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pot of Amish chicken and noodles.

Amish Chicken & Noodles

Egg noodles and chicken cook together in a rich broth until nice and thick. This Amish classic is best served over a pile of mashed potatoes.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword amish, comfort food, family recipes, pasta
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 505kcal


  • 4 pounds whole chicken
  • 4 quarts water
  • ¼ cup chicken broth base
  • 2 stalks celery roughly chopped
  • 1 small onion diced
  • ¼ cup parsley
  • 12 ounces dried egg noodles see notes
  • 10 ounces cream of chicken soup
  • 4 tablespoons butter


  • Add the chicken to a large stock pot along with the water, chicken base, celery, onion, and parsley. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cover.
  • Simmer for 2-3 hours. The longer the chicken simmers, the more flavorful the broth will be.
  • Carefully remove the chicken from the broth and remove the meat from the bones. Shred or chop into bite-sized pieces.
  • Strain the broth through a fine mesh strainer.
  • Return 4 cups of the strained broth to the pot and return to a boil.
  • Add the egg noodles and shredded chicken to the pot, cover, and turn off the heat.
  • Let the noodles set for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes or so.
  • Test the noodles for doneness. If they are not cooked through, turn the heat back on and cook for 1-2 minutes or until noodles are tender.
  • Add the cream of chicken and butter to the noodles and stir until the butter has melted. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve immediately or leave in the pan, covered, until ready to serve. These will stay warm in the pan for 30 minutes or so with no problems.



We use the Amish style egg noodles found in small bags. These are generally made by smaller brands in plastic bags with zip ties at the top. You can also find them on Amazon


Calories: 505kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 136mg | Sodium: 2182mg | Potassium: 401mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 621IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 2mg