Quick and Easy Chicken Noodle Soup

Delicious homemade Chicken Noodle Soup ready in under 30 minutes! Whip up this warm, comforting dish in no time with the help of pre-cooked chicken, healthy veggies, the perfect blend of herbs, and a double dose of noodles. You’re going to love this easy meal!

Delicious homemade Chicken Noodle Soup ready in under 30 minutes! Get the recipe for this easy meal at LoveGrowsWild.com

Remember last week when I shared my “recipe” for shredded chicken made in the slow cooker? Well that whole post was in preparation for today’s recipe… homemade, delicious, quick and easy Chicken Noodle Soup!

It’s true… there actually is a method to my madness. This soup recipe is one that I’ve been making and tweaking for years, because: 1) it’s so darn easy 2) it is relatively healthy 3) it’s a one-pot meal and 4) who doesn’t love a big bowl of chicken noodle soup? Whether one of the kids is sick with a cold or I just want a quick meal on the table without a lot of effort, this has been my go-to recipe since B.C. (before children).

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The key to this quick and simple recipe is using pre-cooked chicken, and there are two ways you could go about this. You could spend a little bit of time prepping the shredded chicken I mentioned earlier (I like to make a big batch of it on weekends to use throughout the week), or you could grab a rotisserie chicken from the store.

Delicious homemade Chicken Noodle Soup ready in under 30 minutes! Get the recipe for this easy meal at LoveGrowsWild.com

The veggies go into the pot first to sauté in a little butter, then you add in everything else: the broth, chicken, noodles, and seasonings. I’ve found that I like a mix of basil, oregano, and garlic best, but feel free to add whatever floats your boat! This recipe makes a big, ol’ pot of soup, so there will be plenty of leftovers for lunch the next day (yum!), or you can cut the recipe in half for a smaller portion. Add some crusty bread and a side salad, and enjoy your 30 minute homemade chicken noodle soup!

Delicious homemade Chicken Noodle Soup ready in under 30 minutes! Get the recipe for this easy meal at LoveGrowsWild.com

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Quick and Easy Chicken Noodle Soup
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 6-8
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • ½ cup sliced celery
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • 8 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded (I use this recipe)
  • 3 cups egg noodles
  • ½ teaspoon dry basil
  • ½ teaspoon dry oregano
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  1. Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add the carrots, celery, and onion and cook until just tender, about 5 minutes. Add the chicken broth, shredded chicken, noodles, basil, oregano, salt, garlic powder, and pepper and stir to combine. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 20-25 minutes before serving.

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Delicious homemade Chicken Noodle Soup ready in under 30 minutes! Get the recipe for this easy meal at LoveGrowsWild.com

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  1. Liz, your soup looks so comforting!! It makes me wish I had a bowl to curl up on the couch with. Beautiful pictures, too!

  2. Thanks for a beautiful soup recipe. I made your chicken in the crockpot yesterday so I am ready to make this comforting soup. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Delicia says:

    cant wait to try this recipe tomorrow! Where did you buy the blue pot from that you are holding in your hands? I have been looking for one EVERYWHERE and I can’t find one!

  4. I have a sick fiance this week, and he always feels better when he has some chicken noodle soup. This recipe was the perfect cure! It is heartier, tastier and healthier than canned soup, and it’s almost just as quick and easy to make. I’m slurping down some leftovers for lunch today. Thanks for sharing the recipe! I can’t wait to explore more of your blog.

  5. Many Thanks, this chicken noodle soup is so nice and it kicks a colds behind as well. 5 stars for this one! I love it

    Warm Regards
    Amy Winchester 😀

  6. dayna marie says:

    I’m fighting a nasty flu bug and came across this recipe. hope its tasty and kicks this bug to the curb. i’m getting my chicken cooked now and after i freshen up i will be on my way to the store to get the few remaining ingredients i need. can you use frozen sliced carrots?

    • Liz Fourez says:

      Awe… I hope you feel better, Dayna! The flu is no fun. 🙁 You can absolutely use frozen sliced carrots, just add a few more minutes to the cooking time. Enjoy!

  7. I was just wondering aside from not adding in the egg noodles until cooking, would any other modifications be needed to use this as a freezer meal? What would you do for a slow cooker version? Thank you!

    • Liz Fourez says:

      Hey Philippa! I haven’t tried this in the freezer or slow cooker, but I imagine both would work! For the slow cooker, I would boil the egg noodles when we’re ready to eat and add them at the end. I would do the same thing if you’re planning to freeze the soup as well. You’ll have to let me know how it turns out!

  8. do you add the noodles uncooked ?

  9. Hi Liz!

    I’d love to include your chicken noodle soup in a soup roundup I’m doing for Parade Magazine.

    If you’re fine with that, could I use one of your gorgeous photos with a link back to your original post (http://lovegrowswild.com/2015/03/quick-and-easy-chicken-noodle-soup/)?

    Let me know!
    Thanks so much!

  10. I just made this for a sick friend – my first attempt at homemade chicken soup. And it’s delicious!!!! I think I’ll have to skim a bowl for me. 🙂 I did add a full cup of carrots and onions, in addition to the cup of celery called for. I did the chicken breast in the crock pot, as suggested, and it was perfect! So easy and yummy – thank you!

  11. This recipe turned out really well for me. The combo of the slow cooker chicken with the rest of this recipe was great! So delicious and easy 🙂

  12. I made this recipe last night. It was amazing! Easy to make and very tasty!

  13. This sounds lovely and really tasty. Thank you for sharing this.


  14. Your picture looks so delicious I just want to eat it. I like the idea of the store bought chicken.

  15. Do you know the nutritional facts for the chicken noodle soup?

  16. Really want to make this! Could you tell me how many cups of cooked chicken would be the equivalent of the 2 chicken breasts? I have some leftover chicken to use up? Thank you!

  17. Your recipe is my go to when my fiancé is sick! Easy and delicious, thank you!

  18. This is pretty much how I make chicken noodle soup all the time. I usually just use a rotisserie chicken. The only difference really is that I like to use thyme instead of basil and oregano.

  19. I needed a lot more broth than suggested and I used a rotisserie chicken from the market. Soup was big hit. Thank you thank.

  20. Yum! First time making homemade CN soup. Used your crockpot chicken recipe and the chicken was sooo tender. BF said one of the best CN soups he has ever had! Thanks!!

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