Amish Chicken Corn Noodle Soup

This Quick and Easy Chicken Corn Noodle soup is a recipe based off of my mother’s chicken corn noodle soup, which we enjoyed on cold winter days with only the heat of our wood stove in the house, while growing up Amish and then Mennonite. If you do not have access to Amish style noodles, you can add your favorite pasta to this chicken corn noodle soup. Cook the pasta of your choice until al-dente. This soup pairs well with homemade Amish honey bread, honey oatmeal dinner rolls or homemade garlic pretzel knots!

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Amish Chicken Corn Noodle Soup

Amish chicken noodle soup with Amish style noodles.

marilynpeight
This homey Amish chicken noodle soup is savory and comforting, especially on a cold evening or when you are fighting a flu bug!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Soup
Cuisine Amish
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 cup butter salted
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 3/4 cup cubed or sliced carrots
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley *see note
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 oz. Amish egg noodles broken into bite sized pieces
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded chicken
  • 1 1/4 cup corn kernels *see note below.

Instructions
 

  • 1 In a five quart stockpot, saute onions, carrots and fresh parsley in butter until onions are translucent.
  • Break up the noodles into bite size pieces then add to the stockpot along with broth, chicken, corn, garlic powder and salt. Stir well and bring soup to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to med-low and allow to simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until noodles and carrots are softened.
  • Cool slightly before serving and enjoy!

Notes

In a pinch, dried parsley can also be used. Add to taste. 
Feel free to add the salt to taste as well! 
Keyword Amish, Chicken noodle soup, with corn,
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Ingredients needed for this Amish Chicken Noodle Soup: Chicken broth, butter, onions, pepper, salt, garlic powder, fresh parsley, Amish style noodles, corn, carrots and shredded chicken.

  • Note 1. Carrots are optional and can be replaced with celery.
  • Note 2. You can use a 15 oz. canned corn for this. Drain before adding to soup.
  • Note 3 Garlic powder can be replaced with fresh minced garlic. I like to use about 3 cloves of garlic for this amount of chicken noodle soup.

Step 1-2:

  • 1 In a five quart stockpot, saute onions, carrots and fresh parsley in butter until onions are translucent.
  • Break up the noodles into bite size pieces then add to the stockpot along with broth, chicken, corn, garlic powder and salt. Stir well and bring soup to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to med-low and allow to simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until noodles and carrots are softened.
Amish Chicken Corn Noodle Soup

Step 3: Allow the chicken corn noodle soup to cool slightly, then serve and enjoy!

Is this chicken noodle soup really an Amish recipe if it doesn’t have rivels?

It almost never fails that this Amish chicken corn noodle soup gets doubted because it has noodles in it instead of rivels. The funny thing is, both my mom (who grew up Amish) and cousin (who is still with the old order Amish) had never even heard of rivels in chicken corn soup! There are many different groups within the Amish and different groups will have different food preferences etc. The Lancaster Amish I grew up in were very similar to the Amish featured in many popular movies and novels, but contrary to what the books and novels portray, we went to Walmart and similar grocery stores just like the “Englishers” do. We did have a few bulk food stores that we liked to shop at, but for the most part we would hire a driver with a minivan or 15 passenger van (we were only allowed to drive horse and buggies or ride on pedal scooters), and would head down the road to Walmart to do our weekly or bi-weekly grocery shopping. Although we had many rules to abide by while old order Amish, we thankfully didn’t follow any particular rules when it came to food.

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