Homemade Alphabet Chicken Soup

Author: Megan
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 8
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  • 1 chicken carcass , preferably with some meat still on
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup diced carrot
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1-2 cups dried alphabet noodles


  1. Put chicken in a large stockpot and cover completely with water. Add salt, then bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat to a medium simmer and let simmer for at least 2 hours, until chicken is falling apart.
  3. Place a colander over a large bowl and strain stock and chicken into it.
  4. In the now-empty stock pot, melt butter over medium heat. Once melted, add carrot, celery, and onion, and cook until onion is translucent.
  5. Pour back in stock and let simmer.
  6. Pick apart chicken and remove any meat that is left, and add the meat to the soup. Stir in spices, then bring soup to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and let cook for at least an hour.
  7. minutes before serving time, add noodles.
  8. Taste soup and adjust seasoning as needed.

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