Grandma Olga’s Homemade Noodles with Chicken

One of my favorite things to do with Ms. T is to help her make her famous homemade noodles.  When she visited this spring we went up to the cabin and carted all the ingredients we needed to make Chicken and Homemade Noodles.  It’s  one of my most desired comfort foods and I also have it with leftover turkey during the holidays.  The recipe is from Ms. T’s family; Grandma Olga who was of German heritage. It is fun to think that this recipe has been passed on through multiple generations and I’m now sharing it with you.   I usually cheat when it comes to the noodles and buy fresh packaged linguini noodles and toss them in flour.  But, Ms. T showed me again how to make them and I have the evidence to prove it.


2    Cups All-Purpose Flour
2   Teaspoons Salt
3    Egg Yolks
1    Whole Egg
1/4 to 1/2 Cup Water

Directions: Assemble all your ingredients and tools that you will need before beginning.  Place the flour and salt in a large mixing bowl and mix together.  Form a pocket hole in the flour to place the next few ingredients.  You may notice that many of the kitchen items are antiques such as the large mixing bowl.  I love antiques and have quite a few in use at the cabin including the mixing bowl, green glass measure cups and large green glass measure for water.

Place the eggs in the center of the pocket.  First place in the whole egg.  Then separate 3 eggs from yolks reserving the whites.  As you separate the yolk, place it in the pocket along with the first whole egg.

Next, add water a little at a time until the dough become firm and you are able to handle the dough.  Knead the dough for approximately 10 minutes.  Press your hands into a dough ball and flatten it.  Fold the flattened dough back into itself and press flat again, repeat for 10 minutes.   Whew…  you have to be able to get you hands into the work.  After kneading for 10 minutes, form a dough ball and cover with a light towel.  Let rest for 10 minutes.  You can now rest for a few minutes, too.

Cut the dough into four pieces and form individual balls.  Take one ball at a time, leaving the remaining balls covered with a towel or plastic wrap in the bowl.  Add a little flour to the top of the first ball and begin rolling the dough flat.  Turn over, add more flour if necessary and press with rolling-pin to continue flattening.  Repeat until you reach the desire thinness. The dough should be relatively thin.

We used a pasty cutter with multiple blades to cut the dough.  Take your time and take it slow when cutting.  You need to press fairly hard down on the cutter to make clean cuts.  You can also roll the thin dough up like a tube and then cut the roll  into individual slices with a knife if you prefer.  The difference is that you will not achieve uniform pieces of noodles when using the second method.  Place each individual noodle on a cookie rack and allow to dry for 2 hours.

All the while we were preparing the noodles, we started to cook a whole chicken.  Place cut up chicken in large stock pot.  Add water to cover.  Season with salt, onion powder (except for Mr. B.) and allow to simmer for several hours until tender and fully cooked.  After cooked, remove chicken from pot and refrigerate until cool to touch.  Retain broth to cook noodles later.  After chicken is cooled, remove skin and bone.  Cut into small bite size pieces. Add noodles to boiling chicken broth and cook until tender.  Add chicken.  Make it the ultimate indulgence.   Serve along with a simple green salad as you won’t need much more.


Sprinkle with a little pepper and choice of spice blend for color.


Simple Green Salad with chopped fresh tomatoes and snap peas.

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Categories: Cooking Tips, Kitchen Gadgets, Pasta, Poultry


Lets talk about the two sides of me. I am a Gemini just so you know. The first side of me is the cooking and entertaining part. This is a major part of my life and I wouldn't be fulfilled without it. Of course, we all have to eat, but the main part of cooking for me is entertaining and sharing fun and flavorful foods with great friends. Dinner parties, happy hours and well, most anything to do with food is where I begin to enjoy. My other side, the artsy side is a craving for art, painting and photography. Maybe this is my Gemini left side of the brain?? Since starting to write a Blog I've picked back up what hubby calls my big ass camera and started carting it around again. He’s always afraid I will ask him to carry it. I keep thinking that when I retire (?#&*!!!) that I will have time to read all the photography books in my library and become a superb photographer. Wishful thinking.


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10 Comments on “Grandma Olga’s Homemade Noodles with Chicken”

  1. April 7, 2014 at 12:26 am #

    Yum-this looks so good.

    Liked by 1 person

    • April 7, 2014 at 8:47 am #

      Indeed it is good. It’s one of my favorite comfort foods. 😀


  2. bokehadmin
    April 4, 2014 at 12:35 pm #

    We have a pasta machine for rolling and slicing the pasta, but I was curious in the difference in the pasta recipe. We use 3 whole eggs and no salt or water. Sometimes, just to make it workable, I use olive oil. I like your recipe more: more yolk, some slat and some water. But no matter the recipe, it is true that homemade pasta is SO MUCH BETTER than store bought. And especially for ravioli!!! Thank you!

    Liked by 1 person

    • April 4, 2014 at 12:38 pm #

      Thanks so much for your comment. I just ordered a pasta machine with several attachments. Can’t wait to get it and give it a try. Using the yolks changes it from pasta to more of an egg noodle. I like both and even more when homemade.


  3. March 29, 2014 at 7:34 pm #

    I have never tried to make homemade pasta. I think it’s not difficult I guess I’m just lazy or I think its too much work (this is not true because I normally make Chapati and it takes about 11/2 hours to cook for a meal). Your pictures have inspired me and I’ve bookmarked!

    Liked by 1 person

    • March 29, 2014 at 7:51 pm #

      Compared to some of the dishes that you have featured on your blog, I am sure you could take this on without any difficulty. It’s not real hard to make. Kneading the dough takes some energy and cutting the pasta some talent. I usually cheat on cutting the dough and create a pinwheel of the dough and cut thin strips from that. I hope you try it sometime. It’s one of my favorites for a meal. Especially at the holidays when you have left over turkey and serve it with homemade noodles with sauce and turkey over mashed potatoes. Yummm..


  4. March 27, 2014 at 12:26 am #

    Thank you for sharing this recipe and these wonderful photos. Occasionally. I’ll throw an extra yolk into Mom’s pasta dough recipe but that hardly turns the pasta into egg noodles. Now I know better and cannot wait to start making my own egg noodles. Hmmm … I see a stroganoff in my future. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • March 27, 2014 at 8:58 am #

      I had some fun snooping around your site yesterday and found your family ravioli recipe that you had posted in 2011. I have to find myself one of those ravioli maker gadgets! 😀


  5. March 26, 2014 at 9:20 pm #

    These look wonderful! I would love to be able to make my own noodles. How nice to have someone show you how to do it. Thanks for passing that along to us!

    Liked by 1 person


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