Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

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I grew up eating chicken noodle soup from a can, and I loved it. Imagine my surprise and delight when I found out that Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup is tastier and cheaper, too!

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe from Jessica Fisher

As I type, I’m feeling a little under the weather. A mild sore throat, a few aches and pains, and a regret that there’s a rock solid, frozen chicken sitting on my counter thawing instead of in the crockpot braising. Because a slow cooked chicken leads to homemade chicken stock which leads to homemade chicken noodle soup.

We’re also all out of frozen chicken tenders, so I am up a crick unless I want to head to the store, which I don’t because: mild sore throat and a few aches and pains.

Needless to say, homemade chicken noodle soup is a comfort food in these parts.

In fact, I think it’s safe to say that it might be my family’s favorite soup ever. When a child sees me getting out the soup pot, his or her first question is typically, “Are you making chicken noodle soup?”

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe from Jessica Fisher

I don’t say, “Yes” as often as they would like since I’m usually using up leftovers to make soup. And there are rarely leftovers of roast chicken and noodles. Ha! I guess we know why it’s a favorite soup!

I’m thinking I should probably mix things up a bit and make this soup more often on purpose. It doesn’t take much in the way of ingredients and everyone absolutely loves it. This homemade chicken noodle soup recipe is more in the traditional vein. A friend brought it to me after surgery years ago and it became a fast favorite.

This homemade chicken noodle soup recipe isΒ a great one to package up as a gift. With the zucchini, carrot, and onion, I consider the vegetable course accounted for. Add a packet of your favorite crackers or a loaf of crusty baguette, and you’ve just provided comfort in a jar!

Click here for our favorite homemade chicken noodle soup.

Be sure to make homemade stock with your turkey carcass this week so you can make turkey noodle soup with homemade broth and leftover roast turkey. You’ll be so glad you did!

What’s in YOUR favorite version of chicken noodle soup?

About Jessica Fisher

I believe anyone can prepare delicious meals—no matter their budget.

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  1. Kris says

    I made chicken and rice this past week. We ended up eating it for dinner twice. I don’t make soup often and it was a reminder I should make it more often. No recipe. I just winged it.

  2. Ann says

    I LOVE homemade chicken soup around here but I do it all the way from scratch and then I freeze some of it for “chicken soup starter”. I can then get a good, nutritious homemade chicken soup into a sickie’s tummy in less than 30 minutes. I always start with a carcass or two from a roasted chicken (so we’ve already had at least one meal off that bird). I throw the carcass in the crockpot with chunked carrots, onions, celery, some salt, pepper, and whatever spices I feel like adding to it. I will also add at least 6 whole cloves of garlic because of how great garlic is with it’s antibiotic properties. I cook this all night (at least 12 hours) and then I strain out the now absolutely gorgeously golden broth and put it into freezer containers. I will then pick through the solids to find as much meat that I can and add that to the broth as well. I freeze these containers of chicken broth and chicken as the soup starter. Then when one of us is not feeling well and needing soup, I pull it out, pop it into a pot on the stove and heat it until it’s all thawed. I add some diced carrots and celery and then either cooked rice or noodles and heat until the vegetables are tender and the rice or noodles are done. This works out so well!! I’ve even sent a few containers into the city with my daughter who lives there during the week for grad school. Last winter when she was sick, she could have mama’s soup even without me there. πŸ™‚

  3. allie says

    Bring to a boil and stir in the egg noodles. Simmer 10 minutes or until aluminum foil dente……lol

    • Ha! Good catch. I did the coding in word where I have some short cuts for cookbook writing. al = aluminum foil. Missed it. πŸ˜‰

  4. Heather M says

    we love a good chicken noodle soup, but we also love love love a thai coconut chicken soup, with or without rice noodles. Yum!! I don’t really follow a recipe. light coconut milk, chicken broth/stock, chicken, sauteed mushrooms, green onions, fish sauce, thai red curry paste, cilantro. if we feel like it, rice noodles. something like that, all to taste. It’s sooo delicious. so good. πŸ™‚

    • Heather M says

      I should say I also sometimes put in sliced carrots and/or celery. Just depends on the mood. But when trying to be more classic Thai, I omit those two.

  5. Alice E says

    My favorites are chicken noodle and chicken vegetable. I do sometimes cheat and use boxes of store bought stock or broth and canned chicken from Costco. I like their canned chicken which is reasonably priced and keep some on hand at all times for when I’m low and time need a quick meal.

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