Here we go...
Buy some chicken ON THE BONE. I can't stress this enough. Quit being an pansy, save yourself some money and buy some chicken thighs. The bone is where the marrow is and that is where the flavor comes from. If you use chicken breast or a Costco rotisserie chicken you will have to add bouillon. Here this was 11 bucks at Safeway which was actually sort of expensive compared to winco. I used half of this enormous chicken pack and I like my soup pretty meaty. If you wanted to you could cook it all and then use half the meat for enchiladas or something...This is a budget meal. It makes a ton and it cost me under ten dollars.
1. Chicken on the bone (8 chicken thighs is sufficient)
5. Egg Noodles or really any kid of pasta. You could even use rice if you have leftover rice or if you are gluten free.
6. Carrots (I like the baby ones because I am lazy but normal ones are cheaper)
9. Garlic (optional)
10. Chicken Bouillon
Time: 4.5 hours
I am visual so this is going to be mostly photos...
Open the chicken
Rinse the chicken. This is an optional step. The slime grosses me out so I rinse it pretty well.
Chop an onion. I use a whole onion. If you don't like onions just use less and chop it tinier.
I buy mine at costco and it looks like this. It lasts pretty much forever.
Now after it has all been boiling for some time...
Now cook those noodles. Use another pot and cook them. I like egg noodles which is not the same thing as italian pasta noodles. My kids also like it when I use broken spaghetti noodles so it looks like Campbells.