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Chicken Noodle Soup

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


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Skim fat. Debone chicken and cut into chunks; return chicken and broth to pan. Add the noodles, celery and carrots; bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes or until noodles and vegetables are tender.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 132 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 922mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 12g protein.

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  • stephanie
    Feb 7, 2021

    No comment left

  • choney2
    Oct 22, 2017

    After reading the reviews, I was expecting to be totally impressed with this recipe. I was not. Its not bad, but I did expect more. Honestly, I was looking for something that comes close to Cracker Barrel's chicken noodle soup, which this does not. Its not a bad recipe but surely not a spectacular one. My hunt for the perfect chicken noodle soup recipe continues.

  • pajamaangel
    Jun 6, 2017

    This is delicious! I did have to substitute chicken breast for the fryer chicken so I cut down the cook time to 45 minutes. Even great the next day for lunch!

  • lmcouch62
    Jan 1, 2017

    Delicious! I've made many soups but this one is relatively easy and has such great flavor. Definitely a favorite.

  • Brucefan1
    Mar 15, 2016

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

  • susankay37
    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
    Jan 29, 2015

    all I can say is good good good

  • MOTCook
    Aug 22, 2014

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

  • JerriAlley
    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
    Dec 21, 2011

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