Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken Noodle Soup

Welcome to today’s culinary journey, where we’ll be preparing a deeply satisfying, classic Chicken and Noodle Soup. Bursting with wholesome ingredients, it’s not only a tasty delight but also simple to assemble.


  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 cup of finely chopped onion
  • 1 cup of finely chopped celery
  • 1 cup of finely chopped carrots
  • 1 teaspoon of dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of fresh cracked black pepper
  • 8 cups of chicken broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cups of cooked and shredded chicken
  • 8 ounces of egg noodles

Step-by-Step Guide

  1. Start off by heating 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large soup pot on medium heat. When it’s warm, introduce your finely chopped onion, celery, and carrots. Saute the veggies, stirring from time to time, until they turn tender. This step will take about 5 minutes.
  2. Mix in 1 teaspoon of dried thyme, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper. Allow these ingredients to mingle with the vegetables for about a minute.
  3. Time to add your 8 cups of chicken broth to the pot. Include the bay leaf. Stir everything together and bring it to a boil. Once it’s boiling, reduce the heat and let the soup simmer for around 15 minutes. source:
  4. At this stage, add 2 cups of shredded cooked chicken and 8 ounces of egg noodles to the simmering broth. Let it all cook together until the noodles are fully cooked, roughly 5 minutes.
  5. As the final step, remove and discard the bay leaf. Feel free to adjust the taste of your soup with extra salt and pepper if you wish.
  6. Now your piping hot, hearty Chicken and Noodle Soup is ready to serve. Relish it as is, or elevate the flavors with a sprinkle of your favorite fresh herbs like parsley or chives.

Handy Hints:

  • Using homemade chicken broth will impart a deeper, more robust flavor to your soup.
  • If dried thyme is not available, 1/4 teaspoon of fresh thyme will work just fine.
  • This recipe is quite adaptable. You can use any cooked chicken, including rotisserie, grilled, or poached chicken.
  • For a thicker soup, think about adding a cornstarch slurry. Combine 1 tablespoon of cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of cold water and add it to the soup. Let it simmer for another 1-2 minutes until it thickens.
  • A dash of freshly chopped parsley or chives not only adds a pop of color but also boosts the taste.

It’s time to don your apron and begin! This homestyle Chicken and Noodle Soup recipe is the perfect companion for a quiet night in or when you’re feeling a little under the weather. I promise you, it’s going to warm you up from the inside and comfort your senses. Happy cooking!

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