This homemade chicken noodle soup recipe is a meal in itself. You an customize it by adding your favorite veggies or style of noodle or pasta. It’s a big pot of delicious comfort. Just hearing the term chicken noodle soup brings feeling of comfort and soulful.

Wonderful Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe in a bowl with spoon

Easy Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

Even when we’re not feeling under the weather, the sound of this soup recipe  just sounds satisfying. It’s possibly one of the easiest soups to make and to if you have homemade chicken stock on hand, it couldn’t be more hearty and homemade. And if you are feeling a little sick, a big bowl of this soup is probably a better cure than any over the counter medication.

Best Pasta for Chicken Soup

Often times this classic and popular soup uses use small egg noodles. Though we appreciate egg noodles often, we love changing up our recipes with different types of pastas and noodles. Fusilli, penne, farfalle and even macaroni add a wonderfully different texture and bite to your regular pot of soup. We also love small pasta to cut back on calories. These small pastas are ancini de peppe or ditalini pasta. So feel free to use up any leftover pasta that you may have and certainly add more vegetables to your liking!

Wonderful Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe in a bowl with spoon

Here’s a Video for How to Make Homemade Chicken Stock


Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

The key to a great chicken noodle soup is a great broth and it doesn't get much better than a homemade broth. If you've never made your own chicken stock, here's quick tutorial to get you started: Easy Chicken Stock.
For the chicken noodle soup, if you want to use raw chicken instead of cooked chicken, just add the cut up raw chicken at the beginning when you start cooking the garlic and onions.
Cooking time to determine the vegetable tenderness will vary on how you like your vegetables. For an "al dente" bite about 10 minutes is usually more than enough, however for a very tender veggie, you might want to cook it up to 30 minutes at that step.
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  • 1/4 pound dry egg noodles or pasta , cooked to package instructions
  • 1 Tablespoon (15ml) Olive Oil
  • 2 cloves Garlic , finely minced or crushed
  • 1/2 Onion , sliced
  • 2 (@1/4 lb or 113g) Carrots , peeled & cut into a large dice
  • 2 stalks Celery , cut into 3/8" slices
  • 4 cups (950ml) Chicken Broth , or homemade from our recipe link above
  • 1 cup Cooked Chicken , torn into pieces
  • Kosher Salt , to taste
  • fresh cracked Black Pepper , to taste
  • optional ~ fresh grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese , for garnish
  • optional ~ chili flakes , for garnish
  • optional ~ chopped Italian Parsley , for garnish


  • Cook pasta to package instructions. Then drain and set aside.
  • In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add garlic and onion and cook until slightly soft, 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    Add the carrots and celery and cook until the vegetables begin to sweat, 2-3 minutes.
  • Pour in broth and increase heat to high. Bring broth to a simmer, then lower heat to medium and maintain a gentle simmer.
    Simmer soup until the vegetables are almost at your preferred tenderness *see head note.
  • Add chicken and cooked pasta noodles. Season with salt and pepper. Continue continue cooking for a minute or two more, or until chicken and pasta noodles are heated through.
  • Taste for seasonings and add more salt if needed. The salt really helps bring out the flavor. Garnish with desired toppings: cheese, parsley, chili flakes.

Nutrition Information per Serving

Calories: 475kcal, Carbohydrates: 70g, Protein: 30g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 48mg, Sodium: 945mg, Potassium: 692mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 5185IU, Vitamin C: 20mg, Calcium: 64mg, Iron: 2mg

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