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Chicken noodle soup in a white bowl.

Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

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  • Author: Sandra Flegg
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings


This classic Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe is like a cozy warm hug for your soul!! One of the ultimate comfort foods to fight off a cold or to warm up on a cold day. The combination of the tender chicken in a savory broth all seasoned to perfection makes the best chicken soup recipe!!


4 tablespoons butter

1/2 cup onion, diced

1 cup celery chopped, 2 stalks

1 1/2 cups carrot chopped, 2-3 carrots

2 tablespoons garlic, minced, 3-4 bulbs

3 boneless, skinless chicken breast, 2 1/2 to 3 pounds

8 cups chicken broth

2 sprigs fresh thyme

34 sprigs fresh parsley, plus 2 tablespoons minced

1 bay leaf

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

10 ounces medium egg noodles


  1. In a 6–8-quart Dutch oven or pot, melt butter over medium heat.
  2. Add chopped onion, celery, carrot and ½ teaspoon of salt.  Cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are translucent, 8-10 minutes.  Stir in minced garlic, cook for 1 minute.
  3. Add broth, chicken breast, thyme, parsley, bay leaf, and the remaining teaspoon of salt.  Cover pot, turn heat up to high, once boiling, reduce heat to maintain a low simmer.  Cook chicken for 45 minutes.
  4. Remove chicken breast, place on a plate, and set aside.  Discard parsley, thyme, and bay leaf.
  5. Turn temperature back up to high, add egg noodles, cook for 6-7 minutes.  While noodles cook, shred the chicken breast into bit size pieces.
  6. Once noodles are done, reduce temperature to medium, add shredded chicken, pepper and 2 tablespoons minced parsley, stir until combined.  Continue to simmer for 5 minutes.  Serve warm.


Storage and reheating instructions:

Leftover soup can be stored in the fridge using an airtight container for up to 5 days.

To reheat the soup place your portion in a pot and warm up over a medium heat on the stove stirring occasionally for 10 – 12 minutes or until heated through. 

Microwave a single serving of soup using a microwave-safe dish for 2 – 3 minutes stirring once halfway through the cooking time or until heated through.

To freeze use a freezer-safe container making sure the contents are completely covered in broth for up to 4 to 6 months.

To reheat frozen soup thaw overnight in the fridge or allow it to sit at room temperature for an hour to thaw (make sure it does not sit out longer than two hours at room temperature for safe eating). Heat up on the stove until bubbly and heated through.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 70 minutes
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American