1 leftover roast chicken carcass (skin, bones, and any meat stuck to the bones)
4 quarts water
1 carrot, halved
4 celery tops
1 small onion, halved
3 whole garlic cloves, peeled
2 bay leaves
Peppercorns to taste
In a soup pot, combine the chicken carcass, vegetables, and water. Bring to a boil. Lower the heat, cover the pot, and simmer the mixture for 2 hours.
Place a colander or strainer over a large bowl. Tip the contents of the pot into it. Let the mixture cool. Pour the strained broth back into the soup pot.
Pick through the bones and remove any meat; discard skin and bones. Add the meat to the broth; set aside.
2 medium onions, coarsely chopped
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
4 stalks celery, cut into 1/2-inch slices
4 medium carrots, cut into 1/4-inch slices
6 oz thin spaghetti or any noodles you like. I use Chinese stir-fried noodles.
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
Return the broth to the soup pot. Add the vegetables, garlic, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to a simmer, and cook for about 20 minutes. Bring the soup to a low bowl and add the noodles. Cook for 15 -20 minutes until the noodles are cooked and the vegetables are tender. Add parsley and adjust salt to taste.