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Chunky Chicken Noodle Soup

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.
  • Makes
    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


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

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  • meliss.beyer
    Jan 8, 2021

    This recipe used pretty basic ingredients, the only changes I made were substituting oregano for the marjoram and using (less) dried parsley instead of fresh because that is what I had on hand. I thought that this soup was easy for a classic comfort food.

  • mrscessna
    Nov 21, 2019

    Easy to make in my Ninja Foodi!

  • pajamaangel
    Nov 6, 2018

    This is a very good chicken noodle soup. I did make one major change this time. I had a package of Sweet Potato Fettucine Noodles in my refrigerator so I steamed those in their package and added them to the soup at the very end for a wonderful gluten free take on this homemade soup. I will continue to make this soup that way not only for health issues (celiac disease) but also for flavor. It was wonderful!

  • dschultz01
    Jun 28, 2016

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

  • Angel182009
    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
    Jan 16, 2016

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

  • JoanieK53
    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
    Aug 17, 2014

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

  • shanmsu
    May 2, 2014

    My family loved it!!!

  • knollbrookcook
    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.