Spaetzle and Chicken Soup

Spaetzle and Chicken Soup

40 Reviews 6 Pics
  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    2 h
  • Ready In

    2 h 20 m
CARLY819
Recipe by  CARLY819

“This recipe is from my grandma and I have loved it ever since I was a child. I could eat it EVERY day. The homemade noodles are simple, and you can use frozen chicken breast if you don't have time to use a whole chicken.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 8 servings

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Directions

  1. Place chicken in a stock pot, and add enough water to cover. Pour in the chicken broth, and add celery and onions. Season with salt, pepper and garlic salt. Bring to a boil, and cook for about 1 hour to get a good broth.
  2. When the chicken is cooked through and tender, remove it to a platter and let sit until it is cool enough to handle. Strain broth, and discard celery and onions. Return the broth to the stock pot. Remove chicken meat from the bones, chop or tear into pieces, then return it to the pot also. Bring the broth to a boil, and add carrots.
  3. In a medium bowl, stir together the eggs, water and salt. Gradually add flour until the dough is firm enough to form a ball. You may need more or less flour. Pat the dough out on a flat plate. Using a butter knife, cut slices of dough off the edge of the plate so they are about 2 to 3 inches long. Allow them to fall directly into the boiling broth.
  4. Once the carrots are tender, the soup is ready. Sprinkle with parsley flakes and serve.

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Suze
67

Suze

I REALLY recommend going to Youtube and researching how spaetzle is done (if nothing else than to see what it's supposed to look like) before doing this recipe, if you're not familiar with it. I followed the instructions as I understood them here, and ended up with something that looked like boiled mini-baguettes.... After looking into it, leaving the dough relatively thin and wet, and working it through a colander or maybe a cheese grater, might be the way to go. I kept adding flour trying to get it to form a ball per the directions, which was a big mistake. The soup's flavor is good, and I'm going to try to rescue what's left somehow....

Lynn Baldwin Weterrings
41

Lynn Baldwin Weterrings

My grandmother taught me this too! My kids love the homemade noodles. If you roll out the dough and flour each side lightly, then roll it up and slice into noodle ribbons, that works. I have the kids unroll them and throw on a cookie sheet to "dry" a little so it doesn't soak up all the broth. Then I can add the noodles when I am ready.

Juice
40

Juice

I made this recipe with "Grandma's Noodles II" (from this site), and it was AWESOME! I didn't use a whole chicken - I used boneless, skinless breasts. I cut them frozen and cooked them right in the broth with the onions and celery. The chicken came out so moist. My husband is a tried and true "meat and potatoes" guy, so I was a bit doubtful that he'd enjoy this meal of chicken noodle soup with warm applesauce on the side. HE LOVED IT! Three bowls later, he was to full for dessert :-) This will be one of our cold weather staples!

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (8 total)

  • Calories
  • 562 cal
  • 28%
  • Fat
  • 25.2 g
  • 39%
  • Carbs
  • 45.3 g
  • 15%
  • Protein
  • 36.3 g
  • 73%
  • Cholesterol
  • 239 mg
  • 80%
  • Sodium
  • 648 mg
  • 26%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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