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Easy Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe (VIDEO)

This easy Chicken Noodle Soup recipe is exactly what you imagine when you think of homemade chicken noodle soup – soothing, warming, comforting and rich in flavor. It is loaded with juicy chicken and tender noodles.

We love chicken soup and how easy it is to make! This one’s on the regular rotation in our house along with this creamy chicken noodle soup.

Easy and Delicious Chicken Noodle Soup. The secret is in the chicken thighs! @natashaskitchen

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My sister Anna was so nice to bring us this chicken noodle soup after the baby was born. It is super simple to make – no need to trim the chicken ahead of time since the fat comes off easily after it’s boiled. Thanks Anna for sharing this simple and delicious chicken soup recipe with us. P.S. Try Anna’s Gluten-Free Egg Noodles to make this gluten free!

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Easy and Delicious Chicken Noodle Soup. The secret is in the chicken thighs! @natashaskitchen

Ingredients for Chicken Noodle Soup:

  • Use Chicken Thighs: The secret to super tender chicken without crazy long cooking times is in using chicken thighs! You can use boneless or bone-in chicken.
  • Use High Quality broth: Homemade Chicken broth will give you the richest flavor but you can use a store-bought low sodium chicken broth.
  • Use oilnot butter: Butter solidifies in soup when refrigerated.

How to Make Chicken Noodle Soup:

Classic chicken noodle soup can take hours and hours to cook but this one takes about 30 minutes and is definitely not lacking in flavor. Using a high quality chicken broth and chicken thighs infuses the soup with wonderful flavor without the lengthy cooking time.

1. In a large soup pot, combine 10 cups water, 4 cups chicken broth and 1 Tbsp sea salt. Bring to a boil then add chicken thighs and boil uncovered or partially covered 20 min, skimming off any foam that rises to the top.

2. In a large skillet saute onion and celery in 2 Tbsp olive oil over medium heat until golden then add to the soup pot.

3. Add 1/2 lb pasta and sliced carrots to the pot and continue cooking for 15 min at a low boil or until pasta is at desired softness.

4. While pasta is cooking, remove chicken thighs from the pot and shred with forks, discarding any bones and fat. Return shredded chicken to the pot.

5. Season the soup in the last 2 minutes of cooking to retain flavor. Add 1 tsp Mrs. Dash, press in 1 garlic clove, add 3 Tbsp dill and season with salt to taste. Simmer another minute then turn off the heat.

Cooks Tip: Cook partially covered – if you cover completely, your soup may be murky.

Watch Natasha Make Chicken Noodle Soup:


The real secret to amping up the flavor happens in the last 2 minutes of cooking. Adding a pressed clove of garlic is what my Mother does for nearly all of her soups and I have adopted it in my own kitchen. It is a brilliant and easy way to make your chicken soup taste fantastic!

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Easy Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

4.93 from 95 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Easy and Delicious Chicken Noodle Soup. The secret is in the chicken thighs! @natashaskitchen

This easy Chicken Noodle Soup recipe is exactly what you imagine when you think of homemade chicken noodle soup - soothing, warming, comforting and rich in flavor. It is loaded with juicy chicken and tender noodles.

Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy/Medium
Cost to Make: $9-$12
Keyword: chicken noodle soup, chicken noodle soup recipe
Calories: 232 kcal
Servings: 10 bowls

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken thighs skins removed (bone-in or boneless), untrimmed
  • 4 cups Chicken broth we used low sodium
  • 10 cups water
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil to saute vegetables
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 2 medium celery sticks finely chopped
  • 2 carrots sliced into rings
  • 1/2 lb rotini pasta
  • 3 Tbsp fresh or frozen dill
  • 1 tsp Mrs. Dash or your favorite salt-free seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp sea salt or to taste
  • 1 garlic clove pressed

Instructions

  1. In a large soup pot, combine 10 cups water with 4 cups chicken broth and 1 Tbsp sea salt. Bring to a boil then add chicken thighs and boil partially covered 20 min while you prep the vegetables,  skimming off any foam that rises to the top. 

  2. In a large skillet over medium/high heat, add 2 Tbsp olive oil and sauté onion and celery until softened then transfer to the pot.

  3. Add 1/2 lb pasta and sliced carrots to the soup pot and continue cooking for 15 min at a low boil or until pasta is at desired softness.

  4. While pasta is cooking, remove chicken thighs from the pot and use either forks or your hands to shred the chicken, discarding any bones and fat which should come off easily. Return shredded chicken to the pot.
  5. Season soup with 1 tsp Mrs. Dash (or your favorite seasoning) and more salt to taste if needed. Press in 1 garlic clove. Finally add 3 Tbsp dill and remove from heat. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Easy Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 232 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 44mg15%
Sodium 783mg34%
Potassium 279mg8%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 2085IU42%
Vitamin C 1.7mg2%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Brooke
    April 2, 2020

    This is a delicious soup! I made the bone broth too! I will be making this again! Perfect comfort food!
    Love your recipes  Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 2, 2020

      Isn’t the flavor so good!? I’m so happy you enjoyed this recipe, Brooke! Reply

  • Mena
    April 1, 2020

    Hi Natasha
    How would you make this in the slow cooker? Ta Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 1, 2020

      Hi Mena, it is difficult to get pasta right in a slow cooker since lengthy cooking will cause that problem. You might add them later in the cooking process and then cook until the desired doneness. Reply

  • Marina
    March 23, 2020

    Love your recipes!!! First site I check when looking for a recipe 😁

    Tip for onion: helps me every time!!! When cutting the onion, hold a mouthful of cold water. I usually just pour a cup of cold water and take more water as needed. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 23, 2020

      Hello Marina, thank you for your nice comments and tip. I’ll make sure to try this soon! Reply

  • genera
    March 7, 2020

    Great recipes and the presentation is amazing! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 7, 2020

      Thank you for that wonderful compliment Genera. Reply

  • Cathy
    March 2, 2020

    I haven’t made this yet but want to. I would like to know how many cups are your serving size?
    Thank you
    Cathy Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 3, 2020

      Hi Cathy, this recipe makes 10 bowls of soup generally a serving is 1.5 cups for recipes like this. If you need more than that, click “Jump to recipe” at the top of the post, it will take you to our printable recipe where you’ll have the option to change the number of servings. Hover over the “10” highlighted in red and slide it to how many bowls you would like to make. I hope that helps! Reply

      • Cathy
        March 3, 2020

        Thank you. Also thank you for posting the nutritional info. I’m on weight watchers and the nutritional information will help me figure out how much of this soup I can have. The 1.5 serving is perfect. Making this for the weekend.
        Cathy Reply

        • Natasha's Kitchen
          March 3, 2020

          You’re welcome Cathy and hope you enjoy it! Reply

  • Carole
    March 2, 2020

    Made this for my 18 mo grandson getting over strep throat. He wouldn’t eat anything at home. But he gobbled this up & kept saying “ mmm” while eating it. I tweaked it a bit for him. Thanks Natasha. I don’t know which worked better…the soup or the antibx! He’s feeling better ! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 2, 2020

      That’a good news! I hope he fully recovers soon and I’m sure it was a combination of both. Thank you for sharing! Reply

  • Angelina
    February 18, 2020

    I made this 3 times in past 2 weeks ! Soooo delicious! My husband isn’t a soup type of guy but once I made this he said that was the best tasting soup I’ve ever ever had. Now when a man says that you know you scored! A+++++ Natasha !!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 18, 2020

      That is so awesome, Angelina. Thank you so much for sharing that with me and for giving the recipe a great review! Reply

  • Lorraine
    February 6, 2020

    Thanks for the Chicken Noodle Soup recipe….it’s a keeper! I made it exactly like your video showed and WOW….the best….who would of thought “dill” it was delicious. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 6, 2020

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us! Reply

  • Gayle
    February 4, 2020

    I put my quartered onion in a blender with water, turn off & on to chop, drain in colander. Onions with no tears.
    If your kids don’t think they like onions, they can be chopped fine, thus camouflaged in your recipe. 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 4, 2020

      What a great tip Gayle. Thanks for sharing. Reply

  • Debba
    January 29, 2020

    I see someone else mentioned holding a match in your mouth, with the sulfur side out. What I wanted to add is that it can be a paper match, doesn’t have to be wooden. It won’t work for your videos, cuz you’d probably look silly with a match sticking out of your mouth, but do try it off camera. It really works.  Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 29, 2020

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Debba. Reply

  • Bri
    January 25, 2020

    Every time I make recipes from Natasha’s Kitchen it turns out amazing! I followed this recipe exact except a little more salt and the soup was so delicious!!!

    Her recipes have molded me into a better cooker!  Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 25, 2020

      That’s so awesome, Bri! Thank you for that wonderful review! Reply

  • Jada
    January 21, 2020

    Our families favourite soup in this chilly Canadian weather! I always double up on the veggies because it just gets better the more veggies. I also use 8 skin on bone in chicken thighs without doubling the broth. Once it is finished I sprinkle in some Ms.Dash no-salt table blend and sprinkle in fresh thyme and dill. The best soup! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 21, 2020

      Hi Jada, thank you for that great review! We also love this recipe! It is so good! Reply

  • Engie
    January 16, 2020

    Chicken noodle soup has been a family favourite since I can remember. Made this and oh goodness!!! My husband requested it for his lunch at work for 3 days in a row(doesn’t happen always)and my toddler super loves it too! With the addition of fresh dill made it all the more delicious!I used rotisserie chicken. Now I’m hooked with all the recipes found here. Again big thank you Natasha and your awesome team!  Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 16, 2020

      You’re welcome, Engie! I’m so inspired readying this! Reply

  • Jenna
    January 15, 2020

    Can’t wait to try this recipe. Chicken noodle soup is a family favorite. Just an FYI for those that may be new to making homemade chicken noodle soup… egg noodles hold up really well to reheating and freezing without getting mushy. I only use egg noodles in any of my soup recipes! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 15, 2020

      I hope you enjoy this recipe, Jenna! Reply

  • Alyson
    January 12, 2020

    YUM!!!! I added fresh spinach at the end and removed from heat. DELICIOUS!!!!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 13, 2020

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us, Alyson! Reply

    • Mimi
      February 26, 2020

      Absolutely delicious and so easy to make! I didn’t have any celery, I don’t know if it would have made any difference, not a big fan anyway. A big hit with the whole family. Thanks Natasha! Reply

      • Natashas Kitchen
        February 26, 2020

        That’s just awesome! I’m so glad you enjoyed that. Reply

  • Sarah
    January 11, 2020

    I love how simple and amazing this recipe is! It has a great taste (even without the dill, which I am not a fan of). Perfect soup for a cold winter day, thank you! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 13, 2020

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us, Sarah! Reply

  • Cheryl B
    January 5, 2020

    Usually, if I have a candle burning on the counter while chopping onions, my eyes don’t sting and water. Hope this works for you! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 6, 2020

      That’s a great idea, Cheryl! Thank you for sharing that with me. Reply

  • Bob Breitweiser
    November 11, 2019

    I made this soup kinda like you did but I dropped a couple eggs in it and gave it a stir and I use spaghetti noodles. GOOD Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 11, 2019

      That sounds delicious. Thank you so much for sharing that with me. Reply

  • Anita
    November 11, 2019

    For me if I leave my onions in the fridge it helps with no tears. I have also read if you run it under water as you are cutting it. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 12, 2019

      Thank you for sharing that tip with me, Anita! Reply

  • Dana McCall
    November 10, 2019

    Thanks for the video! I love the fast motion. I’d do a couple of things differently: When sweating the root vegetables (onion, carrot), a couple of minutes before they are done, put the garlic in. Then, deglaze the pan with some reserved chicken broth or water. THEN pour all of the aromatics into the soup. You are losing some flavor by not putting the garlic on more heat and by transferring with a spoon. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 11, 2019

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me,Dana! Reply

  • Danika
    October 29, 2019

    I made chicken noodle soup It was easy and delicious , thank you for the cooking videos . I also topped the soup off with crunchy French onions . Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 29, 2019

      You’re welcome! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe, Danika! Reply

  • Gil Sprague
    October 26, 2019

    Referring to years when cutting onions: micro wave onion 20 seconds before cutting up. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 26, 2019

      Thank you for that suggestion Gil! Reply

  • Mona
    October 21, 2019

    Try chewing gum while chopping onions! Always works for me!! And thank you for the recipe!! My picky 6 year old now asks for this!!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 21, 2019

      That’s a great idea! Thank you for sharing that Mona! Reply

  • Peggy
    October 13, 2019

    Is there an alternate seasoning that can be used in place of garlic as I am allergic? Reply

    • Natasha
      October 14, 2019

      Hi Peggy, you could leave the garlic out and just add a little more fresh herbs to taste. Reply

  • Ken Cooper
    October 12, 2019

    Keep your eyes from watering when cutting onions use a wooden match stick unused and have the sulfur tip out of your mouth and it will keep your eyes from watering Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 12, 2019

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me. Reply

  • Linda
    October 6, 2019

    Hi Natasha, I love your web site and your video’s your are a joy to watch, especially your laugh. The chicken soup is fantastic, and I found that it freezes great especially using the rozini pasta, and I prefer keeping my carrots sliced. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 7, 2019

      You’re so nice! Thank you! Reply

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