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Cold-Day Chicken Noodle Soup

Cold-Day Chicken Noodle Soup
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min. YIELD: 8 servings (3 quarts).


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 8 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups uncooked whole wheat egg noodles (about 4 ounces)
  • 3 cups coarsely chopped rotisserie chicken
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley


  • 1. In a 6-qt. stockpot, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add celery, carrots and onion; cook and stir 5-7 minutes or until tender.
  • 2. Add broth, basil and pepper; bring to a boil. Stir in noodles; cook 12-14 minutes or until al dente. Stir in chicken and parsley; heat through.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/2 cups: 195 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 639mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 21g protein. Diabetic exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 starch, 1/2 fat.


Average Rating:
  • barhoo01
    Dec 31, 1969

    Very good - needs a little extra broth. This is very favorable.

  • kat034
    Jan 8, 2018

    This soup is SO flavorful!! The entire family loved it . . . thanks for sharing!

  • cookiecooks
    Jan 4, 2018

    I've made this type of chicken soup recipe for years only without the basil and it's always delicious. Sometimes I use a small amount of thyme instead of parsley but the parsley brings a nice refreshing lightness to the soup; and I use fresh chicken to add nutrients as well as a touch of vegetable broth. Have it always when anyone or myself get a cold and it's so comforting!

  • Jeraljt
    Dec 31, 1969

    Lots of flavor. Used half chicken half vegetable broth. No celery so added broccoli. Baked my own chicken breast so I didn't need to leave my house. May need to add more broth. My family likes more broth. Will make again.

  • dschultz01
    Oct 23, 2017

    So good and so easy! It was exactly what we needed on this cold, rainy day!

  • BrendaC59
    Oct 20, 2017

    This soup is very good!

  • danielleylee
    Sep 13, 2017

    I made this recipe for a sick friend. It was super easy. Good starting point for a classic chicken noodle soup.

  • gina.kapfhamer
    Feb 9, 2017

    This recipe is a classic! Perfect choice for dinner, with a few good "shortcuts" for a busy day (thank you, rotisserie chicken, for all your flavor!). Pair it with some homemade bread and it is the ultimate in comfort food.

  • amsm
    Jan 5, 2017

    This is a quick and easy soup! Perfect for a cold winter day! My kids gobbled it up! I would make it again.

  • bonito15
    Sep 24, 2016

    Such an easy soup - made this quickly and it disappeared just as quickly - love this soup

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