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Chicken Noodle Soup
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins

The BEST chicken noodle soup you'll ever make, starts with a simple homemade chicken broth, and the option of making your own egg noodles!

Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Unit: clove, cup, large, ribs, Tablespoon, teaspoon
Servings: 8
Calories: 256 kcal
Author: Lauren Allen
For the Soup:
  • 1/2 Tablespoon butter
  • 2 ribs celery , diced
  • 3-4 large carrots diced
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • 10 cups Homemade chicken broths , or other high-quality chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt , to taste
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper , to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried rosemary ,or more, to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 batch homemade egg noodles* , or 5 cups bite-size dry farfalle or egg noodles
  • 3 cups rotisserie chicken , pulled from the chicken used to cook the homemade broth, recipe below
  1. Add butter, diced celery and carrots to a large stock pot over medium-high heat. Saute for 3 minutes. Add garlic and cook for another 30 seconds. 

  2. Add chicken broth and season the broth with salt (definitely TASTE the broth before adding more salt), pepper, and a tiny pinch of rosemary, sage and crushed red pepper. I may add another small spoonful of “better than bullion” chicken or chicken bouillon powder as well, if needed, to taste.

  3. Bring broth to a boil. Add noodles (either the uncooked homemade egg noodles, or dry store-bought pasta) and cook just until noodles are al dente. 

  4. If using store-bought noodles, be cautious not to overcook them! Remove pot from heat as soon as they are just barely tender. The noodles will continue to cook once you remove the pot from the heat, and you don’t want them mushy. 

  5. Add chicken meat from the rotisserie chicken. Taste the broth again and add more seasonings, if needed.

Recipe Notes

*I like to use Better than Bullion chicken base, mixed with water, instead of canned chicken broth

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Noodle Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 256 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 61mg 20%
Sodium 421mg 18%
Potassium 433mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 19g 38%
Vitamin A 92.9%
Vitamin C 2.4%
Calcium 3.5%
Iron 8.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.