First, if you plan to make homemade noodles, begin preparing the noodles 3-4 hours before your mealtime, to give the noodles time to dry.
Gather the ingredients. Prepare the chicken. Remove giblets from inside of chicken. Place chicken in a large stockpot or Dutch oven and cover with water.
Using a cutting board and Chef's knife, prepare the vegetables. Peel and slice carrots into bite size pieces. Chop celery and onion.
Add to the pot of water the sliced carrots, chopped onion and celery, dried parsley and oregano, salt and black pepper. Bring to a boil, and then lower heat to simmer. Cook for 60-90 minutes, until meat falls off bone.