This Chicken Noodle Soup recipe is quick and easy with tons of flavor. I mean is there seriously anything better than a big bowl of warm, nourishing chicken noodle soup? I honestly waited way too long to start making my own homemade chicken noodle soup. I like to buy a rotisserie chicken or just cook chicken breasts separately to save time versus cooking a whole chicken. But if you do have the extra time, cooking a whole chicken and using the homemade broth is definitely the way to go! Add in some sautéed veggies and your herbs and spices...and oh my...this chicken noodle soup will quickly become one of your favorites!
WHAT INGREDIENTS DO I NEED TO MAKE CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP?
Rotisserie chicken or 2 boneless chicken breasts: I have made this soup with both variations. If you like using all the parts of a whole chicken AND want to save the most time then go for the already cooked rotisserie chicken at your local grocery store. If white meat is your favorite then cook 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts. I share a no-fail method below. Or go for the best method if you want and that is to cook a whole bone-in chicken so you can make your own chicken broth.
Carrots: Go for the whole fresh carrots for this soup recipe
Celery: A few stalks of fresh celery
Onion & Garlic: Onion and garlic go so well together. Make sure to grab fresh garlic if you can.
Chicken broth: If you decide to make your own chicken broth then that is always best. But if you want to save time, grab a good quality chicken broth or stock to use in this recipe.
Egg noodles: Egg noodles or your pasta of choice.
Lots of yummy spices: To save money and time, I like using a mixed herbs seasoning like this All Purpose Seasoning blend that includes a lot of traditional chicken noodle soup spices like parsley, thyme, oregano. But if you can’t find a mixed herbs seasoning blend with these herbs then you can use Italian Seasoning or just add them separately. Just remember you will always use less if they are dried herbs compared to fresh herbs.
HOW TO MAKE EASY CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP
Full instructions are included in the recipe below, but here’s a quick overview:
Step One: Cook and shred your chicken into bite size pieces. Set aside.
Step Two: In a large pot saute vegetables with butter for a few minutes. Next add your flour, stir and cook the flour with the veggies.
Step Three: Now add your chicken broth and water to the pot. Allow liquid to come to a boil. Next add all of your herbs and seasoning.
Step Four: Add your shredded cooked chicken and noodles to the pot and allow noodles to cook according to the package instructions. Once noodles are done, turn your heat off, allow soup to cool and enjoy!
HOW TO BOIL CHICKEN BREASTS
If you want to use just chicken breasts then you're in luck! I’ve perfected the art of boiling chicken breasts and share all of my tips in the video below. This will give you tender, juicy chicken breast meat for any of your soups or casserole dishes!
HERBS & SPICES
Again you can save time by using a mixed herbs seasoning blend like this All-Purpose Seasoning blend or Italian Seasoning. But if it's not available then you can always make your own by using a combination of dried oregano, basil, parsley & thyme!
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