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Talk about the ultimate comfort food. This homemade chicken noodle soup is one of the easiest, tastiest recipes – tastes like home!

Homemade chicken noodle soup is one of those classic soups that always sounds good, especially during cold weather and sick days—just like Tomato Basil or Broccoli Cheese Soup! They’re the perfect comforting meal.

Bowl filled with homemade chicken noodle soup recipe.

Soup for Sick Season

When it’s cold, and I’m wrapped up in my hoodie, sweatpants, and slippers – you know it’s soup season.

One recipe I’m constantly craving (and especially when I’m feeling under the weather) is this easy homemade chicken noodle soup.

I know everyone has their own version of this recipe, but today’s soup is simple and delicious. There are only 8 ingredients and it comes together in about an hour or less!! Talk about easy!

This will definitely be saved as our go-to chicken noodle soup. We love the flavors so much that we even made a Chicken Noodle Casserole!

Cooked and drained egg noodles in a white bowl.

How to Make Chicken Noodle Soup

This chicken noodle soup recipe is simple and so hearty and delicious!

VEGGIES. Melt butter in a large stockpot over medium heat. Add celery and carrots and cook until just tender, about 5 minutes. Add minced garlic and cook for an additional minute.

BROTH. Add broths, chopped chicken, basil, oregano, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil.

PASTA. Reduce heat, add egg noodles, and simmer for 20 minutes. Serve warm.

Crockpot Version

You can easily make this homemade chicken noodle soup recipe in a crock pot!

COOK. Add all the ingredients into the crock pot, except the noodles. Cook on low for 6-7 hours. Take the chicken out and cut it into bite-sized pieces.

PASTA. Add the chicken back in and the noodles. Cook for an additional 30-40 minutes on low or 20 minutes on high or until the noodles are tender.

A white bowl filled with cubed chicken.

Adding Spice

This recipe for chicken noodle soup is filled with herbs and veggies! We love to add spices in chicken noodle soup.

Best herbs to use. Season soup with thyme, basil, peppercorns, bay leaves, and parsley. Don’t forget the salt and pepper!

Add different spices to bring out the flavors in the soup. Depending on what kind of flavor you want, you could try:

  • Mild. Black pepper, white pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and cumin.
  • Add some spice. Add other spices like red pepper, cayenne pepper, and paprika.
  • Smoky. Try smoked chipotle powder, smoked paprika, or smoked salt.
  • Vegetables. Veggies add more flavor and color to the soup: diced tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, sweet peas or diced green beans for sweetness, red or yellow onion to add a sharp taste, and potatoes or kidney beans for a starchy flavor.
Cooking homemade chicken noodle soup in a pot.

Ingredient Tips

This easy homemade chicken noodle soup only requires a handful of ingredients.

Chicken. Use this Oven Baked Chicken recipe, I usually use boneless skinless chicken breasts, but chicken thighs also work. You can also buy a package of cooked and cubed chicken or use a rotisserie chicken.

Pasta. Egg noodles are my favorite to use in chicken noodle soup, but you can also use an equal amount of linguine, fettuccine, tagliatelle, or rice noodles for a gluten-free choice. 

Broth vs stock. Broth and stock are considered to be basic building blocks for soup. They have similarities as well as differences. 

  • Both can come with a base of beef, chicken, or vegetable. They can be organic, gluten-free, and vegan. They come in both low-sodium and high-sodium.
  • Broth is thinner, has fewer calories, and has less fat than stock.
  • Stock, also known as bone broth, has slightly more calories, fat, and protein. It also has significantly higher vitamins and minerals. 
  • They can be used interchangeably so pick the one that best fits your dietary needs.

Storing + Serve

FREEZE. If you have any leftover chicken noodle soup, you can definitely freeze it! Store it in a freezer-safe plastic bag or container. It can last anywhere from 4-6 months in the freezer.

To reheat. When you’re ready to reheat, just heat it back up with a little broth in a soup pot over medium heat.

Whether it’s cold outside, you’re feeling under the weather, or you just need a good bowl of soup this recipe should do the trick!

Serving Suggestions

I don’t know about you, but anytime I’m in the mood for comfort food, chicken noodle soup always sounds good!

There are so many great sides that go well with this soup, other than classic Homemade Biscuits. Here are some of our favorites:

A bowl filled with homemade chicken noodle soup topped with a sprig of rosemary.

Recipe FAQ

Does chicken noodle soup actually help when you are sick?

Absolutely it does! The ingredients provide electrolytes, protein, and carbohydrates that your body needs, the warmth can help clear nasal congestion, it is easy on the digestive symptom, and for many people, it brings a comforting feeling.

How do I use fresh herbs to make chicken noodle soup?

When substituting fresh for dried remember that fresh herbs have a more mild flavor and so you will need to use more. For every 1 teaspoon of dried herbs use about 1 tablespoon of fresh chopped herbs. If cooking in a crockpot do not stir the fresh herbs until the last 30-60 minutes.

Can I use chicken stock instead of broth to make chicken noodle soup?

Absolutely! Both chicken and vegetable broth come in stock form and can be used to make this soup.

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5 from 30 votes

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

By: Lil’ Luna
Classic comfort in a bowl: this homemade chicken noodle soup recipe is easy, flavorful, and tastes like a warm hug.
Servings: 8
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • ½ cup chopped celery
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 4 (14.5-ounce) cans full-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can vegetable broth
  • 2 chicken breasts, seasoned to taste, cooked and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • cups medium egg noodles
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Instructions 

  • Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add carrots and celery and cook, stirring, until just tender, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute more.
  • Add broths, chopped chicken, basil, oregano, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to a simmer, add egg noodles, and simmer for 20 minutes. Serve warm.

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Notes

Slow cooker directions. Combine all ingredients except the noodles in the slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 6–7 hours or on high for 2–3 hours. Add noodles and cook an additional 30–40 minutes on low or 20 minutes on high, or until the noodles are tender.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g, Calories: 114kcal, Carbohydrates: 7g, Protein: 13g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 0.1g, Cholesterol: 46mg, Sodium: 86mg, Potassium: 303mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 2770IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 20mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
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33 Comments

  1. Belinda G Quinton-Thomas says:

    5 stars
    This looks like a great recipe for chicken noodle soup. I’ve been looking for one. I can’t wait to try it.

  2. Belinda G Quinton-Thomas says:

    5 stars
    I have been looking for a good homemade chicken noodle soup. This one looks delicious. I can’t wait to make it.

  3. Peggy says:

    5 stars
    I love your Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup. So full of flavor!!

  4. Eileen Atchison says:

    5 stars
    I love the chicken noodle soup recipe. I got hungry for it just from seeing the bowl in the recipe.

  5. Lynn Cronk says:

    5 stars
    This Chicken Noodle Soup is easy to prepare if you use left over rotisserie chicken.
    My 98yr old Mother lives with me and loves soup. ( she is always cold ).
    Chicken noodle is a classic and always welcomed in my house no matter what the weather. I love this easy recipe I can make in my slow cooker. So tasty!

  6. Brenda says:

    Can you use rotisserie chicken for the chicken noodle recipe instead of chicken breast

    1. Lil'Luna Team says:

      Absolutely!!