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Homey Chicken Noodle Soup

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 50 min.


6 servings (about 2-1/2 quarts)

Chicken noodle soup brings back memories of childhood. This revamped version with a healthy twist is a favorite at my house, especially after we've been working outside on a cool day. It takes the chill off.—Cynthia LaFourcade, Salmon, Idaho
Homey Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 3/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh mushrooms
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cartons (32 ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 package (12 ounces) frozen home-style egg noodles
  • 4 cups chopped fresh kale
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken


  1. In a Dutch oven, heat butter over medium heat. Add onion, celery, carrots and mushrooms; cook and stir 8-10 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  2. Stir in flour, basil and salt until blended; gradually stir in broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 10 minutes.
  3. Return to a boil; add noodles. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 15 minutes. Stir in kale and chicken; cook, covered, 6-8 minutes longer or until kale and noodles are tender.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled soup in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little broth if necessary.

Nutrition Facts

1-3/4 cups: 381 calories, 13g fat (6g saturated fat), 128mg cholesterol, 1104mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 24g protein.

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  • maball
    Mar 25, 2020

    Really great. I added more broth, however, as it was not liquidy enough.... really good.

  • 21greenwave
    Feb 10, 2020

    Great recipe, very easy to make. I used mini bow tie pasta noodles. Will make again.

  • Marcia63
    Dec 30, 2019

    THE BEST Chicken noodle soup recipe ever!! Very easy and delicious!!

  • oreo95
    Apr 8, 2017

    Absolutely loved it! So simple and quick to make. Could not stop eating it! Only changes I made was I used fresh spinach instead of kale because that it what I had & I used a bag of penn dutch egg noodles. Noodles cooked completely. Sooo delicious! Thank you Cynthia

  • schamberlain
    Mar 13, 2016

    This is a really good soup but we didn't care for the frozen noodles, too thick and kinda gummy. Will make again with different noodles. Yum

  • d2kcb01
    Jan 10, 2016

    Loved it. I didn't get the noodles soft enough and it was still good.

  • redcar2
    Nov 19, 2015

    Excellent made it,ate it and shared it.

  • rosie812
    Nov 25, 2014

    This soup was fantastic. Made for some deer hunters and they really ate it all up.