Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

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Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup is one of my childhood favorites! A rich, flavorful broth and tender chunks of chicken are mixed with loads of fresh vegetables and finished off with egg noodles. 

This easy favorite comes together in just minutes for the perfect fresh and healthy weeknight meal. This classic soup is one of Grandma’s home remedies for good reason! 

A pot of homemade chicken noodle soup with vegtables

How To Make Chicken Noodle Soup

Tender chicken, fresh vegetables and egg noodles; this the best chicken noodle soup recipe, not only is it full of flavor, it’s ready in just minutes!

While I love making chicken noodle soup in the slow cooker, I also love being able to create a quick and healthy soup in just about 20 minutes.

  1. For this recipe, you’re going to soften onions, celery and carrots in a pot.
  2. Add broth and poultry seasoning. The addition of poultry seasoning adds the perfect savory flavor to the broth making it taste like its been simmering all day long!
  3. Add chicken and noodles and cook until tender.  Homemade chicken noodle soup is that easy!

Poultry seasoning is a wonderful combination of flavors that really takes  any chicken or turkey recipe to the next level!  If you’ve never used it before, it’s perfect to add to soups, stuffings or casseroles!   If you don’t have poultry seasoning on hand you can quickly make Homemade Poultry Seasoning and it will last in your cupboard for months!

A bowl of chicken noodle soup with crackers and parsley

How Do You Make Chicken Noodle Soup from Scratch?

The base of any good soup is broth, I always try to uses homemade if I can! Whenever I make a whole roasted chicken, I always freeze the carcass to create an amazing homemade chicken stock! If I don’t have chicken carcasses, I simply make Boiled Chicken giving me a rich flavorful broth as well as tender and juicy meat to add to the soup. The flavor of a homemade chicken broth tastes best in this recipe but store bought works if it’s all you have on hand!

I always start with onion/carrot/celery but you can really use any vegetables in this recipe. If you’re using frozen veggies, just cook them for a minute or so longer so they have the chance to cook properly.

When making homemade chicken noodle soup, I most often use leftover chicken (or turkey) that I already have on hand but you can use rotisserie chicken or even quick poached chicken!

A ladle of homemade chicken noodle soup

What is good to serve with homemade chicken noodle soup?

Whether it’s a busy weeknight or a Sunday afternoon, your family will definitely appreciate this homemade chicken noodle soup recipe! We love to serve it with Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits and a nice fresh salad.

I like making this soup on busy weeknights because so fast to whip up (and it doesn’t come from a can or takeout box)! It’s also loaded with vegetables and lean protein making it a healthy choice. The goodness of this easy Homemade Chicken noodle soup warms you from the inside out! 

Close up photo of chicken noodle soup filled with fresh vegetables.

This soup can be frozen if you cook a bigger batch. If you are freezing some of it, just leave out the egg noodles and add them when you reheat your chicken noodle soup!

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

A hearty soup with juicy chicken, tender egg noodles and fresh vegetables all simmered in a flavorful chicken broth.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion , diced
  • 2 large carrots , diced
  • 2 large celery ribs , sliced
  • 1 red pepper , finely diced
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • pepper to taste
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 6 cups chicken broth (I prefer homemade)
  • 6 oz . egg noodles
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 2-3 tablespoons fresh parsley

Directions:

  1. Heat olive oil in a pot over medium high heat.
  2. Chop the onion and add to the pot. Continue adding veggies to the pot in order as you chop them except broccoli.
  3. Cook until onion is softened, about 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in seasoning, broth and chicken. Bring to a boil, add noodles reduce heat to medium-high and cook until noodles are tender. Add in broccoli during the last 2 minutes of cooking.
  5. Stir in parsley and remove bay leaf before serving.

Notes:

If you prefer more broth you can add 8 cups.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 servings, Serving Size:

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 236 Calories

(Nutriton information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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Is Chicken Noodle Soup Actually Good For You?

The short answer: Yes, there’s a reason a good ol’ bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup is a go to when you’re feeling under the weather!!

  • The steam from a hot bowl of chicken noodle soup is a great decongestant
  • The sodium found in the soup will help your body retain water while you rehydrate
  • Eating chicken noodle soup will help increase your micronutrient intake.
  • Chicken noodle soup contains Selenium, which helps to fight common cold symptoms!

Turns out grandma wasn’t wrong!

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Homemade Chicken Noodle soup takes about 20 minutes to make! This hearty soup has juicy chicken, tender egg noodles and fresh vegetables all simmered in a flavorful chicken broth. #spendwithpennies #chickennoodlesoup #easyrecipe
Homemade Chicken Noodle soup takes about 20 minutes to make! This hearty soup has juicy chicken, tender egg noodles and fresh vegetables all simmered in a flavorful chicken broth. #spendwithpennies #chickennoodlesoup #easyrecipe

Holly

Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

12 comments on “Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup”

  1. Do not cook the noodles in the soup.Cook separately and pour the hot steaming soup over them.

  2. Maybe adding some cauliflower? Seems like it would match perfectly with the recipe. Thanks for sharing it!

  3. I made this soup on a cold windy day. Oh my God it is super good

  4. Homemade chicken soup is one of my favorite meals. (In fact, I’m making homemade chicken stock today using a couple of rotisserie chicken carcasses.) You’re absolutely right about the addition of poultry seasoning; it adds so much flavor and fragrance to the chicken soup! But I think the addition of broccoli to the soup would throw the flavor profile out of balance. Broccoli has such a strong cabbagey taste that it tends to overwhelm the more subtle flavors of the other vegetables used in either the stock or the soup itself. That’s why it isn’t often added to vegetable soups even though vegetable soups tend to be more strongly flavored overall. I love your website and I’ve been saving some of your recipes on Pinterest to try later!

  5. Dill – dill was a big factor in original homemade chicken soup by my Aunt Gertie.   She also used “smaltz”  but I had to let that go. Thank you. 

  6. I made this recipe it was very good everyone loved it!

  7. I love that you added broccoli to this! My fave! :)

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