Old Fashioned Chicken and Whole Grain Noodles

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Have you wanted to make your own noodles but thought it would be difficult or time-consuming? Well, I can tell you right now that the noodle recipes you will find here, are anything but! I think we are pretty much the same, we want good food, but we don't want all our time to go into the preparation...

I often call them weekend noodles! The ones that you stir up, roll out and let dry while you are poaching chicken and aromatic vegetables. When you have time to work and relax in the kitchen. This dish is delicious as well as thrifty. 

Once you have put the chicken on to cook, it is time to make the noodle dough. I like to use a food processor for this dough, as the whole grain flour offers some resistance, but stirring them up by hand is fine doable. Once the noodles are rolled out and cut into strips, walk away and enjoy your day! 

See, weekend noodles! Leaving you free for so much more to fill your weekend with joy. 

Feel free to make this with a whole chicken if desired. I often use chicken thighs when I cook, as they are readily available. If you are lucky enough to have helpers in the kitchen on this day, noodles are a perfect recipe! Little hands of all ages enjoy making noodles. You may elect to cut the noodles into smaller pieces, or they can be broken into bite-sized pieces right before cooking!

How to make Old Fashioned Chicken and Whole Grain Noodles
Old Fashioned Chicken and Whole Grain Noodles

Old Fashioned Chicken and Whole Grain Noodles
by the seat of my pants!
updated 02/2020

1 pound chicken thighs
2 large carrots, diced
2 stalks of celery, sliced
1 small onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced, or ready to use garlic 
1-quart chicken/bone stock
1 bay leaf
salt and pepper to taste
Feel free to add a bit of white wine and/or your favorite poultry seasonings

green peas, if desired

Place all ingredients into a crockpot, cook on low 6 to 8 hours. 

Old Fashioned Chicken and Whole Grain Noodles.

Remove chicken to cool slightly, when cool enough to handle, dice or break into bite-sized pieces and return to the crockpot. 

Whole Grain Noodles 

1 c flour, I used 1/2 all-purpose and 1/2 Spelt *see below
dash of salt
2 eggs
1 t water - more or less
additional flour for kneading and rolling 

Add flour(s), eggs and salt to the processor bowl, process until beginning to come together. Stop and scrape down sides, add water, process until mixture forms a ball.

How to make Noodle Dough made easy in the food processor for Old Fashioned Chicken and Noodles.

 Noodle Dough made easy in the food processor for Old Fashioned Chicken and Noodles.

How to make Noodle Dough made easy in the food processor for Old Fashioned Chicken and Noodles.

Scrape out onto a heavily floured surface (I prefer using a jelly roll pan, to contain the mess). Coat all surfaces of the dough ball in flour, knead 8 - 10 times.

Roll out until approximately 1/8 inch thick. Let dry 1 hour, cut into noodles, let dry until ready to cook them in the broth. 

These dried for most of the day, noodles are easy like that. They cook up tender, no matter how dry they start out. 
Remove excess fat from the chicken broth. Transfer to a large pan, add peas if desired. Bring mixture to a boil, add noodles and simmer until noodles are done/tender. Garnish with some fresh parsley if desired, and call the family to supper.

* NOTE: part-whole grain makes for a very chewy noodle if you prefer a softer noodle use 100% all-purpose flour.

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  1. you weren't kidding this is fantastic comfort food, wishing I was a guest in your home today for sure!

  2. Looks delicious and sounds perfect for a chilly, rainy spring day. It is quite reminiscent of southern chicken and dumplings.

    1. We make dumplings and stew often around here, but there is something about noodle making that calls out to me.

  3. This really sounds comforting.

  4. Happy Blue Monday!

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  5. What a lovely bowl of noodles soup. Looks really good and full of delicious homemade goodness! Thank you for sharing, have a lovely week, Melynda!

  6. They are amazing on top of mashed potatoes! That's how all my family from Missouri eats our chicken n' noodles. :)

    1. Good to know, I belong to the camp that likes carb on carb! I will have to give that a try.

  7. wow...thats a fantastic comfort food !

  8. Chicken and Noodles, one of my favorite foods on earth. My mom always made these for my birthday.

  9. I bookmarked these the minute I saw them over at Donni's place...but haven't made them yet. Now I'm lamenting that. This looks soooo good. So. Good.

  10. Yum! I love homemade chicken noodle soup! It's on my list for this week as well...

    Happy Blue Monday!


  11. I definitely like any meal that is thrifty. This is total comfort food!! My favorite kind - you just cant beat chicken and noodles!!

  12. It's simple things! Homemade Noodles. Can't beat it.

  13. This dish sounds great even without the homemade noodles - but they put it over the top. My family would think I was the best for making these. I've bookmarked the recipe :)

    Thanks for linking to the Hearth and Soul Hop!

  14. you are right...perfect comfort food! we have some dreary weather here today too! thank you for sharing with tuesday night supper club

  15. So interesting that you can make your own noodles. Looks like a delicious meal.

    1. Homemade noodles are fun and depending on the dough, a great workout for your arms!

  16. I've never made noodles or pasta or anything like that. I should challenge myself.

  17. I've not made noodles in years and years. Now you've reminded me how easy they are.

    1. I like recipes such as this one for the weekend...easy and delicious.

  18. This looks amazing! I never had homemade noodles before. I bet they taste great. Thanks for linking up with us at a Sweet Labor of Love.

  19. Hey Melynda, so glad you found our sweet labor of love link-up and joined us. These noodles, this whole recipe sounds so delicious. My aunt used to make homemade noodles. Haven't had them since she died years ago. Will be giving this recipe a try. Thank you!


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