Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Homemade chicken noodle soup is healthy and nutritious classic soup loaded with chicken and vegetables.

Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken noodle soup, chicken soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Time to make homemade chicken stock: 5 hours
Total Time 5 hours 45 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 305 kcal


  • 8-9 cups homemade chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 2 long celery ribs
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2-3 cups cooked chicken meat saved from cooking stock
  • salt
  • fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1 tbsp fresh minced parsley
  • 1 tbsp fresh minced dill weed
  • 1 lemon - juice only
  • 8 oz wide egg noodles
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Chicken Stock:

  1. Prepare chicken stock according to the recipe. Chicken stock can easily be made ahead a day before or made ahead and frozen. Make sure to save the chicken meat from cooking the stock. Chicken meat can be frozen as well, in a freezer zip-top bag, separately from the stock.

Chicken Noodle Soup:

  1. Preheat a large pot over medium-low heat and add oil and diced onions, celery, and carrots. Stir and cook vegetables for about 10 minutes, until softened, and raise the heat to medium.

  2. Add garlic and cook until garlic is fragrant. Shred or dice chicken meat saved from cooking the stock and add it to the pot. 

  3. Pour in stock and season with salt and pepper. Make sure to always taste as you cook to see if the soup has enough salt.

  4. Cook the soup over medium heat for about 15 minutes and add noodles and fresh herbs. Stir and let the soup cook just until noodles are tender. 

  5. Squeeze in juice from 1 lemon, stir, and serve.

  6. NOTE: see the post for storing and freezing instructions.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 305 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 52mg17%
Sodium 382mg17%
Potassium 468mg13%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 2652IU53%
Vitamin C 11mg13%
Calcium 35mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.