Easy Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup (One Pot)
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Quick and easy homemade chicken noodle soup recipe from scratch that’s made in just one pot with simple ingredients. It’s light, healthy, cheap and delicious and ready in 30 minutes on stovetop!
This soup is perfect for a weeknight dinner or lunch and just as good as this Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup. It’s especially helpful if you’re not feeling well or have a nasty cold.
I know there are so many recipes and variations out there but this is the way my Mom and Grandma make it and it’s seriously the BEST homemade chicken noodle soup ever!
You can serve with bread or crackers but it’s a truly a meal on its own!
This soup is:
- Low calorie
- Ready in 30 minutes
- Requires only 1 pot
You can also modify this recipe and make one pot chicken noodle soup with:
- Egg noodles
- Bouillon cube
- Frozen noodles
- Homemade noodles
- Canned chicken (I really don’t like this version! It tastes weird and artificial)
- Rice (Great alternative for when you are out of noodles!)
- Spaghetti noodles
- Rotisserie chicken
- Whole chicken
- Chicken breast
- Potatoes (Makes soup thicker too because of all the potato starch)
- With or without broth
Tips for making healthy chicken noodle soup:
-Use an already cooked rotisserie chicken to help speed up the process and make a rotisserie chicken noodle soup.
-Leftovers can easily be enjoyed the next day for lunch or dinner.
-You can also use LEFTOVER, cooked chicken from a previous meal in this recipe
-Adjust the amount of vegetables and spices, based on your preference.
-If you’re using a crockpot – use a crockpot liner bag to make clean up easy and simple!
-I like to use chicken broth but you can use vegetable broth too.
-Use LOW SODIUM chicken broth or else the soup will become very salty.
-Any type of noodles can be used but egg noodles taste the best.
-Add noodles near the END so that they don’t get over-cooked and too soft or “mushy.”
How do you make Chinese Chicken Noodle Soup?
This Healthy Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup can also be made into a Chinese Chicken Noodle Soup. I do this by adding in 1-2 tablespoons of light soy sauce to taste and then add in 4 oz of dried Chinese noodles instead of the egg noodles. I also only include the garlic cloves, ginger and onion vs. the other vegetables. You can also try adding in sriracha sauce and using green onions instead of white ones.
How can I make a quick chicken soup?
My recipe below is super quick. You can use leftover chicken that’s already cooked or rotisserie chicken, frozen vegetables or vegetables that you have chopped up prior, some basic herbs and spices.
How do I make a creamy chicken noodle soup?
You can thicken up this classic chicken noodle soup by adding a ¼ cup of butter, a 1/3 cup of cream, a ¼ cup + 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour and 2 ½ cups milk. After you have prepared the soup, according to the instructions below, you will melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add flour and cook for a few minutes, while stirring constantly. While you’re whisking slowly, add in the milk and whisk to smooth consistency. Then whisk in the cream and bring mixture to a boil, stirring constantly. Pour this milk mixture into soup mixture and stir.
What is in homemade chicken noodle soup?
Besides the chicken and the noodles, you will also find parsley, salt and pepper, a variety of spices like bay leaf, oregano, thyme, and ginger. There is also chicken broth, butter, carrots, celery and onions that make up this delicious hearty meal.
Can you freeze homemade chicken noodle soup?
Yes, it can be frozen in tight sealed containers for up to 1 month.
What spices do you add to chicken noodle soup?
Bringing out the flavors and aromas of this easy soup are the spices of salt, pepper, bay leaf, oregano, thyme, parsley, ginger and garlic.
How do you thicken chicken noodle soup?
You can use all-purpose flour or cornstarch to do this. Add 2 tbsp all-purpose flour and 1/4 cup cold water (for each cup of soup). Mix the flour and water together until a thick mixture forms. Remove any lumps by crushing them with the back of a spoon. Add the mixture to the soup and simmer for 3-4 minutes or until it thickens.
Easy Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
- 2 tbsp Butter, Unsalted
- 1 cup Carrots, Washed, Peeled, Sliced into circles
- 1 cup Celery, Thinly slices
- 3/4 cup Onions, Finely chopped
- 1 tbsp Ginger, Finely chopped
- 1 tbsp Garlic, Finely chopped
- 7.5 cups Chicken broth, Low sodium
- 1/2 tsp Thyme, Dried
- 1/2 tsp Oregano, Dried
- 1 Bay leaf
- Salt, To taste
- Pepper , To taste
- 12 oz Egg noodles, Uncooked
- 1.5 cups Chicken, Shredded OR cut into cubes/thin slices
- 2 tbsp Parsey, Fresh, Finely chopped
- 1 tbsp Parsley or green onions or thyme , Fresh, For garnish
- In a large stockpot, heat butter on medium high heat.
- Add carrots, celery, onions and saute everything until the veggies become slightly tender.
- Add ginger, garlic and saute them for 1-2 minutes, making sure not to burn them.
- Add broth, thyme, oregano, bay leaf, salt, pepper and bring everything to a boil.
- Let it cook for another 5 minutes.
- Add egg noodles and let it all cook for about 10 minutes or until the noodles become soft.
- Note: If you like more broth in your soup, you can add some more water or broth and cook for an additional 4-5 minutes.
- Add chicken and parsley and cook for another 3 minutes.
- Check the flavor to see if you need to add morel herbs or spices and add accordingly.
- Discard the bay leaf and garnish with some fresh parsley or thyme or green onions and enjoy!
- Read all my tips above.
- Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 days.
Happy cooking everyone!
Everyone in my family requests this soup when they’re feeling down. It’s so good!
This looks so hearty and delicious! I need to make this ASAP!
A great chicken noodle soup is a must to have in your recipe collection… this is the best one!
This looks really comforting! Perfect any night of the week!
i can just smell this soup cooking!! perfect all year long!
This soup looks absolutely perfect!
this looks seriously cozy! can’t wait to try it!
Great easy dish you can tweak to your own satisfaction. First batch happily fed my sick daughter some comfort food! Plenty o’ leftovers for the rest of the home. 😀
I have made this recipe up to the point of adding the uncooked noodles and chicken. Is 12 oz of uncooked noodles correct? It seems a lot for the amount of broth. The broth is delicious though!
We really love noodles and add that amount. You can add less if you prefer the broth ratio to be higher. Entirely up to you. Enjoy!
Super quick chicken noodle soup! I made this tonight as I and my 11-year-old daughter are very sick. She loved it. The only thing I would change is the amount of noodles used! They sucked up every bit of the broth. I will use less than half next time. Thank you for the recipe, made my night a bit easier.
Hope you guys feel better. Happy to hear this recipe helped.
Great soup! Does it store well in the freezer?
Because noodles are added in this soup, you cannot store it in the freezer since they don’t thaw well.
This soup is the BEST. We all LOVE it!