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Chicken Noodle Soup
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Chicken Noodle Soup

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup recipe is a classic hearty and comforting soup loaded with tender chicken, soft noodles and vegetables, simmered in a rich and flavorful chicken broth.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken noodle soup
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 204kcal
Author: TipBuzz


  • 2 cups egg noodles
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 12 oz canned chicken or shredded cooked chicken
  • 2 cloves garlic minced (optional)
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 2 medium carrots peeled and sliced thin
  • 2 stalks celery sliced
  • 8 cups chicken broth low sodium recommended
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme or 1 tsp dried thyme

Serving - optional

  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Drain and rinse the canned chicken.
  • Place a 6-8 quart stockpot over medium heat. Add the olive oil, arlic, onions, carrots and celery to the stockpot. Sauté for 3-5 minutes.
  • Add canned chicken, chicken broth, bay leaves and thyme. Raise heat to high and bring the soup to a boil, skimming off any impurities that rise to the surface with a large spoon.
  • Remove Chicken. Using two forks, shred the chicken into smaller pieces. 
  • Add egg noodles to the broth and bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until noodles are tender.
  • Remove bay leaves and discard. Stir in the shredded chicken along with the optional parsley and lemon juice.
  • Taste the soup and season with salt and pepper to your preference. Serve and enjoy!


  • If you’d like to have more broth in your soup, you can add more water or broth. Adjust seasoning accordingly.
  • Adjust the salt level at the end before serving to suit your preference. It’s easiest to control if you use low-sodium or unsalted chicken broth.
  • You can swap oil for butter for extra flavor. You can also add a few chili flakes for a spicy kick.
  • You can cook the noodles separately from the soup to save time.
  • You can use different herbs like rosemary and oregano instead of thyme. Fresh is best, but dried herbs will work well too.


Calories: 204kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 167mg | Potassium: 575mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 3590IU | Vitamin C: 6.9mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1.3mg