Easy Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

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


  • 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


  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!