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Comforting Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

Comforting Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

A good friend made us this rich, comforting soup after the birth of our son. It was such a help to have dinner taken care of until I was back on my feet. This yummy dish is so simple to fix that now I give a pot of it (along with the recipe) to other new mothers. -Joanna Sargent, Sandy, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:10-12 servings


  • 2 quarts water
  • 8 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 6-1/2 cups uncooked wide egg noodles
  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 3 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • Minced fresh parsley


  • 1. In a large saucepan, bring water and bouillon to a boil. Add noodles; cook, uncovered, until tender, about 10 minutes. Do not drain. Add soup and chicken; heat through.
  • 2. Remove from the heat; stir in the sour cream. Sprinkle with minced parsley. Yield: 10-12 servings (about 2-1/2 quarts).

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 218 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 67mg cholesterol, 980mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 15g protein.

Reviews for Comforting Chicken Noodle Soup

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wilsonwing80 User ID: 1926011 253044
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2016

"This gets five stars for ease of preparation and common ingredients. It has been a staple in our home for years...ever since it was first published. I often add a can or two of chopped green chiles to give it a little oomph. It is comfort food of the highest order."

island_gerl User ID: 7563824 245724
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2016

"Used chicken stock. Added carrots, celery and onion. Seasoned the chicken with salt and pepper before cooking it. Cooked 4 cups of noodles separately. The soup is bland, but indeed comforting."

peacharmadillo User ID: 3329993 237152
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2015

"My husband who claims not to like chicken soup had seconds. That Iis not bad! I was glad to get something so easily likeable and easy to tailor."

Mammabear49 User ID: 8025335 232864
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2015

"I've made this several times.......and have been told it's the best chicken soup they've ever had !! I don't even bother with the sour cream. It's tasty without it. I do saut? celery and onions and use chicken broth instead of the bouillon and always use rotisserie chicken. It's excellent !!! Yes, the noodles soak up the liquid, so you may want to add a little broth, if you like it soupier.

Otherwise, it's sooooo good! Thank you for posting. It's an easy and quick dinner and I love that people rave about it. : )"

angela32 User ID: 3084463 232660
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2015

"This is very good, my family enjoyed it. It wasn't very soup like though, so I added more stock because it was thick."

meaganteal User ID: 814898 228824
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2015

"Love this soup. I am teaching my son to cook and he said he wanted to make a chicken noodle soup. I picked this for it's simplicity. It was great!! Next time I will add some veggies, but this was a perfect soup to teach an eight year old to cook."

momio User ID: 2526647 219541
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2015

"I thought the soup was delicious! I don't usually make a cream based soup for chicken noodle but the sour cream was a great addition! I also thought 6 1/2 cups of noodles were too many. I used a full four cups and it was still a lot of noodles. I only added one can of soup just didn't think it needed two. Sprinkled a little more bouillon in it, added three carrots, a couple of stalks of celery, and about a cup of chopped kale for color and because I have lots in my garden! I also just cooked my cubed chicken and vegetables in the broth a few minutes before I added the noodles."

Candacejade User ID: 8208513 217601
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2015

"Delicious and easy! My family all loved it."

skipperstrucking User ID: 4577232 215028
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2014

"Great recipe, wonderful comforting taste. In a couple of the comments that I read it was said that this was more like a stroganoff than a soup. The solution is just use less noodles, I only used 4 cups."

dfeilmeier User ID: 1937351 24956
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2014

"Wonderful soup...fills you up and the family love this recipe. Keep up the good work."

natnow101 User ID: 3820238 48823
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2013

"Quick, easy, and amazing! When I make it though it is less like a soup and more like a stroganoff, but it is still so good!!!"

squishygumdrop User ID: 7173038 51939
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2013

"My friend made this soup for us for dinner, and I LOVED it! but, it is not really a soup, its more like a dinner. but, I loved this recipe! 5 stars!"

phishead28 User ID: 109864 60145
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2013

"Even better than I expected and so easy to make!"

newrecipejunkie User ID: 876567 202947
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2013

"I took this to a potluck yesterday and received many compliments. I, too, added carrots ( 1 can, drained, cut up a little in the can before adding to soup) and finely diced onion and celery (cooked in broth until soft the night before while I was cutting up the chicken). I agree that maybe 4 cups of noodles would have been plenty. Gave this 4 stars instead of 5 because all those noodles soaked up all the broth while it was on low in the crock pot during the party ,even with my adding lots of extra broth! It was so good, I will make it again but with less noodles and not for a long-standing-time event."

missmarley User ID: 7042231 50837
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2013

"This was more like a casserole. Maybe I used to many noodles. No one I served it to liked it."

beefbabe User ID: 5851198 51938
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2013

"This is so easy! My kids loved it! It was even good leftover. The noodles didn't get soggy in the creamy soup like they do in broth."

meganshakes User ID: 4295286 85283
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2013

"I am eating this right now and it is so yummy. The perfect soup for a snowy day. I halved the recipe, but I like my soup with more broth so I used six cups water and six tsps bouillon. Mmmmm!"

lezleeferrel User ID: 6992758 202946
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2012

"Yummy flavor! I modified the recipe by adding fresh carrots and celery.. I also made homemade noodles... made soup the day before- didn't add noodles until the next day. Very yummy comfort food!"

aperfe22 User ID: 4882052 202945
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2012

"Just wondering how much chicken broth I should add to make this soup?"

suewoj User ID: 238480 50836
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2012

"My family loves this recipe. I follow it as written. I once made this for when my college-age daughter caught influence A and was so sick. This soup is definitely made her feel better!"

HamFam1 User ID: 3026625 202944
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2012

"I made this today and thought it was just okay untill I added the sour cream. Then it was really good. Next time I will saute some celery, onions and carrots and add them when I add the chicken. Yummy!"

Sally Miner User ID: 1714177 67114
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2012

"My husband was wanting chicken soup and I found this recipe. I read the reviews and made some of the suggested changes along with some of my own. I poached the chicken and then slightly shredded it, added carrots, celery and onion. I used Amish noodles (giving more homemade flavor) I then added salt, pepper, garlic powder and some parsley stirred in just before serving. I also omitted the sour cream didn't really fit with the soup. My husband tore it up, he ate 2 bowls. I also served it with whole wheat French bread."

bowhaven User ID: 3710681 67113
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2012

"Great soup if you want to call it a soup.Makes a hold meal I think.I did use home made chicken broth instead of the chicken bouillon to reduce sodium.Everyone loved it."

Worshipguy User ID: 6391761 48822
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2012

"VERY GOOD! The only thing I did different was use my homeade chicken broth instead of the water and boullion. It turned out great!"

longdinj User ID: 5266201 85281
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2012

"Easy, creamy, and yummy"

nancy headlee User ID: 5479331 70138
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2012

"Very good and simple to put together. My husband doesn't like chicken noodle soup. I made this for a sick friend and saved a bowl for him. Surprise, he loved it. I will definitely make this again. Thanks for sharing"

dsrosenschein User ID: 5268154 27855
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2012

"Absolutely delicious! Half the amount of sour cream is plenty. Added carrots to give it some color. A definite keeper in our house!"

ursogirl User ID: 3386281 27854
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2011

"We love this, one of our favorites!"

afoth73 User ID: 1490711 19397
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2011

"This recipe was super easy (I see that as a theme!) I followed the recipe closely except I used the frozen noodles that remind me of grandma's homemade noodles and it was really good with those!! Next time I'll probably add carrots too because it lacks a little color. I also used precooked turkey that I cubed up but my husband requested shredded chicken next time too so I'll try it again that way!! Delicious!"

sgrantham User ID: 6249296 48821
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2011

"This is so quick, easy& Good! I use can chicken most of the time and it still is great."

RGEETING User ID: 6334958 27852
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2011

"This recipe earned a high recommendation into our family's list of favorite foods! Only we call it Comfy chicken Soup.

My adult daughters now make this too! We like this recipe less liquid-y."

FACSteacher User ID: 759865 70136
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2011

"Wow! This was super creamy and tasty! I, too, added some onion, carrot, and celery, as well as cut back drastically on the sour cream. I also added more broth and used medium egg noodles, just because it was preference. Even with those changes, the recipe as written would still be just as good. I'm pretty sure I'll keep this recipe instead of my previous one. Give this one a try, you won't be disappointed."

t-macka User ID: 1174815 67093
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2011

"I add fresh spinach and grated carrots and fresh black pepper. Excellent soup."

allaboutcookies86 User ID: 4740624 48820
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2011

"This was so easy to make and has a wonderful flavor! Thank you for the idea! Great when you are sick craving chicken noodle soup it definitely beats regular canned soup! DELICIOUS!!"

mjlouk User ID: 1712085 32153
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2011

"Really easy, really good!"

walraan User ID: 5539384 27851
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2011

"Delicious!!! We bulked it up by adding onion, garlic, carrots, celery, mushrooms, and corn. We used curly noodles and fresh ground pepper to top it off. Perfect! I think if making it for others, though, I would stick with the basic recipe. Can't go wrong that way!"

tea-talk User ID: 3784836 23297
Reviewed May. 10, 2011

"Made this recipe for my mom for mother's day (actually, the first meal I've cooked for her in my new home :) yay!) My whole family had seconds! I forgot the sour cream (yeah, that's what I get for trying to do too many things at once), but it still turned out delicious! I might add a little more liquid next time, though, as I thought it was a little thick (although maybe the sour cream might have helped that?). Definitely making again!"

joystu1 User ID: 1595463 32152
Reviewed May. 4, 2011

"This has become a staple in our house for the past few years. Everyone loves it!"

tigres52 User ID: 5098817 70135
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2011

"Aside from adding Carrots and Celery, stuck straight to the recipe! Sooo delicious! Whole family enjoyed it."

Edo123 User ID: 3028530 60144
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2011

"I use Campbells Cream of chicken & Herbs. Really makes a difference. So good."

jet7058 User ID: 1084768 50834
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2011

"So easy and good! I always add celery, carrots, onion and garlic, and last time I threw in some peas, too. I use the sour cream if I have it on hand, but we don't miss it when I don't have it."

agnes24 User ID: 4430156 19393
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2011

"I forgot to add that we preferred it with the low-fat cream of chicken soup after trying both. The regular soup version was too thick and rich. I normally do not prefer low-fat anything either."

agnes24 User ID: 4430156 51936
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2011

"This soup has become a family favorite and we have never added the sour cream. We just usually never have it on-hand. We use left-over rotisserie chicken that's been shredded and regular curly noodles. I think half the amount works good as they do swell up and absorb a lot of the liquid. One of these days we will try with egg noodles and sour cream but it is still delicious. My family calls it "the good soup". I will definitely keep this recipe."

yardroc User ID: 5468149 202943
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2011

"Excellent just the way it is. Other than adding carrots and celery, I followed the recipe and everyone loved it!"

Amy the Midwife User ID: 2816815 60019
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2010

"I enjoyed the soup, but 6 1/2 cups of uncooked egg noodles was WAY too much. 4 cups would have been plenty. I added fresh carrots, celery, onion and garlic. The veggies could have soaked up some of the broth, but I doubt it would have left me with that little."

celder User ID: 1079957 69795
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2010

"A family favorite!"

LaGrangegirl User ID: 5717150 19392
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2010

"This is absolutely the best chicken Noodle Soup EVER! A friend shared this recipe with me and I have in turn shared it with many more friends. It has become a staple at work whenever someone is in need of a meal. I've used chicken breast and also seasoned rotisserie chicken (which are the easiest), it is wonderful with either! The easy preparation and the economical cost make it even better."

charian User ID: 5210943 85280
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2010

"Soooooo easy and so good! I added carrot and celery. Next time I'll add sauted mushroom and onion. I also used a rotisserie chicken; this is a staple soup with lots of options! Yummy!"

melissarb999 User ID: 4609364 67092
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2010

"We just made this again and it is so good! We used a different kind of noodle and just put some sour cream in our own bowls instead of the pan. SOOO good!!"

lindseykay User ID: 3081913 69794
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2010

"This is a fantastic recipe! Its a comforting soup when I'm feeling under the weather or just anytime I want a delicious, hearty and easy to make meal. I HIGHLY recommend this soup just as it is!"

melissarb999 User ID: 4609364 23296
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2010

"Left out the sour cream and used macaroni noodles instead."

Heathahlee User ID: 1669505 48819
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2010

"We LOVE this soup! It is so fast and economical, we make it many times during the winter months."

juicyfruit007 User ID: 1404522 19390
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2009 Edited Feb. 19, 2014

"I have been making this for years, but usually with lite sour cream instead of the real thing. Well, last time I tried it with real sour cream, and it makes a BIG difference! Instead of just being good, now it is so delicious you can hardly stop eating it. Num num num."

Kristicf User ID: 3695977 51935
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2009

"This is a wonderful recipe! It is so quick and easy. I added carrots and it tasted wonderful!"

jean937 User ID: 3918258 31931
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2009

"this recipe is a classic. i make it often. Add fresh carrots and celery to stock or celery seed of you don't have celery and it gives it great flavor"

jenjen1177 User ID: 1012662 85278
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2009

"It really comes together as fast as stated! I used light/low-fat ingredients to make it a little healthier. Soooooo delicious!!! I am about to make it again. Will also take to friends! :)"

ericainiguez User ID: 3668822 85275
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2009

"I loved it! This recipe is fast easy and "deliciously creamy"! I added a celery and pepper and my husband devoured it."

jalexander User ID: 2038925 69791
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2008

"My whole family loved it It was quick & easy. I added a bag of frozen carrots, and used fat free chicken noodle soup. Will definitely make this one again and again!"

cherifriedl User ID: 750013 50833
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2008

"soup mag"

celder User ID: 1079957 24955
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2008 Edited Dec. 25, 2010

"This is a HUGE hit with my family. It definitely lives up to it's name!"

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