Wash chicken, cover with water. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt per pound of chicken and pepper. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until tender about 1 1/2 hours.
Remove chicken from broth, bone and cut into chunks. Skim fat from broth and measure into sauce pan (about 5 cups). Add chicken and remaining ingredients. Heat to boiling, reduce heat and simmer until noodles are tender, about 15 minutes.