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!

Quick Chicken Noodle Soup in a pot

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!

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How Do You Make Chicken Noodle Soup from Scratch?

The base of any good soup is broth, I always try to use 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!

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What to Serve With Chicken Noodle Soup

This Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup recipe is almost a complete meal on its own. Loaded with fresh vegetables, Egg Noodles and of course juicy chicken.

We love this soup with Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits and a nice fresh salad. Other great options are 30 Minute Dinner Rolls and a Coleslaw.

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!

White bowl filled with Quick Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken noodle soup can be kept in the fridge for a few days. For those of you asking, yes, you can freeze chicken noodle soup. If you are freezing some of it, just leave out the egg noodles and add them when you reheat your soup!

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Quick Chicken Noodle Soup in a pot
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Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 4 servings
A hearty chicken noodle soup recipe. Juicy chicken, tender egg noodles and fresh vegetables all simmered in a flavorful chicken broth.


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 large carrots
  • 2 large celery ribs
  • 1 teaspoon flour
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • pepper to taste
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cups cooked chicken chopped into ½" pieces
  • 6 cups chicken broth homemade or boxed
  • 6 ounces egg noodles
  • 2-3 tablespoons fresh parsley

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  • Dice the onion. Heat butter in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until it begins to soften, 2-3 minutes.
  • While the onion is cooking, slice the celery and carrot ¼" thick. Add to the pot and cook for 2-3 minutes or until the onion is soft.
  • Stir in the poultry seasoning and flour and cook for 1 minute more.
  • Add the broth, turn the heat up to medium high and bring to a boil. Stir in noodles* and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook until noodles are tender (this can vary by brand).
  • Add chicken and cook 1 minute more or until heated through.
  • Stir in parsley and remove bay leaf before serving.

Recipe Notes

If you prefer more broth you can add up to 8 cups.
If we are going to eat the whole soup, you can cook the pasta right in the soup. This flavors the noodles and very slightly thickens the soup.
If you plan to have leftovers, cook the pasta separately (in salted water or broth) and add to each serving as you serve them. Noodles will continue to soak up the liquid if left too long.
Use any type of noodles, dry/fresh/frozen cook for 1 minute less than indicated on the package. 
We sometimes add additional vegetables. Any of the following are great in this chicken noodle soup:
2 cups chopped broccoli or cauliflower, sliced zucchini, 1 cup corn kernels, ½ diced red bell pepper, sliced mushrooms, chopped spinach or kale. 

Nutrition Information

Calories: 379, Carbohydrates: 41g, Protein: 19g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 78mg, Sodium: 1386mg, Potassium: 828mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 6545IU, Vitamin C: 91mg, Calcium: 85mg, Iron: 2.8mg

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

Course Soup
Cuisine American

Is Chicken Noodle Soup 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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