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30-Minute Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

30-Minute Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

This great soup is perfect for a cold, wintry day. It is my favorite thing to eat when I'm not feeling well; it makes me feel so much better. —Lacy Waadt, Payson, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 4 cups water
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1-1/2 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 3/4 cup sliced celery
  • 3/4 cup sliced carrots
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon reduced-sodium chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups uncooked egg noodles


  • 1. In a Dutch oven, combine the first 10 ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Stir in noodles; cook 5-7 minutes longer or until noodles and vegetables are tender. Yield: 6 servings (2-1/4 quarts).

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups: 196 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 49mg cholesterol, 759mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 15g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

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joanabnett User ID: 8219221 269135
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2017

"Because I love cabbage, would not mind putting some shredded cabbage through it! Very yum."

rmbarr059 User ID: 4046105 260223
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2017

"Very good! Exceeded my expectations. I used a can of chicken because I just needed to throw together a super quick dinner. Didn't think it would be so tasty. Added some sriracha sauce to my bowl and it was so good!"

DuckyD User ID: 6546820 254359
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2016

"not good; too many noodles;"

suejjj User ID: 5304276 254194
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2016

"This is great! It is my go to recipe for when someone needs a big bowl of comfort soup fast! I use all low sodium chicken broth and sub a few pinches of thyme for the parsley. I sometimes use cream of mushroom soup (family preference) and usually cook the noodles separately so they don't get mushy for the next day leftovers. When I have the time, I let it simmer on low for longer."

[email protected] User ID: 6834913 243480
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2016

"This soup is so easy and great for leftover chicken!"

daddyspunkin_n_mommaspuddin User ID: 1404437 242885
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2016

"i liked it. My daughter loved it. It was really good, and I'll make it again, but I thought it lacked something spice-ways, but can't put my finger on what it needs."

pajamaangel User ID: 1603339 242423
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2016

"Fantastic! Made it exactly as stated just used a different pasta. I will definitely be making this again real soon. This time I am going to double the recipe and freeze the leftovers."

mamacitabaja User ID: 1426253 241703
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2016

"Made this tonight pretty much exactly as written. It was sooo good. Will make again for sure!"

KittieCatt User ID: 6154720 239071
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2015

"easy when you're in a hurry. I cooked my noodles separately, and used fresh Italian chopped parsley instead of dry. I used low sodium chicken broth, then seasoned it to our liking."

slhon eastcentralWI User ID: 240451 239061
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2015

"Our church makes this for our soup Suppers and it is delicious and fast. I've made it with Fiesta Nacho soup for a change of pace and it is also great."

I_Fortuna User ID: 8342880 237665
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2015

"Egg noodles are the way to go for soup unless you cook pasta noodles first, they become mushy and unpleasant. So, 5 stars for using them here. The picture does not look like a cream soup was made but who cares, it is good. : )"

melindat09 User ID: 5586988 232870
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2015

"Delicious! I make this soup using leftover chicken and freeze for a quick meal."

lgscookin User ID: 4941410 225059
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2015

"Super yummy, super easy, and super quick! I did add a little heavy whipping cream since i happened to have some on hand and it made deliciously creamier. I also added more chicken broth for the right consistency--personal preference. Definitely a soup keeper!"

bonitahymer User ID: 1172506 222923
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2015

"Made this today for my son's girlfriend who is sick. Turned out great. Will definitely save this recipe."

exiledlove User ID: 7090854 211544
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2014

"This is my favourite to make! I tried another recipe just now and it doesn't even compare!"

slohooker User ID: 908875 117517
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2014

"EZ, fast, delicious"

HEXA User ID: 7635575 171154
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2014

"Delicious and simple to make! I will definitely make this again!"

ruthrod User ID: 7651457 211543
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2014

"I think your new way to save receipes is really horrible."

jlutz User ID: 217730 190738
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2014

"Mama6Kellys - I know it's been a long time since you posted, but I thought I'd let you know this anyway. I use a smooth edge can opener, instead of using the lift top on the lid. It takes the entire top off the can, so you can use a rubber scraper without damaging it. You can get all the soup out of the can, too.

This recipe sounds so good! I can't wait to try it."

skoeller User ID: 4351582 109949
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2014

"Mama6Kellys - if you have a Bed Bath & Beyond store - pick up some of their clear rubbery spatulas - I also have a little skinny one that works well - they are the best and cans do not cut - I threw away my ones from a home party ( won't mention name) after I bought these. Can't wait to try this soup - will use broth or stock instead of water and if I double will add cream of celery soup."

helmsbusla User ID: 6077770 186550
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2014

"To add more flavor, I pre cooked the noodles in chicken broth instead of water, and then added them at the end. I never have good luck with adding the noodles uncooked at the beginning of the cooking process."

debluvscookin User ID: 4057729 128547
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2014

"Great recipe for a cold day! I'm always looking for delicious, quick recipes. I will use sodium-free broth and add more water."

Taxmaster User ID: 4155954 146222
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2014

"Just made this soup this weekend - one of the best chicken noodle soup recipes I've ever tried. I used the white meat from a rotisserie chicken and cooked up the bones to make broth for added flavor rather than using just water. I agree with others who have said there should be more liquid - will add an extra can of chicken broth next time."

Mama6Kellys User ID: 7076569 171404
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2014

"Family of 8 - 6 kids under 14 y/o & 2 adults - tripled recipe to allow for leftovers - snowstorm today so decided to try it - problem is, french oven (similar to dutch oven) filled before adding noodles - will have to separate some of non-liquid ingredients from pot before adding noodles to cook (thought of cooking separately in water but don't want to water down flavor by not cooking noodles in the soup). Does anyone know a better way to remove condensed soup from can? Every time spatulas get cut - big pet peeve of mine! Smells good - may add celery salt - haven't decided yet. Next time, would do prep work night before - this time only cooked chicken ahead - should have cut veggies and stored in bowls w/water in fridge overnight only leaving onion for same day chopping. Instead of Granules, crushed bouillon cubes we had on hand (prepped night before) - 1 cube = 1 teaspoon - put an extra cube in, so we used 4 tripling the recipe. Will update Review after sampling finished product. Curious if when doubling/tripling recipe using cream of broccoli, cream of celery and/or cream of mushroom w/cream of chicken might add flavor - also curious if anyone used stock instead of broth and how it turned out. 

Turned out very good - did end up adding 1 teaspoon Celery Salt (recipe tripled - for single batch 1/3 tsp. should do), which balanced out flavor nicely - next time I make it, may add poultry seasoning (Bell's) to chicken when cooking and mixing cream of broccoli, cream of chicken and cream of celery to see if those "tweaks" add flavor as well (kids and hubs not mushroom fans so cream of mushroom wouldn't work for us).  Great Recipe - thanks for sharing."

ane98 User ID: 7534908 120746
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2013

"First class soup for cold weather, specially when you have a cold."

2princesses2luv User ID: 4369472 186548
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2013

"This is so good & so easy to make. This will be a perfect recipe to make during the cold winter months."

meliss.beyer User ID: 7101887 211542
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2013

"Very good soup. I've never made a chicken soup with cream of chicken in it. It added a stronger flavor. I think next time I would add another can of chicken broth just for more liquid. I really enjoyed it, it was quick and easy. I would make it again."

kecolcord User ID: 1167741 211541
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2013

"It's simple and very delicious."

Miraoli User ID: 7368454 171389
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2013

"My husband and I love this, but without the celery. (Neither of us are a huge fan of it)

There's a coupon for $1 off of any HarvestLand Product here: (They have really good organic chicken. =] )"

mkaskela User ID: 6061564 103746
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2013

"Simple & delicious"

[email protected] User ID: 1289836 103744
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2013

"Nourishing, but flavorful. Even my toddler, who says he doesn't like soup, ate it!"

kjreich User ID: 3184822 188432
Reviewed May. 8, 2013

"quick and freezes well"

jlstilts User ID: 5653010 211540
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2013

"i was scared of this being bland but that was not the case at all. hubby loved it and said its definitly a 5 star.. thanks a bunch.. looks like this will be replacing my current chicken noodle soup recipe... yum! thanks for sharing.."

haileyscomet507 User ID: 5327698 211539
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2012

"We have already made this several times! The leftovers always end up as my husband's lunch the next day. I don't put celery in it since my kids don't eat celery and it is still amazingly amazing! I recently shared this with my mom who loved this and suggested I make it for our family Halloween. So I've double it. I cooked the meat and carrots in water in the dutch oven, then transported it over to the crock pot and added everything esle. So far so good and can't wait to hear what everyone else thinks!"

mjflowers User ID: 5877763 117516
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2012

"This is such a great recipe! I have made it twice and my family loves it! I saute half breasts of chicken in 2 cups water water, then used 3 cans chicken broth and then 1 cup of the chicken water. Then I cut up chicken and let it finish simmering in the soup base. Super easy and delicious!"

LouiseMuise User ID: 6567379 171153
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2012

"quick easy full of flavor;would use sodium reduced soups to cut back on salt,other than that it was great!"

rinad8244 User ID: 1287473 188431
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2012

"This is the best chicken noodle soup EVER! Love everything about it. It's so easy and fast!"

tanya2378 User ID: 5653900 186546
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2011

"I agree with other time I will double the liquid. After the soup sat overnight there was almost no liquid left, otherwise very healthy soup!"

Alida_CA User ID: 54366 117515
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2011

"Had some left over roast chicken and made this soup last night. Excellent and so easy. Since I am on a reduced sodium diet, used low sodium broth and healthy request condensed soup. Will be making this soup often."

busynursemom User ID: 6181751 103743
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2011

"quick and easy recipe. Had great flavor. My family loved it!"

tanya2378 User ID: 5653900 189602
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2011

"Love this chicken soup...The only change I will make next time is to double the liquids. After my soup sat overnight the noodles really soaked up the juice."

jaystar28 User ID: 6161744 171388
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2011

"WOW! what a tasty soup. I did everything as indicated and it came out fantastic. I don't usually cook. I really don't like it much. But making this soup has boosted my cooking confidence. I will make it again and again. I recommend everyone to give it a try. :-)"

laurelln User ID: 2872172 175476
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2011

"My family loves this soup. We prefer thin noodles. My son makes it all the time for the guys he shares a house with a college."

msdaisey User ID: 1222542 109947
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2011

"I love the ease of this soup.good recipe"

kjmcook User ID: 3362873 117514
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2011

"i made this soup on a blustry winter weekend.

my family are picky eaters and they loved it.
will make again for sure"

fink_13 User ID: 5665978 175472
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2010

"Great recipe! I had people over on a blustery day and doubled this recipe it was a HIT! Everyone thought I slaved over it but it was so easy and delicious!!! YUM!!!"

laurelln User ID: 2872172 106816
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2010

"I have made this recipe several times for my family as well as company. It is easy to make and delicious."

leticiag27 User ID: 5597411 175467
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2010

"awesum soup!! i work as dietary aid at an assistant living home and i made this soup and they love it!!!"

Beckiy User ID: 5562625 103741
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2010

"I made this for a friend with cancer and fell in love with it myself! It is so easy to make and absolutely the BEST I have ever made!"

[email protected] User ID: 590455 186543
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2010

"Haven't made it yet but I intend to. Looks and sounds a lot like my Mom's home made soup."

oceans5 User ID: 3622832 128546
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2010

"This was very easy and tasty. I used all broth instead of the water and added more pepper. Perfect for an easy meal."

daisy2010 User ID: 4104415 189601
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2010

"Looks so good and easy. I will make it very soon..even though it is summer. Love soup."

sassyann39 User ID: 2140492 171075
Reviewed Apr. 29, 2010

"Was so fast and easy, would make again. Sub broth for bullion and used lowfat cream soup. Didn't want all the salt those two products contain. Since I am alone I didn't add the noodles except to what I was eating that night. That way it makes the next bowl as fresh and good as that first. Will make again."

hollyespen User ID: 4962992 186542
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2010

"I followed the recipe but used a can of white chunk chicken. Tastes great, my 2yr old and 1yr old girls loved it! So easy and yummy."

salty1 User ID: 2260838 128544
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2010

"We've had a cold Texas winter this year and this soup was just the thing to chase away the chills. I took 2 chicken breasts straight out of the freezer, and thawed and partially cooked them in the microwave. Then I cut up the meat and the meat finished cooking in the soup. I also used 1 quart box of chicken broth plus 1 can of broth and omitted the water and the bouillon. The cream of chicken soup was the perfect addition to make the broth slightly creamy."

my2byz User ID: 4933295 109946
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2010

"I have made this recipe for guest many times and they all rave about it. My 9 & 11 yr old boys like making it and eating it!!"

MsRatajczak User ID: 4916599 109940
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2010

"This was such a quick, easy soup and tasted so good the day we all were sick with colds! I used all broth instead of water/bouillon. Definitely will make again."

MamaPoo User ID: 3177342 211538
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2010

"While searching for a quick and delicious chicken noodle soup recipe I found this one. It was easy to prepare and very flavorful. It is a definite "keeper"."

boop1936 User ID: 1636792 211537
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2010

"I cannot make this soup because of the condensed cream of chicken soup. When one is on a low sodium diet canned soups are a no-no. Lots of sodium."

angcook User ID: 1200917 103737
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2010

"My "new" favorite chicken Noodle soup. So so easy and very very good! The only things I did different were to add a little salt and used all water/bouillon. Try it you'll like it!"

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