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!

Quick Chicken Noodle Soup in a white bowl

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!

Quick Chicken Noodle Soup in a pot with a ladle

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
4.84 from 18 votes
Review Recipe

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

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


  • 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 chicken chopped and cooked
  • 6 cups chicken broth I prefer homemade
  • 6 ounces egg noodles
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 2-3 tablespoons fresh parsley

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  • Heat olive oil in a pot over medium high heat.
  • Chop the onion and add to the pot. Continue adding veggies to the pot in order as you chop them except broccoli.
  • Cook until onion is softened, about 5 minutes.
  • 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.
  • Stir in parsley and remove bay leaf before serving.

Recipe Notes

If you prefer more broth you can add 8 cups.

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.)

Keyword chicken noodle soup
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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  1. I make my own broth all the time, and make a lot of chicken soup from it. I’m never sure of the “order” of ingredients, and often end up cooking things–like the noodles–separately. We love veggies that are cooked a little “a dente” and not mushy. So this is GREAT information! Thank you!5 stars

  2. A red pepper??? All yous will taste is red pepper… DO NOT put red peppers i chicken soup! Wrong! Ask a man … no way

  3. Your recipe is the same as my gramma’s as well! I love roads bok choy when it’s pretty well finished so it still retains a bit of texture!Iprefer my stock as well but if I’m out, I buy this little jar called Better Than Bullion. It’s a paste and so delicious. Can hardly notice a difference at all!!

  4. Is the the nutrition for one cup of soup? I know it’s approximation since everyone uses different brands of products. But I have to use it. Nevertheless I made it and it’s very good.

  5. Hello holly, my recipe is almost like yours I put parsley, basil fresh, yes its going to be awesome , me and my fience sick today so I told my fience that , chicken noodle soup is what’s going make us feel better. Enjoy your recipes, Thank you.5 stars

    1. You’re so welcome. Sorry that you two are sick and hope that you feel better after a nice warm bowl of chicken soup :)

    2. For the chicken noodle soup, seems to me the carrots and celery would not be cooked. I would cook it longer until they were done, then add noodles,then Broccoli

  6. I made this tonight and served with beer bread….OUTSTANDING!! Thank you…we look forward to trying more if your awesome recipes5 stars

  7. Holly, thanks for this delicious recipe! Its simple, not much prep and so tasty. I made some adjustments, and the whole family wanted more but we’ve eaten it all. We really appreciate it, bless 4 stars

  8. I just found and made your chicken soup…in the middle of summer.i have a sick friend. The soup was delicious. Thank you for sharing the recipe. Instead of using broccoli I added zucchini and fresh mushrooms. It was a hit with my family and sick friend. This recipe will be a keeper and used a lot.5 stars

    1. How thoughtful of you, I hope your friend is feeling better! I’m so glad your family and your friend enjoyed this.

  9. Maybe adding some cauliflower? Seems like it would match perfectly with the recipe. Thanks for sharing it!5 stars

  10. 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!

  11. 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. 4 stars