1 (4 pound) chicken
4 quarts water
1 onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup celery
2 1/2 cups fresh or canned corn
2 hardboiled eggs, chopped
Salt and pepper
Simmer chicken in salted water slowly until it is cooked tender. Remove chicken and strain broth. Add corn to broth and bring to a boil. Cut pieces of chicken and celery into bite-size pieces, and add to broth along with onion. Cook for 5 to 10 minutes.
Five to 10 minutes before serving, add hardboiled egg and rivels made by mixing 1 cup flour, 1/4 cup milk and 1 egg with a fork until the dough is the size of peas. Simmer for 5 minutes.