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Chunky Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

Chunky Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

Marjoram and thyme come through nicely in this old-fashioned soup that tastes just like Grandma used to make. You can modify the recipe to include vegetables your family enjoys. My kids love carrots, so I always toss in extra. —Coleen Martin, Brookfield, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1/2 cup finely chopped carrot
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1-1/2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/4 cups uncooked medium egg noodles
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley


  • 1. Saute the carrot, celery and onion in butter in a Dutch oven until tender. Stir in the broth, chicken and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat. Add noodles; cook for 10 minutes or until noodles are tender. Sprinkle with parsley. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 126 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 1370mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 14g protein .

Reviews for Chunky Chicken Noodle Soup

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dschultz01 249876
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2016

"Great, easy soup recipe! Will definitely make this again!"

Angel182009 244056
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2016

"My husband is a big fan of chicken noodle soup but I do not like it. I decided to give this recipe A try and loved it! It was a big hit for the whole family and I will definitely be making this again."

gunslinger 241874
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2016

"Delicious, inexpensive, comfort food. Very tasty! Perfect for a cold day!"

JoanieK53 237066
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2015

"Quick and easy to make. Used whole grain noodles but they seemed to disappear into the soup. Will try a different pasta such as Penne next time."

Louise.Hooper 18202
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2014

"Agree with several other reviewers that this is a bit salty. Otherwise, delicious, and very comforting on a cold day"

shanmsu 83284
Reviewed May. 2, 2014

"My family loved it!!!"

knollbrookcook 83283
Reviewed Apr. 23, 2014

"The best recipe for chicken noodle soup I have ever used. The only thing I do different is leave out the salt. There is enough seasoning with all the other herbs that we never notice the missing salt! I also make it in double and triple batches and freeze it for later.. I give it away and it's always well liked. Delicious."

lmmanda 68249
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2014

"We really enjoyed this soup!"

scrapo 22535
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2014

"Next time I will omit salt and maybe add 1 - 2 cups more water. It is a bit salty. I cooked my chicken with some garlic as well."

afowles 47753
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2013

"This is my favorite version of chicken Noodle Soup!!!"

Ashaline 62029
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2013

"This is a nice easy, simple and yummy soup."

Tom Brezzy 23363
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2013

"Not preferred by my wife, daughter or myself. There's better chicken Noodle Soup recipes out there."

No_Time_To_Cook 24152
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2012

"Made modifications based on what I had on hand, but had great flavor. Best chicken noodle soup ever."

tstreich 50660
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2012

"This was so easy to make and was so good even my husband who isn't a soup lover went back for seconds and said it was really, really good. I did use 2 additional cups of chicken broth and added a few tsps of chicken bouillon, I think next time I'll use chicken stock and probably won't need the chicken bouillon. I gave it a nice shake of garlic and onion powder too. This was simple, quick and really did taste like it took more work."

pinkiepie 48955
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2012

"We loved this my picky six year old too. I cooked a whole chicken and stuffed it with onion and garlic and seasoned the chicken. I will use the left over chicken for a meal later in week. I was out of thyme so I used basil. My husband does not like onions so I did not put them in the soup and added extra carrots and celery. I also made home made bread that I got off of taste of home that I love. It was a great fall soup it would be good with homemade noodles too!"

valanddansmith 18198
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2012

"Quick and easy recipe for a tasty chicken noodle soup... Added some fresh garlic and left out the marjoram since I didn't have any. Doubled the recipe and barely had any left with 5 people!"

rubydoo008 30197
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2012

"quick and easy to make.. I used low fat, salt free chicken broth instead"

TheDix 23353
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2012

"This was quick to assemble and tasty. i used brown rice instead of the noodles, more healthy version I think."

tinker99 202809
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2012

"My family Loves it!"

mollymia 24425
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2012

"This a very easy and delicious soup. My family asks for it all the time!"

EzraCCC 24424
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2011

"I was feeling sick and this was a quick comfort food to cook up. I added extra veggies and chopped onions, also added some basil and oregano. I thought it was a little salty... next time I'd cut some of the added salt."

MariaS. 53006
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2011

"This was so tasty. The whole family loved it. I'll be making it time and time again."

Sophias_mommy 30392
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2011

"this soup is sooooo good. only thing i did differently is add more of everything. i ate a BIG bowl full and took a nap... sooo good. my 1 year old daughter agrees!"

Sarah C 24423
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2011

"I made this for the first time when my 4 year old was sick with the flu. He loved it and claimed it's what made him all better. He requests it often now(this is the only soup he likes.)"

kerrynjames 50659
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2011

"This soup has a great flavor and was really tasty. Our only problem was that I used bouillon instead of broth.... Learn from my mistake and use 3 cubes at most, not 6 like the amount suggests! I'll definitely make it again!"

blondecookie7 48953
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2010

"If it is too salty, you can always add more broth to this soup which makes it PERFECT!"

blondecookie7 53003
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2010

"Excellent chicken noodle soup! Saute the onions and some garlic with the carrots and celery in olive oil which givens it a nice flavor when you add the thyme to the broth. It's a keeper!!!"

Jessica2783 24419
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2010

"This was good. I added some extra vegetables and noodles, and left the salt out. I used the reduced sodium chicken broth because of the other comments, it was still a little salty for my tastes, but not off-putting."

veedwa9 59865
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2010

"great recipe,needs no changes ,thanks for sharing it . man of little wrods"

devilgrrl 48951
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2010

"This is the BEST chicken noodle soup i've ever had!! I love it & will definatly make it again & again! I did not add the spices listed, just a dash of salt, few dashes of pepper & a dash of garlic powder. I also made my noodles seperate so that we could put as much as we wanted in our bowls individually. I made 3 cups & set aside. I also added more carrots & celery than what the recipe calls for & used a cup & half of Perdue seasoned, grilled chicken already cooked & cut up. DELICIOUS!!!"

kellyannm 202808
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2010

"It was good, however next time I will add more vegetables. I used reduced sodium chicken broth and left out the 1 teaspoon salt and it tasted salty enough that way."

tinker159357 22533
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2010

"All four of my children love it! Its a miracle when I find a recipe everyone likes."

amateur cook 30337
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2010

"I followed the recipe to the letter, and it did not turn out very good. In fact, it was too salty. I will not make this again, nor do I wish to keep it in my recipe box."

JbellV 50658
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2010

"I'm a 21 year old newly wed and I haven't been cooking very long. I was so pleased with this recipe, it was easy and just as good as my moms. It didn't take long to make either. Very flavorful, and I even gave some to my neighbor when she was sick. This is a keeper."

saralyn_06 50657
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2010

"I love making this recipe and have made it for several years now!!! Although I leave the teaspoon of salt out because the chicken broth seems to make up for it. Otherwise it's too salty...even for my salt-loving fiance!"

momofaap 47752
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2010

"Very very good! Was the perfect comfort for my son who was suffering from a cold, plus a nice recipe for a cold winter night! I added some extra types of frozen veggies that I had on hand too!"

lindipally 30319
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2010

"What a wonderful, hearty soup this is! I always double my batch and put extra chicken and vegetables! This soup is a winner with everyone in my family - especially my picky little son!"

Dougetta 47751
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2009

"my husband said that this MUST be a staple every week. Everyone in our family really enjoyed this recipe."

LaChicaDeAyer 47747
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2009

"This will be my go-to recipe for chicken noodle soup now, with a few modifications. I used 1/2 cup of celery instead of 1/4 because I like lots of vegetables, and felt the carrot and celery should be equal. The biggest adjustment I made was for the noodles- I used about 2 1/4 cups to 3 cups- 1 1/4 just did not seem like enough. But this is personal preference, as my husband and I like a hearty soup, full of noodles."

lilsister107 62027
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2009

"i liked this recipe, but i think i would cut back just a tad on the thyme and marjoram. was just a little over seasoned for my liking. however, my husband really enjoyed it."

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