But in October, HOMEMADE CHICKEN & STARS!
And here’s the thing, there is only one way to eat homemade chicken noodle soup and that is over mashed potatoes! My grandma made this for us when we were growing up and now it is one of my favorite things to make with our girls. Homemade noodles are absolutely worth all of the time & effort, they’re also so incredibly easy and fun!!
Homemade Chicken & Stars
Prep Time: 1 hr. Cook Time: 5-6 hrs. Total Time: ~7 hrs.
Serving Size: 8-10
- 1 bag of carrots, diced
- 1 full stalk of celery, diced
- 4 – 32 oz. boxes of Chicken Broth *(set one box to the side)*
- 2 lbs of pulled rotisserie chicken
- 1 bay leaf
- 1/2 stick of salted butter (secret ingredient from Heaven!!!!)
- pink himalayan sea salt to taste
- 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- ½ tsp of salt
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- ½ cup milk
- 1 tablespoon softened butter
Not included: ingredients for your favorite mashed potato recipe, but be sure to gather these as well if you wish!
- Add the carrots, celery, chicken, bay leaf, butter, and only 3 boxes of the chicken broth to your crockpot. Set the fourth box of broth to the side to add to your soup at the end if needed or for leftovers.
- Add 1 tsp of sea salt to start. The total amount used will vary depending on personal taste and how much salt is in your broth.
- Cook on high for 5-6 hours
- About two hours before you want to eat, prepare your noodles.
- To make the noodles, stir together the flour and salt in a large bowl. Add the beaten egg, milk, and butter. Knead dough until smooth, about 5 minutes. Let rest in a covered bowl for 10 minutes.
- On a floured surface, roll out to 1/8 or 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into small stars or your desired shape (or just long strips for traditional noodles).
- Allow the cut dough to air dry for 30 minutes.
- Add your noodles to the crockpot 30 minutes before you’re ready to eat, be sure to add noodles individually and stir often so they do not stick together.
- *After adding the noodles, whip up your favorite mashed potato recipe*
- Before serving your soup, remove the bay leaf and add additional salt or broth as needed.
I know you’re probably still thinking, wait, mashed potatoes? But just trust me, you’ll never want to eat your soup any other way again!! It is the most delicious comfort food!! Also just remember I am not a recipe writer, just a mom who likes to cook, so feel free to tweak this in any way, and please report back if you try it!
Enjoy this beautiful October weekend, friends!! XO55