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Quick and Easy Chicken Noodle Soup

  • Serves: 6
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 25 min
  • Calories: 253
a bowl of quick and easy chicken noodle soup with a piece of bread and a spoon.

Once you make this quick and easy chicken noodle soup recipe for yourself, you’ll be saying goodbye to the canned stuff for good.

This Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe is a Game Changer.

What’s so great about making chicken noodle soup from scratch when you could just open a can and call it dinner? Well, aside from the fact that your family will love the way it tastes (who doesn’t love chicken noodle soup?), you can feel good that you’re feeding them a home cooked meal full of the good stuff (and no weird chemicals or preservatives). Chicken broth, veggies, some dried herbs, a store-bought rotisserie chicken and some egg noodles are all it takes to feed your family a meal full of flavor, nutrition and love. Yeah, you got this!

ingredients laid out for homemade chicken noodle soup carrots, celery, chicken stock, egg noodles, onions and garlic

Chicken Noodle Soup Made From Scratch In Under 30 Minutes.

Even as professional food bloggers, there are many nights we struggle with dinner. After all, we’re only human! Far too often, the kids’ hunger arrives before a real meal plan does. In those situations, rather than panic or serve PB&J for dinner—although there’s nothing wrong with that, either—we often turn to this easy chicken noodle soup recipe. It comes together so quickly and you don’t need any fancy or special ingredients. And it uses one of our very favorite short cuts—a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store.

a soup pot with sautéed carrots onion and celery with garlic and bay leaves
chicken stock, and veggies in a soup pot
chicken noodle soup with egg noodles
chicken noodle soup with rotisserie chicken and egg noodles

What’s in Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup?

Healthy and easy, chicken soup is a delicious and wholesome way to get good food into the bellies of your loved ones! Of course, we’d all love to have homemade chicken stock and freshly cooked chicken on hand, but sometimes boxed stock and a store-bought rotisserie chicken is the best we can do, and you know what? That’s okay! No one will be the wiser and your sanity will be spared. Here are all the ingredients you’ll need to make chicken noodle soup:

  • Butter or oil
  • Onion
  • Celery
  • Carrots
  • Garlic
  • Bay leaves
  • Chicken stock
  • Rotisserie chicken from the store (or cooked, shredded chicken that you’ve cooked yourself. Our poached chicken recipe is great for this, if you’re a meal prepper!)
  • Egg noodle
  • Parsley
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Chicken noodle soup recipe in a bowl with a spoon and bread

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Have You Made This Easy Chicken Noodle Soup Yet?

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Quick and Easy Chicken Noodle Soup

  • Serves: 6
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 25 min
  • Calories: 253

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp Olive oil or butter
  • 1 Small yellow onion, chopped about 3/4 cup
  • 2 Ribs of celery, 1/2-inch chopped
  • 1-2 Large carrots, peeled, 1/2-inch sliced about 1 1/2 cups
  • 4 Cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 8 cups Chicken stock
  • 2-3 cups Cooked shredded chicken (from rotisserie)
  • 6 oz Egg noodles**
  • 1 tbsp Minced, flat leaf parsley
  • 1 tsp Sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp Fresh cracked black pepper to taste

Method

  1. Heat the butter or olive oil in a large pot set over medium heat. Add the onion, celery and carrots and cook until the onions are translucent, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute longer.
  2. Add the chicken stock, bay leaves. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium and cook until the vegetables are tender, about 15 minutes.
  3. Add the chicken, egg noodles, parsley, salt and pepper. Maintain a low boil until the noodles are tender and the chicken is warmed through.

Cooking Notes:
** Homemade noodles in this soup taste amazing, but if you don't have time for that, buy fresh egg noodles (normally there's fresh pasta options in the refrigerated section) from the grocery store. If this dinner is truly last minute, use dried egg noodles or even dried spaghetti/macaroni noodles work well!

Quick and Easy Chicken Noodle Soup

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  • TheSouthernBlackbird

    I am going on try this soon. I've been wanting to try chicken noodle soup in the Insta Pot but wasn't sure how to do it well. I think using the rotisserie chicken carcass for homemade broth would really up the flavor. I also love Better Than Bouillon paste over boxed broth or bouillion powder. It's got such a complex flavor, and a jar makes 32 cups of broth. They have a huge range of flavors including vegetarian and vegan flavors. I also have the roasted garlic and beef versions. A little bit of the roasted garlic mixed with the other flavors is so good.A local Greek restaurant makes the best Avgolemono--chicken noodle or rice with rosemary, lemon juice, and egg. I've also used orzo, and I learned that if you are making this soup ahead of time, it's better to not cook the orzo through because it gets soggy in the fridge. Adding rosemary and lemon really ups the flavor of chicken noodle soup.

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