Easy chicken noodle soup will take you back to your childhood with each slurp. This is one of those great recipes that you should always have in your back pocket.
Easy chicken noodle soup is good on so many different occasions. Whether you or a loved one are feeling under the weather or you just want to curl up with a big bowl of soup on the couch, you will surely be comforted by this classic.
Chicken noodle soup is so good for you! The nutrient-rich broth is packed to the gills with vitamins and minerals, while the chicken and veggies keep the soup light and low-calorie.
When I was on a keto-friendly diet, chicken noodle soup was a nice departure from meat and veggies. Put it in your weekday lunch or dinner rotation to stay on track and healthy…
Tips & Ingredients for Chicken Noodles Soup
- Broth: Either make your own or use my favorite store bought concentrate — Better than Bouillon.
- Veggies: The classic veggie combination is onions, celery and carrots. Mix things up and add kale, spinach, corn or broccoli.
- Noodles: We love thin egg noodles in my house, but feel free to use spaghetti, ABC pastas (kids LOVE these) or any other noodles you have on hand.
- Chicken: Dark meat will lend the best flavor for soup. It has the most fat and is typically close to the bone (where all that decadent marrow exists).
Making Chicken Noodle From Scratch
- Prepare all ingredients for the soup. Chop all the veggies and herbs.
- Bring a pot of broth with chicken and carrots to a boil, let it simmer for 10 minutes.
- Add your potatoes to the broth and let it cook for 10 minutes.
- Add noodles and cook the soup until noodles are fully cooked.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste. At this point, you can also add some fresh herbs and scallions!
What Can I Add to My Chicken Noodle Soup for Extra Flavor?
Here are a few things you can add to your chicken noodle soup to next level the flavor:
- Fresh Herbs: Dill, parsley, scallions, basil and oregano would all be great options to add to your soup!
- Seasoning: Salt and pepper are always a must! Feel free to add red pepper flakes if you like it more spicy. Sometimes I even use a spice blend, like Lawry’s, to add a more smoky and robust flavor.
- Chicken Broth/Stock: Good quality broth or stock is a game-changer. It’s the base of your soup, so the better the quality is the better your end product will be! I already linked it above, but try your hand at making my homemade chicken broth. It’s super easy and great to add to your at-home-chef toolbelt! There’s truly never a time when it can’t be put to good use.
Other Soup Recipes (Caution: Intense Slurping Ahead)
- Minestrone Soup: This classic Italian soup has an amazing tomato-based broth and is packed with veggies and pasta. It’s best enjoyed with some freshly grated parmesan on top.
- Zuppa Toscana Soup: This creamy Italian soup is a copycat of the Olive Garden recipe. It doesn’t come with bottomless salad or breadsticks, but it tastes darn delicious!
- Classic Borscht: This Ukrainian and Russian classic warms the soup. The broth is sour and packed with cabbage. Get ready to fall in love.
- Cabbage Soup: Quite possibly the BEST soup to keep you on track with your diet. It’s filling, delicious and low-calorie.
- Split Pea Soup (My Grandma’s Recipe): Growing up, my grandma would make a big pot of split pea soup with ham bone for us kids to share. The smell alone brings about some of my favorite memories!
- Fill a pot with 3 quarts of chicken broth. Add sliced carrots and chicken; let it cook for about 10 minutes.
- Add potatoes and let it simmer for 10 more minutes.
- Add noodles and season with black pepper and salt to taste. Cook until the noodles are fully cooked. Add scallions and other fresh herbs.
- Serve while the soup is hot.