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.

Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

4.97 from 374 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

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Welcome to my kitchen! I am Natasha, the creator behind Natasha's Kitchen (established in 2009), and I share family-friendly, authentic recipes. I am a New York Times Best-Selling cookbook author and a trusted video personality in the culinary world. My husband, Vadim, and I run this blog together, ensuring every recipe we share is thoroughly tested and approved. Our mission is to provide you with delicious, reliable recipes you can count on. Thanks for stopping by! I am so happy you are here.

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  • Queen of the South
    January 21, 2024

    This is the 2nd time I’ve made this soup. It is so delicious. Made it for my daughter in law, who was fighting a bad cold and cough and the grandchildren said they didn’t want to eat it since it had carrots and celery in it. She told them they were going to try it and they ended up loving it. You’re my go to when searching for good recipes.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      January 21, 2024

      Thank you so much for sharing. I’m so glad to be your go-to source for recipes!

      Reply

  • Sher
    December 29, 2023

    Your recipes never fail. This is a great winter soup. I didn’t have corn, but I did have some fresh mushrooms, so added those with the other vegetables. It was a great way to use up the leftovers from a roasted chicken, too. Delicious and so easy.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      December 29, 2023

      Hi Sher! That sounds wonderful. Thank you for sharing your experience.

      Reply

  • M
    December 27, 2023

    Great recipe I’ve used several times. Now, however, I add 4 pressed cloves of garlic in at end of Step 2 til fragrant. Towards the end of Step 4 I add a can of Rotel drained. And for a final step I add a couple handfuls of baby spinach because why not. Also…I’ve always found I need double the Mrs. Dash.

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  • Edita
    December 19, 2023

    This recipe was incredible! So delicious, comforting, satisfying and full of flavor! Perfect for winter. The dill was a great touch. You are my go to, and I recommend your website every chance I get 🙂

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      December 19, 2023

      Hi Edita! I’m so glad you are loving the recipes. Thank you so much for sharing.

      Reply

  • Melissa
    December 14, 2023

    I’ve tried a few of your recipes over the years and they never disappoint. This soup was easy and delicious. I did let it sit for a bit because I thought it had no flavor at first. After sitting for about 30 minutes, the flavors really came out and it tastes amazing and comforting!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 14, 2023

      I’m glad you did that and happy to know that you loved this soup! Thank you for sharing, Melissa.

      Reply

  • Susan E Risse-Santos
    December 3, 2023

    Made this tonight because we were all feeling under the weather so I had walmart deliver the things I needed. Wasn’t really up for cooking but I’m so glad I did! They messed up and gave me orzo for the pasta but it actually worked out so good. Was a hit and we are already feeling better. You are my go to for recipes and you continue to amaze me and make me look good! You never disappoint…..best wishes

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      December 3, 2023

      I’m glad it still worked out, Susan!

      Reply

  • Megan
    November 30, 2023

    My new favorite comforting soup! I have two little ones and not much time to cook, so I used shredded rotisserie chicken and chicken bouillon. I also added sautéed mushrooms and frozen peas, and only had dry dill (so only used about 1 Tbsp). I’m making it again tonight and I’m so looking forward to eating it for dinner and enjoying the leftovers too. Thanks for another amazing recipe Natasha!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      November 30, 2023

      You’re very welcome, Megan! I’m so glad you have a new favorite.

      Reply

  • Julie McKenzie
    November 12, 2023

    We love this soup! However, the pasta swells each time I reheat it. I found some Kluski Noodles at my H‑E‑B store. They don’t swell like the pasta. Making my first pot of the season tomorrow!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 12, 2023

      That’s great to hear! Sometimes that really happens, good thing you found the perfect brand of pasta that you love.

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    • Ms. D
      November 18, 2023

      I take the pasta out after its cooked. I keep it separate and just add to the soup when we reheat it.

      Reply

  • Nana
    October 14, 2023

    Natasha, do you have a cookbook out? I have been looking at your blog (if that’s what this is), I’m older and not computer savvy, lol. However, your recipes all look amazing!! I’m trying your soup today for dinner. Thanks, God bless 😊

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      October 14, 2023

      Hi Nana! Yes, my first cookbook released last week. Here are the details for the Cookbook

      Reply

  • Susan Jay
    August 27, 2023

    Ok, so I made this, last week and it came out good, but I wasn’t excited about it. After it sat in the refrigerator and I heated up another bowl I was blown away at how tasty it is!! So darn good! Maybe the seasonings had to do their thing? This is a keeper for sure!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 27, 2023

      Hi Susan! I’m glad you loved it. It can be from the resting time, the flavors really had time to meld.

      Reply

    • Megan
      August 29, 2023

      The noodles keep soaking up the broth and then it turns into like a creamy chicken noodle casserole like my grandma used to make. I love it!!

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      • Natasha's Kitchen
        August 29, 2023

        So glad that you enjoyed it!

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  • Jenee
    April 9, 2023

    We made this today for dinner tonight. It was delicious. Hubby had nearly 3 bowls so not much left so it must have been good. The hanks Natasha will make this again.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 9, 2023

      Nice! That’s great that your husband enjoyed it a lot!

      Reply

  • Monica
    March 18, 2023

    Hi. I’ve tried a few of your recipes now and really appreciate the detailed instructions (I’m not the best cook). So far everything I’ve tried has come out really well. Question about this soup, can you freeze it? Im looking to freeze some dishes to try and save time during the week.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 18, 2023

      Hi Monica! I’m so glad you are enjoying the recipes. I haven’t tried freezing this soup but I think you can freeze it. Let us know if you experiment.

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    • Nana
      October 14, 2023

      Yes Monica, you absolutely can freeze this soup and many more. I’m a Nana who loves to cook and freeze foods. However, potatoes don’t do as well to freeze. The texture is different, mush. When I want potatoes in my soups, I cut up 1 small potatoe for hubby and I, boil them a little less like you would for potatoe salad and add soup to the bowls then add potatoes, 😋. I’m going to make this soup today. Can’t wait, a perfect rainy, chilly day.

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  • Barb
    February 8, 2023

    One of our all time favorites of yours! We’ve made it so many times. The entire family loves it including our 8 year old twins. It’s SO good! Perfect comfort food!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      February 8, 2023

      Thank you for sharing, Barb! I’m so glad it was a hit.

      Reply

  • Carolyn Neece
    January 20, 2023

    Wow, this is a great recipe! Only changes were shredded roasted chicken breasts, homemade chicken broth and I made my own version of Mrs. Dash. I’ll be making this again for sure. Thanks so much! BTW, this is the first time I’ve ever reviewed a recipe.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      January 20, 2023

      That’s great, Carolyn. I’m so glad you loved this recipe. I appreciate you leaving a review, it means a lot to me. 🙂

      Reply

  • Stai
    January 14, 2023

    Oh my gosh…Very, very good recipe! Followed recipe except for cooking the noodles in the soup…Put everything in a crockpot except the noodles for 8 hours & then cooked the noodles when I got home & then added them to the crockpot! Thanks for the awesome recipe!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      January 14, 2023

      You’re very welcome! I’m so glad you loved the recipe!

      Reply

  • Roni
    January 10, 2023

    Very tasty recipe and easy! Thank you. Perfect for a cold, rainy day with some biscuits.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 10, 2023

      Thank you for your good comments and feedback, Roni!

      Reply

  • Claude M
    January 6, 2023

    Made this yesterday for lunch it was delicious. Your recipes are always the best!

    Thank you!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      January 6, 2023

      Thanks so much, Claude! I’m glad it was enjoyed!

      Reply

  • Joyah
    January 3, 2023

    I forgot to give you your well deserved 5-stars!

    I will add to the recipe when I make it again…since my family loves the taste and compares it to pot pie, I may add dumplings or have fresh fried dumplings as dipping bread for my next batch

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      January 3, 2023

      Thank you, Joyah! I’m so glad your family loves this recipe. The dumplings sound amazing!

      Reply

  • Joyah
    January 3, 2023

    Easiest creamy chicken soup recipe I’ve ever tried! Thanks Natasha. My family loved it. I will make this again and snap a photo to post…the first batch, was eaten quickly….My grandson said it tastes like a “chicken pot pie”…yummy

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  • Brooke
    January 2, 2023

    Have you made this recipe with leftover Turkey from Thanksgiving? I am planning on on making your turkey noodle soup this weekend with our leftover Turkey, but I have also been dying to make this recipe!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 3, 2023

      Hello Brooke, I haven’t tried that but one of our readers shared this “Made with leftover turkey. I always cook with wine and since the turkey was already cooked, I reduced the liquid to 9 cups total: 3 cans low sodium chicken broth (about 6 cups), 1 cup dry white wine, and 2 cups water. I wasn’t sure about the dill, but it was subtle once completed. I will definitely be making this again!
      Oh, and it’s even better the next day! Thank you Natasha.” I hope that helps!

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