a experience while i was in India, I ordered chicken soup in a five-star hotel, and was impatiently waiting for the waiter to bring that for me, I wanted to dive in it as soon as he gets that for me.
    When he brought that and kept it before me I felt a vomitting sensation seeing it, It tasted awful and it has a uncooked egg white floating over it.
    Never ordered that ever again in my life………… !!!!!!!!!!!

    Will try yours though …… 🙂


  5. MASH’ALLAH SIS. That’s a great recipe for those of us in the cooler seasons. Insh’Allah the weather has improved there. Insh’Allah email me or google me sometime. Lots of love sis.


  6. Posted by adikbongsu on December 13, 2007 at 11:35 am

    Salam ‘alaik sister,

    hope you’re in good health 🙂


  7. Assalaamu Alaikum Sis,

    How are you? Haven’t heard from you in awhile……..insh’Allah you are well.


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