This classic chicken noodle soup is simple to make in less than an hour with ingredients you already have in your pantry. It’s loaded with chicken & herbs.
This chicken noodle soup has been a life saver this week when my whole family was down with a bad cold. There is something about a bowl of chicken noodle soup that just makes you feel better and truly warms your soul.
I bet you anything your family will be coming back for seconds and thirds. My kiddo asked for another bowl, which was shocking but also made me very happy! lol.
This is my Mom’s recipe and I LOVE it plus the entire house smells heavenly…hehe.
It’s made with basic ingredients and everything comes together in less than an hour, making it a great weeknight dinner during the cold and dreary Winter season.
In case you are wondering, I have tried making a very creamy chicken noodle soup before and honestly, I did not like it when I was sick. I think when you are sick, you just want simple food and that soup did not have the classic flavor I grew up on.
Here are some notes about this recipe:
- You can use oil but I like to use butter since it adds more flavor.
- You can adjust the quantity of herbs, based on your preference.
- I like to use low sodium broth because I find the regular one very salty.
- You can use fresh of dried herbs. Fresh is obviously better and has a stronger flavor and aroma.
- I highly recommend using egg noodles since that tastes the best in this soup but you can use regular pasta too. The cooking time may vary slightly.
- For a spicy kick, add 1/4 tsp red chili flakes too. I love spicy food! So, I always add this.
- I always use rotisserie chicken or leftover baked chicken from the night before to speed up the process.
- Don’t add any cornstarch or heavy cream in this soup because that will change the texture and flavor completely.
- You can serve this soup with cornbread, dinner rolls or plain crackers. I like to keep it simple!
- 2 tbsp butter (Unsalted)
- 1 cup carrots (Peeled and sliced into circles)
- 1 cup celery (Thinly sliced)
- ¾ cup onions (Finely chopped)
- 1 tbsp ginger (Finely chopped)
- 1 tbsp garlic (Finely chopped)
- 7.5 cups chicken broth
- ½ tsp thyme (Dried)
- ½ tsp oregano (Dried)
- 1 bay leaf
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 12 ounces egg noodles
- 1.5 cups chicken (Shredded or cut into cubes/ thin slices)
- 2 tbsp parsely (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.
- Discard the bay leaf and garnish with some fresh parsley or thyme or green onions and enjoy!