Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup (Video)
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Best Ever Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup! Made in just 25 minutes, this easy recipe is bursting with fabulous flavor, tender chunks of chicken and veggies.
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‘Tis the season for runny noses and coughs. Not to mention the crazy weather our northern friends are having. My family loves this soup.
There is just something about homemade chicken noodle that is almost healing, isn’t there?
I have been working on the best homemade chicken noodle soup for quite some time.
I’ve tried many recipes, but none have been loved more by my husband than my Best Ever Simple chicken noodle soup recipe.
Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
There is nothing quite like enjoying a bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup like your mom used to make. I remember my own mother making it when we were growing up. It was the perfect remedy for a cold or even a bad day. It surely is the best way to warm you up on a cool winter night and make everything feel better!
Mom’s soup took all day to cook, but nowadays that is just not in the schedule. With work, play dates and carpools to fill your days, this is the perfect chicken noodle soup to make on a busy day. It’s packed with carrots, celery, and chicken, and it goes from prep to plate in just 25 minutes. This home-style soup is perfectly satisfying and oh so delicious.
We even keep our freezer stocked with a few batches so when the unexpected cold arises, we simply defrost and heat on the stovetop or in the microwave. It is so amazing!
Helpful Tips to make Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup:
- This is a great soup to make ahead and freeze. Let the soup come to room temperature before putting it in the freezer. I like to place a layer of plastic wrap over the soup to help prevent freezer burn.
- The noodles will break apart when you reheat it, so if preferred you can freeze the soup without the noodles and toss them in the pot when you are reheating it. Thaw soup in the refrigerator overnight. Bring to a boil add egg noodles and cook until al dente.
What you will need to make Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup:
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Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup + Video
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 4 carrots, sliced
- 2 celery ribs, sliced
- 8 cups low sodium chicken stock, or 8 cups water and 4 tablespoon chicken base
- 1 pound uncooked boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite size pieces
- 8 ounce bag extra broad egg noodles
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- In a large (8 quart) saucepan over medium-high heat, add butter. One butter is melted add the carrots and celery to the saucepan and stir. Sauté for 3 minutes.
- Add chicken stock and chicken. Cover and bring to a boil. Once boiling, add egg noodles and cook until al dente (approximately 10-12 minutes).
- Add parsley and pepper. Stir and serve!
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.
Originally published December 2012, updated and republished March 2020
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I've read that is not good to eat the broth that the Chicken cooked in.. but that's how broth is made.. so I'm just confused I guess.
As long as the broth is boiled as described you are fine. Enjoy!
As long as your chicken is cleaned, you are fine too. This recipe sounds good but I prefer to use brown rice and a small amount of quinoa. I also add a package of Mrs. Grass chicken soup mix so I do get some thin noodles too.
Boiling kills off any germs !!
Oh my yes! All of these look soooooooo good!
You should cook the chicken in the broth, remove chicken, skim the broth and bring to a boil. Add veggies and cubed chicken, simmer for 10 minutes then serve.
I have made this recipe many times it is wonderful. However I did make a few adjustments to the cooking directions. I cooked the chicken breast by themselves – and do not use the broth they were cooked in. Not because I felt it was unsafe, but the chicken when cooking in water gives off what I call (scum) and I didn't want that in the soup. So once the chicken has cooled enough to handle, cut into bite size pieces and then continue on adding the other ingredients like the sautéed veggies, the chicken broth and noodles or rice if you prefer. I like using a spoon of the chicken base (Tone's brand is what I use found near the soups in the stores). It gives the soup a more rich flavor. My family loves this soup in the winter months and it is very easy to make. Enjoy! Thanks for a great easy soup…to make..
I make my own broth that is how I was raised my mother is from Italy. to make a broth you need to wash the chicken very well and then you will not get the scum also I add vegetables to the chicken. It makes a great broth.
This is pretty much my recipe. I just skin the chicken "ick" off and use the broth to cook Reames frozen egg noodles. They don't fall apart like the thin egg noodles.
Reames frozen noodles are the best. They taste just like the homemade noodles my mom used to make. Everyoe raves about my Chicken Noodle Soup made with these noodles.
99% of the time the simplest recipes are the Best.
I love Chicken Noodle Soup but making things easier for me; instead of cooking the chicken, I use meat from a Rotisserie Chicken; removing the skin and bones and shredding the meat.
Something about a Rotisserie Chicken brings a nice flavor to the soup.
Once all the meat is off the ones, I then make chicken stock by boiling the bones and the skin and then straining it all, putting into jars and freezing it. I do the same with all the turkey bones. You will be surprised how much more meat will come off them bones once you boil them.
Why let all the deliciousness go to waste?
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1I agree Colleen, sounds yummy
Looks good ! I'm going to make it tomorrow . I have always cleaned a whole chicken then boiled it saving the broth to use for my soup or gumbo or any dishes needing broth. I feeeze my broth for future use & I am still kicking and cooking !
I typically use macaroni with my chicken noodle soup, but this looks so delicious that I think I just might try it. I'm just debating which to try out first, this or the Italian minestroni soup recipe I recently found online. 🙂 I will probably try both. 😀
I also love your other soup recipes. They look equally tempting. Thanks for sharing them!
What's the best way to store the soup? I always find that the noodles wind up soaking up all the broth when stored together. Do y'all keep the noodles separate or store it all in one container?
This was my first time making soup. This recipe is delicious and easy to follow. My family loved it! 🥣
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This recipe is absolutely AMAZING. I was looking for a chicken soup recipe that was
“different” and this fit the bill. My goodness, I could bathe in this (tho I promise I won’t) Thank you for posting this.
i made this and it was YUMMO!! so good and not super heavy!!
I’m sure this soup tastes delicious. All of your recipes that I have tried have been an absolute success!
So did you use fresh water or what with The Tone's chicken base?
I use water, fresh chicken so you get some chicken fat, then take the excess fat of. TONE is the BOMB. When I freeze mine in servings, the noodles don't come apart. I do use a good quality of egg noodles though, not thin cheap ones.
I cook in the crockpot and add the tops to the celery, a bay leaf and a 1/4 tsp of oregano. Those 3 things give it such a wonderful depth of flavor. Add salt and pepper to taste. I like more pepper in mine.
Way better than the canned soup! It’s so easy to make that I would rather make this while I’m sick then get canned soup. This has such amazing flavor.