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Homemade Chicken Noodle
Soup Recipe

chicken noodle soup recipe

Easy Old Fashioned Chicken Noodle Soup Recipes

This is the best homemade chicken noodle soup recipe! It is an easy old fashioned recipe with basic instructions for making hearty chicken noodle soup.

At the bottom of this page we have several other recipes for chicken soup, including our Chinese chicken noodle soup. And don't miss our suggestions at the end of each recipe for how to add a healthy, whole grain twist to all your homemade soups.

Best Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

Ingredients (Serves 8)
Time: 1 hour

  • 8 cups chicken broth
    All are not created equal. We recommend Swanson's Chicken Cooking Stock or Kitchen Basics Natural Chicken Stock.

  • 4 cups water

  • 1 store-bought rotisserie chicken

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable or olive oil or butter

  • 2 large onions, medium diced

  • 2 large carrots, peeled and cut into rounds or half rounds, depending on size

  • 2 large celery stalks , thinly sliced

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1/2 cup parsley, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 3 cups egg noodles

  • Directions

    Add chicken broth and water to a heavy-bottomed stockpot. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Meanwhile, remove the skin and bones from the chicken meat and shred the chicken meat. Set meat aside. Add skin and bones to stockpot. Reduce heat to low and simmer, partially uncovered, 25 minutes.

    Strain broth though a colander into a large bowl. Set broth aside and discard skin and bones. Return stockpot to burner over medium-high heat.

    Heat up the oil then add the onions, carrots, celery, garlic, and parsley. Saute until the onion is translucent. Add reserved chicken broth, shredded chicken meat, thyme, and bay leaf. Bring to a boil then add egg noodles and cook until noodles are just tender. Remove bay leaf and serve warm with one of our whole grain breads.

    Additions and Substitutions

    Make this recipe for chicken noodle soup even heartier by adding mixed frozen peas, green beans, carrots, and corn.

    Whole Grain Twist!

    Substitute the egg noodles with 1 1/2 cups Barley grain. Or make your own whole grain noodles to use in this chicken soup. See our recipe for homemade whole wheat noodles.

    More Chicken Soup Recipes

    best chicken stock for chicken soup recipe
    Swanson's Chicken Stock

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