Skip to Content

Easy Chicken Noodle Soup

Ah, Old-Fashioned Chicken Noodle soup that’s loaded with amazing flavors, simple ingredients and is ready in 30 minutes or less. A comfort food classic that’s both hearty and quick!

OLD FASHIONED CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP

Anyone can make amazing Homemade Chicken Noodle soup, there isn’t anything fancy about this soup, other than the “yum” taste!

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

I’ve made this soup for our family when we are feeling under the weather, it tastes so good and is my go-to soup when someone has had surgery, is not feeling well or needs a little pick-me-up. You can even make it in the summertime, it’s not just a cool weather soup!

Ah, Old-Fashioned Chicken Noodle soup that's loaded with amazing flavors, simple ingredients and is ready in 30 minutes or less. A comfort food classic that's both hearty and quick! #thefreshcooky #chickennoodlesoup #chickensoup #soup #cleaneating #easy

IS CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP MEDICINAL?

I don’t know, but I DO know that I feel better when I sip on this soup. This soup is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients, especially when made with bone broth; the warmth feels good on a sore throat, seems to open up stuffy nasal passages and has a calming touch on a funny stomach.

Since colds are believed to be caused by viral infections in the upper respiratory tract, research has suggested the ingredients in the soup slows white blood cells from gathering in the lungs, therefore slowing the progress of irritating side effects, like coughing, sneezing, and a stuffy, runny nose. In addition to the nutrients from the vegetables and other ingredients, chicken soup also helps you stay hydrated – which is crucial when you’re feeling under the weather. Read more

Join The Fresh Cooky on Pinterest

No need to wait until someone doesn’t feel well though! Make a double-batch this weekend, eat some for dinner, jar up the rest and enjoy it all week.

Ah, Old-Fashioned Chicken Noodle soup that's loaded with amazing flavors, simple ingredients and is ready in 30 minutes or less. A comfort food classic that's both hearty and quick! #thefreshcooky #chickennoodlesoup #chickensoup #soup #cleaneating #easy

EASY CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP

I start with a simple mirepoix – otherwise known as diced onions, carrots, and celery slowly cooked in butter or oil.

In a 4 quart heavy bottomed pan, over medium heat, add a tablespoon or so of olive oil and along a few teaspoons of butter. Toss the diced veggies into the pot and stir until the veggies have softened and become translucent and just a tinge of brown, about 7-10 minutes. Add your garlic and sauté for an extra minute.

Ah, Old-Fashioned Chicken Noodle soup that's loaded with amazing flavors, simple ingredients and is ready in 30 minutes or less. A comfort food classic that's both hearty and quick! #thefreshcooky #chickennoodlesoup #chickensoup #soup #cleaneating #easy

Dump in your spices and sea salt and stir around to “wake-up” the spices, it’s called blooming! I like tarragon and thyme and will sometimes add in rosemary. All ways are yummy! Pick the spices you love most.

Ah, Old-Fashioned Chicken Noodle soup that's loaded with amazing flavors, simple ingredients and is ready in 30 minutes or less. A comfort food classic that's both hearty and quick! #thefreshcooky #chickennoodlesoup #chickensoup #soup #cleaneating #easy

Next add shredded rotisserie* chicken (or leftover chicken) and give it a stir as well, mixing it with the spices and veggies. I’ve also used leftover roast chicken as well as turkey.

TIP* | You can simmer a couple of chicken breast or thighs in a few cups of water ahead of time, save a cup or two of that broth and be sure to add to your soup.

Ah, Old-Fashioned Chicken Noodle soup that's loaded with amazing flavors, simple ingredients and is ready in 30 minutes or less. A comfort food classic that's both hearty and quick! #thefreshcooky #chickennoodlesoup #chickensoup #soup #cleaneating #easy

Pour in your chicken stock or bone broth, go for the bone broth if you are sick and you have it on hand. I had some homemade chicken bone broth on hand so I used that, but you can certainly use a good boxed chicken stock or broth. Customize the amount of broth to your tastes, my family likes it pretty broth-y, so I typically add additional broth to the soup.

MAKE YOUR OWN BONE BROTH

When making my own chicken bone broth I follow my Beef Bone Broth recipe, substituting chicken feet (yes, feet) wings, thighs, carcass, etc. for the beef bones.

Ah, Old-Fashioned Chicken Noodle soup that's loaded with amazing flavors, simple ingredients and is ready in 30 minutes or less. A comfort food classic that's both hearty and quick! #thefreshcooky #chickennoodlesoup #chickensoup #soup #cleaneating #easy

Stir and bring to a simmer for 10-15 minutes. Just before serving bring to rapid boil and add in your noodles, I love these fine German “soup” noodles personally (which I find in my local grocery store, on the Kosher/Import aisle; lots of gems there BTW!)

As you can see from my pictures, I’ve tossed in mixed noodles cleaning out my pantry. Funny, nobody seems to mind what the noodles look like as long as there are plenty of them!

Ah, Old-Fashioned Chicken Noodle soup that's loaded with amazing flavors, simple ingredients and is ready in 30 minutes or less. A comfort food classic that's both hearty and quick! #thefreshcooky #chickennoodlesoup #chickensoup #soup #cleaneating #easy

Boil until noodles are cooked and serve! Taste and adjust seasonings adding salt or pepper as desired. We love ours with a little parmesan cheese!

BEST WAY TO COOK NOODLES

The wider, bigger the noodle is, the more broth it will soak up, which is why I like thin noodles as they don’t soak up very much. Have no fear, if yours do, when reheating just add more chicken broth to the pot or bowl!

Vegan Chicken Noodle Soup

Can you make Chicken Noodle Soup Vegan or Vegetarian! Yes, simply omit chicken, substituting chicken broth with a good vegetable broth, or even better try my immune boosting Mineral Veggie Broth and don’t use egg noodles, but a high protein, whole grain noodle.

OTHER IMMUNE BOOSTING RECIPES

Sharing on Meal Plan Monday and Weekend Potluck!

Like this recipe?
Don’t forget to give it a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️star rating in the recipe below!

Ah, Old-Fashioned Chicken Noodle soup that's loaded with amazing flavors, simple ingredients and is ready in 30 minutes or less. A comfort food classic that's both hearty and quick! #thefreshcooky #chickennoodlesoup #chickensoup #soup #cleaneating #easy
Yield: 6-8 servings

Old-Fashioned Chicken Noodle Soup

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Ah, Old-Fashioned Chicken Noodle soup that's loaded with amazing flavors, simple ingredients and is ready in 30 minutes or less. A comfort food classic that's both hearty and quick! Instructions for making into a vegan or vegetarian option as well.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1-2 carrots, washed, peeled and diced (or about 7-10 baby carrots)
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1/2 small leek, washed well and diced small (optional)
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic, diced (or substitute 1/2-1 teaspoon garlic powder)
  • 1/2 - 1 teaspoon dried thyme (or try rosemary)
  • 1/2 - 1 teaspoon dried tarragon (optional)
  • 1-2 teaspoons sea salt, start small you can always add more
  • Fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 - 1 lb shredded chicken (rotisserie, roasted, boiled)
  • 32-48 oz (or more) Chicken stock, broth or bone broth
  • 1/2 lb egg noodles (I like Bechtle German Soup noodles)
  • 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese, grated for serving (optional)
  • 1-2 teaspoons fresh parsley, diced (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a 4 quart heavy bottomed pan, over medium heat, add a tablespoon or so of olive oil, along with a few teaspoons of butter until hot and melted. Toss the diced onions, celery and carrots (optional leeks) into the pot and stir until the veggies have softened and become translucent and just a tinge of brown, about 7-10 minutes.
  2. Stir in garlic and sauté for an extra minute. Pour in your spices and sea salt and stir around to "wake-up" the spices!  Add in your shredded rotisserie* chicken and give it a stir as well, mixing it in with the spices and veggies. I've also used leftover roast chicken as well as used turkey. Pour in chicken stock or bone broth, go for the bone broth if you are sick and you have it on hand. Use a good quality boxed chicken stock or broth. 
  3. Stir, cover and bring to simmer for 10-15 minutes. Just before serving bring to rapid boil and add in your noodles, I love these German "soup" noodles personally. Cook according to your noodle package directions.Taste and adjust seasonings adding salt or pepper as desired, add a teaspoon or two of parsley. Try it with a little parmesan cheese and a warm slice of bread or crackers. Garnish with a little chopped,fresh parsley.

Make it Vegetarian or Vegan!

  1. Simply omit the chicken and chicken broth; substituting the broth with a good vegetable broth, try my immune boosting Mineral Veggie Broth and don't use egg noodles, but a high protein whole grain noodle.

Notes

TIP 1 | You can simmer a couple of chicken breast or thighs in a few cups of water ahead of time, save a cup or two of that water and add to your soup.

TIP 2 | Customize the amount of broth to your tastes, my family likes it pretty broth-y, so I typically add additional broth to the soup, sometimes up to another 32 oz carton!

TIP 3| The wider, bigger the noodle is, the more broth it will soak up over time, which is why I like the thin noodles as they don't soak up very much. Have no fear, if yours do, when reheating just add more chicken broth to the pot or bowl!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6-8 servings

Serving Size:

1 1/2 cups

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 220

Did you make this recipe?

Go ahead, MAKE MY DAY! PIN on Pinterest and Comment on the blog!

kathleen

ABOUT KATHLEEN

I enjoy sharing easy recipes that are wholesome and delicious. I am fed by my faith, family, friends & food! Welcome to my kitchen! Read more...

Spa water for adults! This 21+ Cucumber Cooler is so light, crisp and refreshing, filled with crunchy cucumbers, and the option of refreshing mint or earthy basil. Enjoy it after a hot afternoon playing outside or sipping with your girlfriends. #thefreshcooky #cucumbercooler #cocktail #mocktail #ginandtonic #mint #basil #lime
Previous
Cucumber Cooler Cocktail {Basil or Mint}
Edible cookie dough ice cream sandwiches are the perfect no-bake, easy dessert! #thefreshcooky #cookiedough #edible #icecream #sandwiches #nobake #easydessert #recipe
Next
Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwiches

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Skip to Recipe