Easy Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

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Closeup photo of a bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup with a colorful floral napkin in the background. The soup has wide egg noodles, diced carrots, celery, onions in a chicken broth flavored lightly with an Italian seasoning blend.

This Easy Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup is one of our favorite soups to have on cold fall and winter days. Soup is done in less than an hour and it’s so yummy with warm, buttery French bread.

Three easy steps to make awesome Chicken Noodle Soup:

1- Add flavor by browning your carrots, celery, and onions in butter first. Then simmer in broth, water, and seasoning until tender.

2- Toss in the chicken. To save time I use frozen fully-cooked diced chicken but you could certainly dice two fully-cooked chicken breasts.

3- Add the noodles last. Noodles cook really, really fast. Watch them at this stage since they have a tendency to fall apart if they cook too long. Five to ten minutes of cooking time is all you’ll need.

That’s it. I’ve found that this stockpot method works best for this soup. It’s quick and the soup comes out flavorful. Get the full recipe below.

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Easy Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup


Main Dish

Prep Time

20 min.

Cook/bake time

35 min.



Here's What You'll Need

A large stockpot with a lid


32 oz. carton of low sodium chicken broth
4 cups of water
6 oz. extra wide egg noodle
4 cups of full-cooked frozen diced chicken or (about 2 fully-cooked chicken breasts diced)
2 celery stalks (diced)
1 small onion (diced)
2 carrots (diced)
1 teaspoon of ground Italian seasoning (this is a blend of thyme, oregano, majoram, rosemary and sage)
1 tablespoon of butter
salt and pepper to taste


1. In a large stockpot melt one tablespoon of butter and brown the carrots, celery and onions over medium heat.
2. Add the chicken broth, water, italian seasoning and salt and pepper. Bring to a boil then lower the heat and let simmer for about 15-minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
3. Add cooked diced chicken and simmer for 10-minutes.
4. Last add the noodles and cook for 5-10 until the noodles are tender. Watch carefully so as not to over cook the noodles.
5. Serve immediately.