Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe
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Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

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I like making homemade noodles and I often add carrots, potatoes and corn to this soup. To me, homemade soup means homemade bread, too! Rich soup and fresh bread...what great country food at any time of year.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Cook: 2 hours + cooling
MAKES:8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Cook: 2 hours + cooling
MAKES: 8-10 servings


  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (2 to 3 pounds)
  • 2-1/2 quarts water
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked fine egg noodles
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped carrots

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 132 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 922mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 12g protein.


  1. In a stockpot, combine the first 9 ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1-1/2 hours. Remove chicken; allow to cool. Strain broth; discard bay leaf.
  2. Skim fat. Debone chicken and cut into chunks; return chicken and broth to pan. Add the noodles, celery and carrots; bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes or until noodles and vegetables are tender. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Noodle Soup in Country Extra March 1992, p49

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Brucefan1 User ID: 8791795 245482
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2016

"Delicious! Didn't put in salt, my favourite!"

susankay37 User ID: 8518965 235156
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2015

"I have used this delicious recipe for years after seeing it in a Taste of Homes Soup magazine. It is so easy and yummy - I especially like to make it when someone in my family has a cold. :)"

ingramchef User ID: 3346619 219144
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2015

"all I can say is good good good"

MOTCook User ID: 7688063 14716
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2014

"This was a great recipe. I will definitely make it again!"

JerriAlley User ID: 6574630 16490
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2013

"This is absolutely wonderful! I did use a whole large onion, added some frozen peas, garlic and rosemary. Will make this time and again!"

rodpauley User ID: 4736000 201694
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2011

"I love the homemade taste of this. I will keep this one in my recipe box."

SLouise User ID: 6222590 40395
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2011

"Great soup. Put a copy in my favorite recipes notebook."

bopam User ID: 2390959 41100
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2011

"I made this recipe using some fresh herbs, rosemary and thyme. I also added some fresh ginger to the first process, then chopped a portion of that to go into the soup. And I added chopped garlic. It was delicous! Will definitely make this again."

molls9702 User ID: 4733061 14715
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2010

"I also boiled off just regular chicken breasts and so added an extra tsp of chicken bouillon since I won't have the flavor from the bone."

blmaw User ID: 2340414 40082
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2010

"I'm sad to admit that this was my first attempt at chicken noodle soup. The recipe suggested using Debone chicken, that was not my "cup of tea." So, I boiled several chicken breasts with the quarts of water, later cubed these, and it worked out great. I was taken away with the flavor of this soup and it tasted "healthy" too. I shared it with several friends and they had the same positive reaction, Hmmmmm, so goooooooood! This soup couldn't be better if may say so myself."

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