Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats: Grandma's Chicken Noodle Soup

Friday, December 16, 2011

Grandma's Chicken Noodle Soup

Let me start off by saying my grandmother has no affiliation with this soup.  It just sounds better saying Grandma's Chicken Noodle Soup.  Much cozier, don't you think?

I made a big batch of this a week ago when the whole house was sneezing, coughing and catching snot left and right.  Of course the hot soup made my nose run more, but it was worth it.  Even better, I baked up some of my No-Knead Artisan Bread to go along side for dunking purposes.

If you've been a reader for awhile you'll know I'm a lover of any and all things that cook in the slow cooker and require little work.  I'm happy to say this dish is one of them!  Low and slow.

Grandma's Chicken Noodle Soup
1 small onion, diced
2 carrots (or about 15 baby carrots), diced
2 stalks celery, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
8 c. chicken stock
1 c. water
1 t. lemon pepper seasoning
1 t. dill
1 t. salt
1 t. parsley
1/2 lb. dry pasta
4 c. shredded chicken

Place all ingredients in a large slow cooker (minus the noodles) on low.  Cook for at least 6 hours, or all day if at work.  Stir in uncooked noodles 30-45 minutes before serving.  Soup is ready when noodles are tender.

Pretty heavenly looking, right?

I cannot believe it is only 10 (TEN!) days left until Christmas.  I am by no means ready.  I'd say about 60%.  Thankfully my husband's side isn't meeting until a few days after Christmas, so it gives me more time!  Each year, I'm envious of those that have their shopping done way prior to the holiday season.  I've never been one of those.  For me, it's needs to be reeking Santa, Christmas trees, tinsel, holly, eggnog and grumpy shoppers to get me into the spirit of shopping.

Is your shopping/gift-making all done?

Before I head out, I'm taking suggestions for my next cookbook.  Desserts?  Simple Family Dinners?  Appetizers & Finger Foods?

What do you want to see?  Please tell me by leaving a comment.

In the meantime if you are interested in ordering my current cookbook, buying two or more before December 17 (Saturday) will get you 25% off your order!  Just enter the promo code: REDHAT at the checkout.  Remember it comes in an iPad/iPhone version, softcover or hardcover.

In the meantime, what topic should I tackle next?


  1. Not doing much shopping this year. Keeping it pretty simple a few basics for everyone and one special gift. I've got 2 blankets to make and then I'm pretty much done. Poor Jacob has asked for a couple of years now for a fleece blanket so, I'm getting my butt in gear and making him one for Christmas. Hope you guys stay warm but sure do hope you get a little snow for Christmas it's the one thing I miss no cold weather and never any snow at the holidays.

  2. Thanks for sharing! I made the mistake of putting my noodles in at the beginning - which means they blow up by the end : )

  3. Jolene (Everydayfoodie)December 16, 2011 at 5:52 PM

    My shopping isn't done, but I am hoping to finish up this weekend. Also waiting for a few things to arrive in the mail, and crossing my fingers that they get here in time.

  4. I like the lemon pepper and dill addition, I'll have to try adding that to mine. We're hoping to finish our shopping tomorrow night. As far as your next cookbook, definitely simple dinners and I'm always looking for new appetizer recipes for when I have parties, potlucks, etc.

  5. Jolene (Everydayfoodie)December 18, 2011 at 11:08 PM

    My baking is all done, but my shopping is almost done ... still a few things left to pick up. I love chicken soup so much - very comforting.