Chicken Noodle Soup

by Kirsten on January 18, 2011 · 24 comments

in Chicken, Main Dishes, Soups, Soups & Salads


chicken noodle soup

Humble ingredients shine in this heartwarming chicken noodle soup. This simple combination of carrots, celery, chicken, noodles and broth never seems to disappoint.

This chicken soup will be on your dinner table in less than an hour. Smiling faces will await you, especially from your little ones. My kids love chicken noodle soup after a long school day in the winter.

Chicken Noodle Soup
Recipe type: lunch, dinner
Cuisine: German
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Serves: 6-8
  • 7½ cups canned low-sodium chicken broth, preferably homemade stock
  • 2 bay leaf
  • 1½ onions, cut into thin slices
  • 3 ribs celery, cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 4 carrots, cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 1½ teaspoon dried sage
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon fresh-ground black pepper
  • 4 organic chicken breast
  • about 4-5 cups cooked egg noodles (al dente)
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  1. In a large pot, bring the broth, bay leaf, onion, celery, and carrots to a simmer. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the sage, salt, pepper, and chicken breasts and simmer, partially covered, until just done, about 25 minutes.
  3. Turn the chicken breasts a few times during cooking. Remove the chicken breasts after they are done, cut in smaller cubes and return to the pot.
  4. In a small bowl, stir the butter and flour together to form a paste.
  5. Remove the bay leafs from the pot and whisk the butter mixture into the liquid. Simmer until thickened, 1 to 2 minutes.
  6. Stir in the cooked egg noodles and simmer until just heated through.


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Kristi January 26, 2011 at 10:42 pm

Recipe converted! Hi, just wanted to thank you for your post and let you know
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Andrea @ Fork Fingers Chopsticks January 22, 2011 at 11:57 pm

As you know by my recent post, I love chicken soup. I like the addition of the bay leaves here. I'll have to try that soon.

Good seeing you today.

Rosanne January 22, 2011 at 4:01 pm

This looks so good! I will be making it this week. Thank you!

cpeezers January 21, 2011 at 3:29 pm

I made this last night. It was a hit. My 3 year old even ate some – well noodles – but they were flavorful! (he's the pickiest!) I loved how "nudely" it was.!! Thank you for sharing this!

Caroline January 20, 2011 at 1:50 pm

This looks so good! I posted a chicken noodle soup myself just recently, it must be that time of year! I would love to have a big bowl of that right now, our weather is so cold!

marymade January 20, 2011 at 11:04 am

Heart warming indeed! We had chicken for dinner last night so the stock pot is bubbling away as I type. Another great recipe Kirsten.

garlutti January 20, 2011 at 7:24 am

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A SPICY PERSPECTIVE January 20, 2011 at 5:03 am

Who doesn't love chicken noodle soup!?! I like to use consume' in mine to give it an extra rich chickeny quality. Love your pot!

blackbookkitchendiaries January 19, 2011 at 6:56 pm

this soup looks so good. yum!

My Kitchen in the Rockies January 19, 2011 at 3:10 pm

@highplains: That is all I use. I buy the organic chicken one in a big jar at Costco. It is my favorite.

highplainsdrifters January 19, 2011 at 2:21 pm

Have you tried Better Than Bouillon's stock paste? I passed it over for years, assuming that something so small couldn't taste good. But Bon Appetit gave it high marks. No cans, no can openers, no tin to chuck in the recycle bin every meal. And hate to rub this in, but about $3 for 9 quarts when i get it at the commissary. Cheers!

Kirsten January 19, 2011 at 12:16 pm

Hühnernudelsuppe ist wirklich das Beste, um gegen kaltes Winterwetter (und lästige Erkältungen…) anzukämpfen. Letzte Woche hab ich auch einen großen Topf davon gekocht. Liebe Grüße, die andere Kirsten ;o)

Chele January 19, 2011 at 9:41 am

Chicken Noodle Soup is on our dinner table once a week, ours is very different from yours though so it will be nice to try a variation on the theme. Thanks for sharing ;0)

EliFla January 19, 2011 at 7:57 am

Egg noodle is quite similar to our italian tagliatelle…I have to try this! Have a nice day, hugs, Flavia

Nuts about food January 19, 2011 at 6:50 am

As they say, chicken noodle soup cures anything and is good for the soul. I have been having trouble posting on your blog, hope it works this time!

kitchen flavours January 19, 2011 at 4:43 am

Noodle soups are a comfort for hungry tummies! It is an old-time favourite in my house too. Love all the wonderful flavours in the soup, looks delicious!

JelliDonut January 19, 2011 at 3:48 am

I could live on nothing but soup in the winter, especially yummy soups like this one.

Sage Trifle January 19, 2011 at 2:47 am

What a gorgeous soup and such beautiful photographs.

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) January 19, 2011 at 2:16 am

I would seriously love this at the moment. I've had a cold for the last 2 weeks, and my mother always says chicken soup is the best thing for it. It looks so delicious. Oh, and I love your red pot!

Lynda January 19, 2011 at 12:59 am

This is one of my favorite winter meals, perfect for a cold evening. Your soup looks fantastic!

Neo-Homesteading January 19, 2011 at 12:33 am

That looks so perfectly classic! When we didn't have it out of a can as a kid it looked just like that :p

Lea Ann January 19, 2011 at 12:09 am

Chicken noodle soup is just the best!!! I'm surprised I couldn't smell this simmering from Highlands Ranch.

Zoe January 18, 2011 at 11:54 pm

Chicken soup is always for all good reasons. Love to have a sip of your heart warming one…

From Beyond My Kitchen Window January 18, 2011 at 11:32 pm

I wish we were neighbors. I would have made a mad dash to your house for a bowl of this soup.Today we had a freezing snow then a rain storm. Wish I made soup today!!

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