This creamy chicken noodle soup is quick and easy to prepare! It’s loaded with tender shredded chicken, plump noodles, and healthy vegetables. It’s hearty, delicious and loved by everyone who tries it! All this needs is thick slices of my Crusty French Bread. 

This is based on one of our most popular recipes: Easy Chicken Noodle Soup (a reader and family favorite!). The ingredients are simple, pantry staples that you probably already have on hand. With a few easy tweaks, you can make a classic chicken noodle soup into a comforting pot of creamy chicken noodle soup that tastes like a healthy version of chicken pot pie.

Creamy Chicken noodle soup served in a dutch oven with a ladle

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Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup garnished with dill in a bowl with a spoon

Ingredients for Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup:

Use a high quality low sodium chicken broth or make your own chicken broth
Chicken Thighs are the key to tender and flavorful bites of chicken (bone-in or boneless). No need to trim them.
Use fresh corn when it’s in season and sub with sweet canned corn in winter

The Best Pasta for Chicken Soup?

Our children love rotini noodles but you can use:

  • Traditional egg noodles
  • Broken spaghetti pieces
  • Or whatever you have on hand

Ingredients for creamy chicken noodle soup with chicken thighs and rotini noodles

How to Make Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup

1. In a large soup pot or dutch oven, combine 6 cups chicken broth with 5 cups water and 1/2 Tbsp salt. Bring to a boil then add chicken thighs (no need to trim the fat), and boil uncovered 20 minutes. Skim off any impurities that rise to the top. While chicken is cooking, proceed with step 2.

How to make creamy chicken noodle soup with chicken thighs

2. Place a large pan over medium heat and add 2 Tbsp olive oil. Add chopped onion and sauté until softened (5 min), then increase heat to med/high and add grated carrots, chopped celery and sauté 5-7 minutes, stirring often until soft and golden then transfer to soup pot.

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3. Remove chicken thighs from the pot and let sit until cool enough to handle then use forks or hands to shred chicken, discarding any bones and fat (which should come off easily). Return shredded chicken to the pot (by the time it’s cooled and shredded, this is usually after step 4).

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4. Add 2 cups pasta, sliced carrots and corn to the soup pot and continue cooking 15 minutes at a low boil or until pasta is at desired softness. You can skim off any excess oil from the top at this point if you want the soup to be a little lighter.

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5. In a medium sauce pan over medium heat, melt 4 Tbsp butter then whisk in 1/3 cup flour and cook whisking constantly for 1 to 2 minutes or until just barely turning golden. Ladle 1 cup of hot broth from the soup pot into the flour mixture, whisking continually until well blended then whisk in 1/2 cup heavy cream and transfer mixture into the soup pot, stirring until well blended.

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6. Season soup with 1 tsp Mrs. Dash (or your favorite salt free seasoning) and more salt to taste if needed. Add 3 Tbsp dill then return to a boil and turn off the heat. Enjoy!

Creamy chicken noodle soup is loaded with shredded chicken, noodles, and veggies. Creamy chicken soup tastes like a chicken pot pie. Easy and loved by all! | natashaskitchen.com

How to Make creamy chicken noodle soup recipe

Cooks Tips:

Prep all of your ingredients before you fire up your stove (chop onions, grate and slice carrots, chop celery).
If you want regular chicken noodle soup, omit step 5 and proceed with step 6.

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Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

4.97 from 371 votes
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Creamy chicken noodle soup in red pot
This creamy chicken noodle soup loaded with tender shredded chicken, plump noodles, and healthy vegetables. It's hearty, delicious and loved by everyone who tries it!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Ingredients 

Servings: 8 soup bowls
  • 6 cups chicken broth, w used low sodium
  • 5 cups water
  • Salt to taste
  • 3-4 chicken thighs, skinless (bone-in or boneless)
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 3 medium carrots, 2 carrots grated, 1 carrot sliced into thin rings or half circles
  • 2 medium celery stalks, finely chopped or thinly sliced if you prefer
  • 2 cups pasta such as rotini, egg noodles, or your favorite kind
  • 1 cup corn, from 15 oz can, or preferably 1 cooked cob
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3 Tbsp fresh or frozen dill
  • 1 tsp Mrs. Dash, or your favorite salt-free seasoning

Instructions

  • In a large soup pot, combine 6 cups broth, 5 cups water and 1/2 Tbsp salt. Bring to a boil then add chicken thighs (no need to trim fat), and boil uncovered 20 min. Skim off impurities that rise to the top. While chicken is cooking, proceed with step 2.
  • Place a large pan over medium heat and add 2 Tbsp olive oil. Add chopped onion and sauté until softened (5 min), then increase heat to med/high and add grated carrots, chopped celery and sauté 5-7 min, stirring often until soft and golden then transfer to soup pot.
  • Remove chicken thighs from the pot and let rest until cool enough to handle, then use forks or hands to shred chicken, discarding any bones and fat (which should come off easily). Return shredded chicken to the pot (by the time it's cooled and shredded, this is usually after step 4).
  • Add 2 cups pasta, sliced carrots and corn to the soup pot and continue cooking 15 min at a low boil until pasta is at desired softness. You can skim off any excess oil from the top at this point if you want the soup to be a little lighter.
  • In a medium sauce pan over medium heat, melt 4 Tbsp butter, whisk in 1/3 cup flour and cook whisking constantly for 1 to 2 min or until just barely turning golden. Ladle 1 cup of hot broth from the soup pot into flour mixture, whisking continually until well blended then whisk in 1/2 cup heavy cream and transfer mixture to the soup pot, stirring until well blended.
  • Season soup with 1 tsp Mrs. Dash (or your favorite salt free seasoning) and more salt to taste if needed. Add 3 Tbsp dill then return to a boil and turn off the heat. Enjoy!

Nutrition Per Serving

362kcal Calories25g Carbs14g Protein23g Fat9g Saturated Fat77mg Cholesterol117mg Sodium424mg Potassium1g Fiber3g Sugar4315IU Vitamin A3.5mg Vitamin C40mg Calcium1.3mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe
Amount per Serving
Calories
362
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
23
g
35
%
Saturated Fat
 
9
g
56
%
Cholesterol
 
77
mg
26
%
Sodium
 
117
mg
5
%
Potassium
 
424
mg
12
%
Carbohydrates
 
25
g
8
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
3
g
3
%
Protein
 
14
g
28
%
Vitamin A
 
4315
IU
86
%
Vitamin C
 
3.5
mg
4
%
Calcium
 
40
mg
4
%
Iron
 
1.3
mg
7
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Lunch, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $
Calories: 362

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Creamy chicken noodle soup is loaded with shredded chicken, noodles, and veggies. Creamy chicken soup tastes like a chicken pot pie. Easy and loved by all! | natashaskitchen.com

Ladle (here’s the beautiful ladle pictured above) this creamy chicken noodle soup into warm bowls and serve with soft crusty French bread. Mmm…

Creamy chicken noodle soup is loaded with shredded chicken, noodles, and veggies. Creamy chicken soup tastes like a chicken pot pie. Easy and loved by all! | natashaskitchen.com

Natasha Kravchuk

Welcome to my kitchen! I am Natasha, the blogger behind Natasha's Kitchen (since 2009). My husband and I run this blog together and share only our best, family approved and tested recipes with YOU. Thanks for stopping by! We are so happy you're here.

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  • Shannon
    March 2, 2024

    Delicious, this is my go to creamy chicken recipe. I just add extra seasoning & load in the veggies. Cook the noodles separately in chicken broth so I can thicken up the left overs to turn into a potpie mixture

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 2, 2024

      Thanks for sharing, Shannon!

      Reply

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