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.

easy chicken noodle soup recipe in cast iron dutch oven

Today we’re 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.

Few dishes are as comforting as a hot bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup. Whether you need warmth on a chilly winter day, battling a stubborn sore throat, or are simply hungry for a wholesome and heartwarming meal, this classic easy recipe never fails to deliver. With tender chicken, fresh vegetables, and perfectly cooked noodles, every spoonful is a reminder of how good it feels to eat old fashioned comfort food. This classic chicken noodle soup will not only warm your body, but it will also nourish your soul. 

Why This Recipe Works

What makes this chicken noodle soup recipe so easy is using a store-bought rotisserie chicken. This recipe is perfect for those cold nights when you need to get dinner on the table in a hurry. Just a little bit of time, and simple ingredients from the grocery store are all you need. A hot bowl of chicken noodle soup will please the entire family!

easy chicken noodle soup recipe ingredients

Ingredient Notes + Variations

  • Fresh herbs are wonderful in this soup. Thyme, a bay leaf, chopped fresh parsley, or rosemary are excellent additions. Dried herbs are also fine. 
  • Fresh chopped onions and garlic can be added for a more savory taste. 
  • Olive oil can be substituted for the butter. 
  • If your personal preference is not to use a rotisserie chicken, just bake 3 chicken breasts, and shred or chop the meat into small pieces. Roasting a whole chicken in the oven is also an option, as well as using leftover chicken. 
  • Instead of canned chicken broth, canned or homemade stock, or bone broth, can be used. Low-sodium chicken broth is also a good choice if you are watching your salt intake. 
rotisserie chicken on round cutting board

How To Make

  • In a large pot or dutch oven, over medium heat, melt the butter.
  • Add carrots and celery.
  • Saute for 5 – 10 minutes.
  • 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 and black pepper to taste. 
  • Simmer for 30 minutes. 
chicken noodle soup in pot with bag of kluski noodles 2023

Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe Tips

  • Any type of noodles can be used, but my favorite 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 and make the best soup. 
  • Any width of noodle will work in this recipe. Thin, medium, or wide egg noodles are all good choices. 
  • Of course, if you make your own noodles, that would be amazing! Homemade noodles are truly the quintessential comfort food. 
  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container. This is one of those soup recipes that is just as good, if not better, the next day and beyond. 
  • This soup can be made ahead, and freezes very well.
  • Crockpot chicken noodle soup: 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. It’s done when the noodles are completely cooked.
  • 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 boxed broth.
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Note: soup making is not an exact science. I have made countless pots of soup, and no two have turned out the same. The measurements in all of my soup recipes are guidelines, and can easily be adjusted according to your family’s tastes.

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Remember, a pot of chicken noodle soup is not just food; it’s a gesture of love, a remedy for the common cold, and a source of comfort on the chilliest of days. So, whether you’re preparing it for yourself, your whole family, or a friend in need, know that you’re sharing more than just a meal—you’re sharing homemade comfort from the heart.

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easy chicken noodle soup recipe in cast iron dutch oven

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.
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4.95 from 17 votes
Servings: 10 servings
Author: Ann Drake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup carrots (chopped)
  • 1 cup celery (chopped)
  • 2 32 oz. chicken broth
  • 2 cans Campbell’s chicken broth (10.5 oz.)
  • 2 cups rotisserie chicken (chopped or shredded)
  • 16 oz. egg noodles
  • 1/2 teaspoon Lawry’s seasoned salt

Instructions

  • In a large pot or dutch oven, over medium heat, melt the butter.
  • Add carrots and celery.
  • Saute for 5 – 10 minutes.
  • 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.
  • Lower heat and simmer 30 minutes.

Notes

I always pick up an extra box of chicken broth. If the soup gets too thick, just add more broth.

Nutrition

Calories: 302kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 441mg | Potassium: 190mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 2318IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg
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16 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This recipe is so easy and soo good. I followed as directed and would probably use a little less pasta or a little more broth. I’ve liked all your recipes that I have tried.

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Hi Kim…yes, sometimes the noodles have a mind of their own! Thank you very much for the rating…I truly appreciate it!

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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

  7. MARTHA CASTEL says:

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

  8. 5 stars
    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!

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

  10. 5 stars
    This soup is delicious. It was a BIG hit with my family, and will go on my regular rotation of recipes.

  11. 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!

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

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

  14. 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