Easy Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

This semi-home Easy Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe is quick, hearty and delicious! Can be made-ahead and makes the perfect busy weeknight meal or Sunday Supper.

Not your mother’s chicken noodle soup recipe!

Hello…and welcome to another edition of Sunday Supper featuring this easy chicken noodle soup recipe that is truly comfort food at its best. This is not your mother’s chicken noodle soup either. It’s so easy and fast. It’s actually semi-homemade, and it literally takes 15 minutes to put together. When the noodles are done, it’s ready to eat.

chicken noodle soup in cast iron pot

Easy Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe Tip

I have tried different types of noodles, and my favorite type to use is kluski. They may be a mid-western thing, because my cousin, who lives in Texas, can’t get them. In my humble opinion, they are as close to homemade as you can get out of a bag. The brand doesn’t matter…I’ve used Inn Maid, Mrs. Weiss’, and also local Amish-made noodles. They are all delicious!

easy chicken noodle soup recipe kluski noodles

chicken noodle soup in cast iron pot

Easy Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

This easy semi-home easy Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe is quick, hearty and delicious! Can be made-ahead and makes the perfect busy weeknight meal or Sunday Supper.
4.91 from 11 votes
Course: Main Dish, Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 boxes chicken broth 32 oz.
  • 2 cans Campbell's chicken broth (optional)
  • 1 deli rotisserie chicken
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup each carrots and celery (chopped)
  • 16 oz. bag egg noodles
  • 1/2 teaspoon Lawry's seasoned salt

Instructions

  • In a large soup pot melt the butter.
  • Add carrots and celery.
  • Saute about 5 min.
  • Add all the chicken broth, both boxes and cans.
  • Pick the meat off the rotisserie chicken and add to broth.
  • Make sure to pour any juice in the bottom of the chicken bag into the broth.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Add almost the whole bag of noodles leaving a handful in the bag.
  • Add seasoned salt.
  • Simmer about 30 min.

Notes

I always pick up an extra box of chicken broth. If the soup gets too thick, just add more broth.
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This is one of those soup recipes that just gets better after it sits in the refrigerator for a few days. It can be made ahead, and freezes very well. If you are a crockpot user, all you have to do is saute the carrots and celery on the stove top, then transfer them to a crockpot. Add the rest of the ingredients, and cook it on low for a few hours. You will know when it’s done because the noodles will be cooked. 

What makes this chicken noodle soup recipe so easy is using a rotisserie chicken. If you prefer not to use one, pieces of chicken can be baked or boiled, and then shredded. The two cans of Campbell’s broth add a little extra flavor because it’s thicker than normal chicken broth. If you can’t find it, or prefer not to use it, just use extra of the boxed broth. 

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36 Comments

  1. This recipe is so close to a recipe shared by a friend after making my family chicken soup. He added Lawry’s garlic salt and it really makes the soup delicious!! Give this a try the next time you make your delicious looking soup.

  2. 5 stars
    I made this tonight, even though summer isn’t officially over, and it was delicious! I love to cook but sometimes just want something simple. We had it with pretzel rolls and called it dinner! There is a lot left over so I’ll freeze some and hope the noodles don’t soak up all the broth! Thanks for a good recipe!

  3. 5 stars
    I made this soup last night, and my whole family loved it! Thanks, too, for your tip about the Kluski noodles – they were perfect for that homemade taste.

  4. 5 stars
    Sometimes I don’t want to fuss in the kitchen and like a quick and easy go-to recipe to create a hearty, satisfying, delicious soup….and this is it. All of your posts are so inspirational and I thank you for sharing!

  5. Patricia Wick says:

    Ann, I just wanted to thank you for all the soup and bread recipes. They look amazing and I can’t wait to try them. Variety is the spice of life! These look easy and the soups are quick to make. Thank you again! Pat

  6. MARTHA CASTEL says:

    Easy and fast, that’s my kind of soup. Looks delicious besides being easy.

  7. Anne, this is the best chicken noodle soup I’ve ever made! It was so delicious. I was fortunate to find the noodles you recommended and that was one huge difference. It just all came together wonderfully. What I like about this recipe is that if I were not feeling well, it would be no trouble to make and I know it would make you feel much better to have it to nurse yourself back to health. This is definitely a keeper for me!

    1. Ann Drake says:

      I’m so glad you liked it…and it’s super easy I agree. Thanks for taking the time to let me know!

  8. My family loved this soup. I’m making it again today!

  9. This soup is delicious. It was a BIG hit with my family, and will go on my regular rotation of recipes.

  10. YUMMY!
    My husband works out side all day shoveling snow. I made this for him for when he got off of work. He LOVED it.
    Note: he is a picky eater.
    Great recipe!

  11. Thanks for that recipe! Always looking for something easy to make after getting home after an hour commute!

  12. Love your blog, your home, and your friendly approach.

  13. Sandi Allen says:

    Thank You for sharing your recipe!
    I’m making chicken soup today, and I’m going to try your recipe!

  14. Sharyn Linehan says:

    Hi Ann I have been following your blog for about 4 months now and love it. I live in Bendigo which is in central Victoria Australia where we are experiencing very hot weather with threats of bush fires. I have printed out your soup recipe and look forward to try it next winter.

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Stay safe Sharyn and thank you for taking the time to leave a comment!

  15. Thank you for sharing this recipe, I look forward to trying it.

  16. That’s sounding particularly yummy to me right now, as the rain is hitting the roof. My husband has a cold – he could use some chicken soup! Happy New Year, Ann!

  17. I made this for dinner tonight….it was DELICIOUS! I live in Green Bay, WI, it’s 4 degrees outside, and we have a 2 hour delay for school tomorrow…with this type of weather, it was the perfect meal. Easy and quick to make and I loved the idea of using rotisserie chicken. I go back to work tomorrow after the holiday break and we will have leftovers tomorrow night.
    Thank you for the recipe!!
    Beth

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Perfect Beth! Hope you had a good first day back to work too.

  18. I have bought theses noodles in a Utah store, Smiths, which is a Kroger company. they are the best

  19. debbiedoos says:

    Perfect comfort food for this cold winter day here in the Carolina’s. I love those noodles too!

  20. Nancy Bailey says:

    What a delight to find this recipe on your blog this morning! I cannot wait to try it to surprise my sweet hubby. Chicken Noodle soup is one of his favorites and this sounds delicious! Thanks Ann for your continued inspirational ideas and suggestions. Happy New Year!

  21. Julie Malone says:

    Hi, Ann! I have been following you blog for a couple of months now, and I LOVE IT! Thank you for providing recipes, as well as gorgeous home decor ideas. I borrowed many of your ideas and recipes during the Holiday season, and I can’t wait to see more! Thanks for being great!

    1. Ann Drake says:

      You are welcome Julie…thank you for the lovely comment. It made my day. :)

  22. Marlene Stephenson says:

    Thanks Anne this will be wonderful,the sun is shining bright here in Okla. but it is 22 degrees outside so i am making this now.Have a wonderful day.

  23. Kathleen G says:

    Have Turkey soup and Ham and split pea soup in the freezer. My husband made them over the holidays. Rotisserie chicken is so versatile. Love quick homemade soups and this looks warm and delicious. Happy New Year Ann! Kathleen in Az

  24. I have never heard of that brand of noodles before and don’t think I’ve ever seen them in the store either. I love recipes that get better after a few days. It think soup is always that way. Yummy!!

  25. Nancy McIntosh says:

    I am curious why you used both boxed and canned chicken broth?

    1. Ann Drake says:

      When I first started making this soup, years ago, the Campbell’s chicken broth said “Double Rich, Double Thick” on the label. I used it because I thought it might add a little extra flavor and I think it does. The label doesn’t say that anymore but I still add it anyway. :)

  26. Ellie LaJuett says:

    I love any kind of soup, I live in upstate NY soup country.This looks easy and quite tasty!

  27. Nothing hits the spot on a cold January day like homemade chicken noodle soup. This recipe sounds terrific.

  28. This sounds great for a cold snowy day. Happy New Year Ann!!

  29. I can’t wait to try this! It sounds super simple and the ingredients easy to purchase.We don’t have that brand of noodles in NC but can get something similar at Fresh Market. I am curious on why you use both boxes of broth and cans of broth. Is it a flavor profile? Thanks for sharing a quick dinner!

    1. I was curious about the two different chicken broths as well. Thanks for any info and also for all your sharing.

      1. My mom made a delicious chicken soup with carrots, celery, potatoes, chicken and also rice. Can I use this same recipe and use the rice instead of the noodles? Thank you.