Now, my grandmother made the best chicken noodle soup I've ever had (just as I'm sure everyone's grandmother did). She would roast the chicken, make the stock, and homemade noodles... it was heaven. But I'm lazy and don't have the time or space in my kitchen to do anything close to that. However, I have mastered a recipe that is just like Grandma's and you can make it in less than 30 minutes, if that.
In a Flash Grandma's Chicken Noodle Soup
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
5 carrots, peeled and chopped
4 celery stocks, chopped
*Note: to make this "chopping" process even faster, Trader Joe's sells chopped onions, celery, and carrots all together in a container in their produce section - 1 container of that will do just fine.
4 garlic cloves, finely minced
2 Tbls Olive Oil
8 cups Chicken Stock
1 rotisserie chicken (I like the ones from Whole Foods, but any store bought one will do)
2 cups egg noodles, uncooked
3 Tbsp parsley, finely chopped (don't use dried... the fresh is worth it)
Salt and pepper to taste