There’s nothing quite as comforting as a steaming bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup. This timeless recipe is more than just a meal; it’s a warm hug in a bowl.

Imagine: tender chunks of chicken swimming in a golden broth bursting with flavor from simmered vegetables and fragrant herbs. Delicate homemade noodles add a satisfying heartiness, making this soup the perfect answer to a chilly day, a scratchy throat, or a soul in need of a pick-me-up.

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This recipe is surprisingly simple. You’ll start by simmering chicken for a flavorful broth, then add a medley of fresh vegetables like carrots, celery, and onions. A sprinkle of your favorite herbs and a generous helping of noodles transform this broth into a soul-warming masterpiece.

So, ditch the canned soup and embrace the goodness of homemade. This chicken noodle soup is easy to make, endlessly customizable, and guaranteed to bring comfort with every spoonful.

Tips for Making the Best Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken noodle soup: a classic comfort food with endless variations. But how do you elevate it from ordinary to extraordinary? Here are some tips to transform your homemade chicken noodle soup into a soul-warming masterpiece:

Broth is Boss:

  • Homemade is Best: Skip the store-bought broth and create a rich, flavorful base by simmering a whole chicken with aromatics like onions, carrots, celery, and herbs. The bones add depth of flavor that canned broth can’t match.
  • Maximize Flavor: Don’t discard the cooked chicken! Shred it and add it back to the soup for extra protein and flavor.

Vegetable Symphony:

  • Fresh is Key: Use fresh vegetables whenever possible. They add vibrant color, crisp texture, and a burst of fresh flavor compared to frozen or pre-cut options.
  • Roasting Option: For an extra layer of depth, roast your vegetables (carrots, onions) before adding them to the soup. Roasting caramelizes the natural sugars, creating a richer and more complex flavor profile.

Noodle Nirvana:

  • Fresh or Dried? Fresh pasta offers an exceptional texture, but dried high-quality egg noodles work beautifully as well.
  • Cook Just Right: Don’t overcook your noodles! Aim for al dente, meaning they should have a slight bite. Overcooked noodles become mushy and detract from the soup’s texture.
  • Cook Separately: Consider cooking the noodles separately, especially if using fresh pasta. This prevents them from becoming mushy and allows you to control the doneness perfectly.

Seasoning Savvy:

  • Don’t Be Shy with Salt: Salt enhances all the flavors in your soup. Season throughout the cooking process, starting with a small amount and gradually adding more to taste.
  • Fresh Herbs for the Finish: A sprinkle of fresh herbs like parsley, thyme, or dill adds a vibrant touch and brightens the overall flavor profile. Add them towards the end of cooking to preserve their freshness.

Beyond the Basics:

  • Spice it Up: For a touch of heat, add a pinch of red pepper flakes, chopped chili peppers, or a drizzle of Sriracha.
  • Acidity is Your Friend: A squeeze of fresh lemon juice can add a delightful brightness that cuts through the richness of the soup.
  • Customization is Key: The beauty of homemade soup lies in its adaptability. Feel free to add other vegetables like peas, corn, or green beans. Experiment with different herbs or a splash of cream for a richer texture.

Bonus Tip: Leftovers are your friend! Chicken noodle soup often tastes even better the next day, as the flavors have a chance to meld further.

With these tips and a little creativity, you’ll be a chicken noodle soup pro in no time! So grab your pot, gather your ingredients, and get ready to create a pot of pure comfort food magic.

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

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Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Nicole Cook
There's nothing quite as comforting as a steaming bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup. This timeless recipe is more than just a meal; it's a warm hug in a bowl.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 194 kcal


  • 8 cups homemade chicken stock (or use storebought)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • ½ onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic finely diced
  • 3 stalks celery diced
  • 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt and fresh black pepper to taste
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme or basil
  • 1 ½ cup chicken cooked and diced
  • ½ teaspoon Fresh parsley chopped


  • Sauté onions in olive oil until soft, about 3-4 minutes. Add garlic & cook for 30 seconds. Add broth & the remainder of ingredients. Cook over medium low heat for 1-2 hours.
  • Remove bay leaf and serve!


Calories: 194kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 13gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.04gCholesterol: 51mgSodium: 395mgPotassium: 396mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 113IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 21mgIron: 1mg
Keyword easy soup recipes
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  1. Mmm that looks like a great winter warmer recipe. I think I may have that tonight, just been the gym and swimming so need a good protein rich hot tasty soup. Do you think sweetcorn would be okay instead of carrots?

  2. This looks so warm and hearty, perfect for a cold winter day. I love that you made your own noodles! Fabulous recipe for the Crazy Cooking Challenge!

  3. Hi! Visiting from the CCC (#43). I’ve never made my own noodles…you make it look easy and good! I’ll have to try it some time!

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