Like a big, warm hug in a bowl, this is the Best Chicken Noodle Soup recipe ever. Easy to make and packed full of everything good for you…chicken, veggies, noodles…it’s the real deal comfort food.

Chicken Noodle Soup in a white bowl on a wicker place mat.

Chicken Noodle Soup 

After a week of travel, I am starving and in need of some comfort food so it’s always great to know I have some of the Best Chicken Noodle Soup just waiting for me in the freezer when I get home. Sometimes, I just look forward to sitting on the couch binge watching my favorite shows with a bucket of buttery popcorn or chocolate chip cookies. Which is about the speed I’m moving right now. 

It’s the ultimate in comfort foods…up there next to mac and cheese but I sometimes you need less carbs and more comfort. If you’re like me, you grew up on Campbell’s Chicken Noodles Soup but there’s nothing better than homemade.

This Chicken Noodle Soup recipe is made with homemade chicken stock which really elevates the flavor something fierce. If you don’t have chicken stock from scratch, store bought works well for this recipe, too.

Just be sure to use Chicken STOCK and not Chicken BROTH because stock has a richer, heartier flavor. It’s also a little healthier for you since it’s made with the bones of the chicken….it has more nutrients and vitamins.

Chicken Noodle Soup being served from a stock pot with a ladle into a white bowl.

How To Make Chicken Noodle Soup

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup really is super easy to make from scratch and you can totally make a big batch to stash in the freezer for chicken soup emergencies.

It comes together quickly, too, if you have leftover chicken to use up like I usually do from my Homemade Rotisserie Chicken.

  1. Start by sautéing your veggies until soft.
  2. Add your cooked chicken and pour in the stock.
  3. Once it comes to a boil, add the noodles and cook until al dente.

It’s ready in about 10-15 minutes total and freezes beautifully for quick weeknight dinners….if you don’t have the patience to wait 10-15 minutes for your homemade chicken noodle soup. 🙂

This is really the Best Chicken Noodle Soup on the planet. I based the recipe on my classic Chicken Soup recipe but added some egg noodles to the mix because sometimes you just want carbs.

Serving Suggestions

I like to serve my Chicken Soup with a hearty salad packed with fruit and nuts. A lighter green salad would be nice too with a few homemade sourdough crackers on the side. Or just a big fudgie brownie.

Parsley being sprinkled into a bowl of chicken noodle soup.

How To Freeze Soup

You can absolutely freeze chicken noodle soup with great results. You can either transfer to a heavy duty zip top bag and freeze flat or I like to use individual meal prep bowls that are freezer friendly to make it easy to just grab what I need. It makes a great lunch option for the office or a simple dinner.

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Just like mom used to make, the BEST Chicken Noodle Soup is simple, quick and easy.
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  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large vidalia onion, diced
  • 2 large carrots, small diced
  • 1 large celery stalk, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded chicken breast
  • 5 cups chicken stock, homemade or store bought
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped thyme
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
  • 1 cup broad uncooked egg noodles
  • kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste


  • 1 stock pot


  • In a large stock pot, heat the olive oil over med-high heat. Add the onions and cook until softened. Add the carrots and celery and continue to cook until soft. Stir in the garlic and cook for an additional minute.
  • Add the cooked chicken to the pot and stir to combine. Add the chicken stock, herbs, salt and pepper and allow the mixture to come to a boil. Turn down the heat to low and add the noodles Simmer for 10 minutes or until the noodles are al dente.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve immediately or transfer to airtight containers and freeze for up to 3 months.


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Serving: 1g, Calories: 300kcal, Carbohydrates: 18g, Protein: 20g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 56mg, Sodium: 355mg, Potassium: 511mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 3585IU, Vitamin C: 7.7mg, Calcium: 43mg, Iron: 1.7mg