Homemade Chicken Soup with Noodles or Rice

Chicken noodle soup in a cup on a saucer
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    120 min
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This basic chicken soup is made with a variety of vegetables and rice or noodles.

What You'll Need

  • 1 stewing chicken, about 4 to 5 pounds
  • 2 ribs celery, chopped
  • 2 large carrots, chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 8 peppercorns
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 quarts water
  • 1/2 pound sliced carrots
  • 3 ribs celery, sliced
  • 2 medium potatoes, diced
  • 1 cup frozen green peas
  • 1/2 cup uncooked rice or 1 to 2 cups fine uncooked noodles

How to Make It