Classic Chicken Noodle Soup

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This Classic Chicken Noodle Soup comes together in just 30 minutes. It is warm and comforting, and the whole family will love it!

2 bowls of soup in white bowls

Classic Chicken Noodle Soup

This Classic Chicken Noodle Soup recipe is just what I’m talking about. It’s warm, healthy, and the whole family will love it. It takes about 30 minutes to throw together and it’s forever a favorite in this house.

I threw in some homemade pumpkin noodles that I had in the freezer (they are so much fun to make!). This is a great recipe to make a double or triple batch of – cook part for dinner, and stash the rest in the freezer. I have tips and tricks on how to make the noodles with your kids too. That’s one of our favorite things to make on a cold winter day when we need something to do in the house. Enjoy this recipe and lots of delicious recipes to come, from my kitchen to yours. Thank you for being here.

Classic Chicken Noodle Soup

How can I make preparing this meal easier?

You can prep the onion, celery, and carrots ahead of time and store them in the fridge until the day you plan to make the soup. This is a simple step, but it sure does make dinner time go a little smoother. The chopped veggies can be stored in an airtight container or in a mason jar with the lid on for 4-5 days.

Which noodles are the best for chicken noodle soup?

Thick noodles are my favorite for chicken noodle soup, and you can use regular egg noodles, thicker egg noodles (sometimes called Amish egg noodles), or even something different like homemade pumpkin noodles. Thick noodles soak up the broth and add an amazing texture to the soup.

How can I thicken the broth in chicken noodle soup?

If you want something thicker than traditional chicken broth, you can add thickeners like flour or cornstarch to a few tablespoons of the chicken stock. Mix it well to prevent lumps and stir it into the rest of the broth. Another idea is to add heavy cream for a creamier and slightly thicker soup.

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Two white bowls of chicken noodle soup

Classic Chicken Noodle Soup

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  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless This Mess
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 6


This Classic Chicken Noodle Soup comes together in just 30 minutes. It is warm and comforting, and the whole family will love it!


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 large ribs of celery, chopped
  • 4 large carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces OR 2-3 cups shredded cooked chicken or turkey
  • 46 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley (or 3 tablespoons fresh, finely chopped)
  • 2 cups egg noodles
  • Salt and pepper to taste (at least 1 teaspoon each)


  1. In a large Dutch oven or stock pot over medium high heat, warm the oil. When the oil is hot and shimmering. add the onion, celery, and carrots. Cook, stirring often, until the onions are translucent and the other veggies are starting to get tender, 6-8 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic and the chicken (raw or cooked) and cook until the garlic is fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the vegetable stock. Bring the mixture to a boil and then reduce the heat so that it simmers. Add the parsley. Simmer until the vegetables are tender, 10-15 minutes. Add the noodles and cook just until the noodles are al dente (the time will depend on the type you use), stirring often. Remove the soup from the heat and add additional herbs and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

This Classic Chicken Noodle Soup comes together in just 30 minutes.

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This post was originally published in 2017 and has been updated in July 2019.

This Classic Chicken Noodle Soup is comfort food that is good for the soul and the belly. Warm noodles and chicken make a great dinner for the family.

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  1. This is now my favorite and go-to chicken noodle soup! I am making it tonight because I’m sick and CRAVING the warmth to warm up my chest.

  2. I need to get on top of it and try your pumpkin noodles! I love chicken noodle soup, and this looks delicious!!!

    1. You can even skip the pumpkin and just do egg noodles, they are all fun to make. My kids and I just made some this week before they went back to school and it was a lot of fun on a cold day inside! And delicious…