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Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup Easy Recipe

This Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup is one of the easiest soup recipes you can ever make. A beginner cook can make this dish and kids in the kitchen can too.

a blue bowl filled homemade chicken noodle soup with carrots and celery next to it
A bowl of chicken noodle soup

The first food we think of in the dead of winter is a bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup. Moms have warmed the hearts of their families and nursed a cold and sore throat with chicken noodle soup for eons.

My soup recipe is a double noodle made from scratch with carrots, celery, and chicken broth. Yummy yummy in my tummy!

For some reason, you can get those carrots and celery vegetables into your kid’s bellies in a big bowl of the best chicken noodle soup when they won’t eat it any other time.

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Ingredients for homemade chicken noodle soup recipe

Ingredients in Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Simple ingredients, most of which you probably keep in your pantry are all you need for a good chicken noodle soup recipe.

  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1 celery stalk, diced
  • 1 tsp. Olive Oil
  • 4 cups Chicken broth, see how to make your own here
  • 2 cups dry spaghetti noodles broken into pieces
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

How to make this easy homemade chicken noodle soup

cubed carrots and celery cooking in a skillet

Step 1

Heat oil in a large soup pot or Dutch oven.

Add the diced carrots and celery and cook for about 3 or 4 minutes or until the vegetables begin to soften, stirring occasionally.

chicken noodle soup base with carrots, celery and chicken stock in a large pot

Step 2

Add the chicken broth to the vegetables and bring to a full boil on medium-high heat.

Preferably you will use homemade chicken broth, instructions for making are right here.

Stir in the salt and pepper.

Step 3

Now stir in the noodles and cook for about 8 minutes.

One of the things that make this the best homemade chicken noodle soup is that I doubled the noodles for a more hearty meal.

chicken noodle soup in a large pot cooking

Step 4

Remove from the heat and allow the noodles to continue soaking up the liquid until the noodles are tender.

Homemade Chicken Noodle soup with double noodles

Serve hot with crackers if you like. Print the full recipe below.

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator and serve them for lunch the next day.

Variations for chicken noodle soup

This classic chicken noodle soup is a great recipe, but I know sometimes we need and want a little more.

Make homemade broth

If you would like homemade broth for your soup base you will begin by boiling the meat. You can boil a whole chicken, boneless chicken breast, or chicken thighs. But be sure you have added enough water to the pot so you have a yield of 4 cups of broth to make the soup. How To Make Chicken Broth.

If you make your broth to begin this soup, use the leftover chicken to make a Chicken Vegetable Casserole or a Homemade Chicken Pot Pie.

Add Meat

If you are like me with meat-loving men sitting at your dinner table, add some chopped or shredded chicken to the pot. Traditional chicken noodle soup has very little to no meat so don’t go overboard. Rotisserie chicken is good in this soup.

Add Herbs

A great way to customize your flavors is by using fresh herbs. Basil, Oregano, and Thyme are good in this dish. Learn more about growing your own cooking herbs at home.

Chicken bouillon cubes

Do you want to skip the chicken and make bouillon stock? Go right ahead. This easy soup recipe is quite versatile so use what you have on hand. Chicken bouillon cubes can be substituted for boiling chicken to make stock or if you don’t have chicken broth on hand.

Best Noodles for chicken noodle soup

We enjoy using spaghetti noodles broken into pieces, not thin noodles. It seems more like an authentic chicken noodle soup. Some folks enjoy making homemade egg noodles. Others prefer buying egg noodles from the grocery store. It’s mostly a matter of personal preference.

a ladle full of chicken noodle soup

This simple recipe for homemade soup is the ultimate comfort food during Fall and Winter months.

Print this easy homemade chicken noodle soup with spaghetti noodles recipe to keep in your recipe binder to use again and again. It’s on the table in about 30 minutes with budget-friendly ingredients.

It’s also the best chicken soup to make easy school lunches. Heat it up, pour it into the soup thermos, like this one, and know your kids are enjoying your home cooking at school.

a blue bowl filled homemade chicken noodle soup with carrots and celery next to it

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup Easy Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 medium carrot, diced
  • 1 celery stalk, diced
  • 1 tsp. Olive Oil
  • 4 cups Chicken broth
  • 2 cups dry spaghetti noodles broken into pieces
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste

Instructions

Heat the oil in a Dutch oven or soup pot over medium high heat.

Add the cubed carrots and celery and cook for about 3 or 4 minutes or until the vegetables begin to soften, stirring occasionally.

Add the chicken broth to the vegetables and bring to a full boil.

Stir in the salt and pepper.

Now stir in the noodles and cook for about 8 minutes.

Remove from the heat and allow the noodles to continue soaking up the liquid until the noodles are tender.

Serve hot with saltine crackers for a hearty meal

Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 91Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 3mgSodium 725mgCarbohydrates 16gFiber 1gSugar 2gProtein 4g

Nutrition information is estimated and may not be exact based on uncontrolled variables in home kitchens used by each individual cook.

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