Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe. Nothing beats a big bowl of chicken noodle soup on a chilly fall, or cold winter day! Made with homemade chicken broth, lots of healthy veggies and chunks of chicken and noodles, this is the best chicken noodle soup recipe!
Once you make this homemade chicken soup recipe from scratch and see how easy it is to make, you will be making it all the time!
Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe
When the weather starts getting cold soup is my go to meal. A big bowl of soup is always the best way to warm up on a chilly day.
This homemade chicken noodle soup is also my go to anytime someone in my house is sick. It is easy for to swallow, helps them stay hydrated and it is healthy too. If I am making it because someone in the house doesn’t feel well, I use smaller noodles then the egg noodles I normally use.
This homemade chicken noodle soup recipe is going to be one of your all-time favorite comfort foods. It’s delicious, simple, and has all of those health benefits you remember from your childhood!
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Homemade or Store Bought Chicken Broth
The base of any good soup recipe is the broth. I personally use homemade chicken broth whenever I made chicken noodle soup. I like to keep frozen chicken broth in the freezer for whenever I want to make soup. However I know that not everyone keeps chicken broth in their freezer like I do, so if you are in a pinch you can use store bought chicken broth.
The best way I have made it possible to have homemade chicken broth whenever I need it is to freeze the chicken carcass anytime we have a rotisserie or baked chicken. Then when I have a bunch of them I will spend a day making lots of chicken broth and putting it in the freezer.
How to Cook Chicken for Chicken Noodle Soup
For this chicken soup recipe the recipe calls for cooked chicken. If you do not have any on hand you can use a rotisserie chicken or you can cook the chicken needeed. You will need 2 cups of cooked chicken.
Boil Chicken. It is commonly asked how to boil chicken breasts. Boiling it will result in moist cooked chicken. Using a large pot, add the raw chicken breast and cover it with 3 cups of water or chicken broth; it doesn’t matter which. On medium high heat, bring it to a boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low and place a lid on the pot. Simmer the chicken for 10 minutes.
Bake Chicken.To bake the chicken for shredding, you want to preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the chicken on a baking sheet, sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Drizzle the chicken with olive oil. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until the chicken is cooked fully.
Cook Chicken in the Instant Pot. If you choose to cook chicken in the Instant Pot, you can easily make it tender to be shredded. Place one cup of water or chicken broth, it doesn’t matter which one you use. Place the chicken in the pot and place the lid on top. Make sure it is set to seal and set the time to 15 minutes, with a 5 minute natural release. This is a little longer than I recommend for chicken that is not being shredded, but this extra time helps to make the chicken fall apart easily.
What vegetables go in chicken noodle soup?
When I make chicken noodle soup most of the time, I stick to carrots, onions and celery but there are lots of veggies that you can also add to chicken noodle soup to change things up a bit. Some of the veggies I have also added to this soup recipe are:
- green beans
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What to serve with Chicken Noodle Soup
Easy homemade chicken noodle soup is a meal on its own. Loaded with chicken and veggies it makes almost a full and complete healthy meal all by itself.
Many times when I make chicken noodle soup for dinner it is our main dish and I serve it with a salad and some fresh bread, biscuits, cheddar biscuits or crackers. If you are looking for an amazing salad dressing to put on your salad be sure to check out honey poppyseed dressing and garlic lime vinaigrette salad dressing.
How to Freeze Chicken Noodle Soup
This chicken soup recipe is a great one to make ahead of time and freeze. You can freeze this chicken noodle soup in ziploc freezer bags or in air tight containers. Be sure you leave space at the top for expanding when you freeze it.
You also want to leave the noodles out of the soup when you are freezing it as they will become soggy. Freezer the finished soup and then when it is time to serve it, cook noodles while defrosting and heating the soup up. Then add the noodles into the soup when they are done cooking.
Ingredients for Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
Classic chicken noodle soup includes chicken, chicken broth, veggies and noodles. You can easily change things up if you want to by changing the noodles out for rice, or dumplings.
You will need to have precooked chicken, I like to make a batch of chicken broth and use the chicken that cooks with it to have shredded chicken on hand. Be sure to check out my tips on how to easily shred chicken.
- shredded cooked chicken breast
- homemade chicken broth
- olive oil
- celery stocks
- egg noodles (uncooked)
How do you Make Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup from Scratch?
Wash, dry and dice the carrots, onions and celery.
Then get a large pan and add your favorite oil. You can use butter, olive oil, coconut oil, which ever one you normally use.
Sauté the carrots, onions and celery in the oil until the onion is translucent.
In a large stock pot and add the chicken broth, chicken, veggies, thyme, salt and pepper into the pot.
Bring it to a boil over medium heat then add in the noodles.
Cook the noodles for 15 minutes over medium heat.
Serve as desired.
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- Wash, dry and dice the carrots, onions and celery.
- Then get a large pan and add your favorite oil. You can use butter, olive oil, coconut oil, which ever one you normally use.
- Sauté the carrots, onions and celery in the oil until the onion is translucent.
- In a large stock pot and add the chicken broth, chicken, veggies, thyme, salt and pepper into the pot.
- Bring it to a boil over medium heat then add in the noodles.
- Cook the noodles for 15 minutes over medium heat.
- Serve as desired.
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