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Easy Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe From Scratch

Easy Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe From Scratch

This simple recipe for delicious and comforting Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup recipe is perfect for the cold & flu season. Full of classic flavors, this savory soup will be a welcome site on the dinner table during the cold weather months.

Do you love the smell of a chicken noodle soup simmering on your stove? It’s one of those smells that makes your heart and stomach happy. This easy chicken noodle soup recipe is from scratch – no canned ingredients here! It starts with a whole roasting chicken and some vegetables like carrots and onion. Add in fresh herbs like dill and parsley too!

Once everything has simmered together for hours until tender and delicious, you can serve yourself up some comfort food at its best! This great recipe for homemade soup is perfect for warming up on chilly nights.

Even though Fall is our favorite time of the year, it also brings cold and flu season along with it. You’ll want to stay warm and cozy while also fighting the common cold or flu with some homemade chicken noodle soup from scratch.

This classic chicken noodle soup recipe is easy-to-follow and will help you feel better in just a few hours! 

It’s a great way to spend time together as a family while making sure everyone stays healthy during the winter months. Make a big batch so it is ready for sick days.

A picture of a bowl of traditional chicken soup served in a bowl over wooden background

Health Benefits of Chicken Soup

Chicken soup really is good for the soul. It’s not just an old wives’ tale, chicken soup really can do wonders when you’re sick! 

Chicken Soup has been used to cure common colds since ancient times because of its high fluid content which helps hydrate your body during sickness while also relieving nasal congestion due to anti-inflammatory properties present in vegetables like onions and garlic.

Bone broth is thought to have healing qualities due to the gelatin and collagen it contains.

How to Make the Best Chicken Noodle Soup recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 Whole Chicken
  • 3 quarts of water
  • 6 carrots , (peeled & chopped)
  • 4 Celery, (chopped, leaves too)
  • 3 onions , (peeled & chopped)
  • 6 black peppercorns
  • 1 clove garlic
  • fresh parsley
  • fresh dill
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • salt & black pepper to taste
  • 3 cups egg noodles

The secret to really good homemade chicken noodle soup? Homemade chicken stock.

To make the stock:

First, rinse the raw chicken in cold water and blot it dry with paper towels. You should use a whole bird or cut-up chicken pieces of both light and dark meat for your homemade stock making purposes because this is where all the flavor lies!

In a large soup pot, cook chicken & cold water over medium-high heat. Add bay leaf, peppercorns, garlic, parsley. Add fresh vegetables like big chunks of celery, onions and carrots. Making homemade broth can be a great way to get rid of excess vegetables in your fridge.

Metal stock pot with soup ingredients for chicken soup

Add extra cups of water to cover the chicken. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer.

Cover and cook for 1 1/2 hours or until the chicken is falling off of the bone. The key here is patience; the extra time spent boiling away until liquid reduces down will take several hours which means little hands-on work.

Put a strainer on top of another pot. Then pour the stock pot into the strainer so that the delicious broth is caught in the other pot and the chicken and vegetables in the strainer. 

chicken stock

Once it is cool enough to handle, remove skin and bones from the chicken and cut the meat into small pieces.

In the large pot with the reserved homemade chicken broth in it, add chicken, onion, carrots, celery, parsley, salt & pepper to taste.

Simmer until the vegetables are tender, about 1 hour. Add egg noodles and cook an additional 10 minutes or until noodles are al dente. Don’t overcook your noodles.

What to Serve with a Bowl of Chicken Noodle soup

How long does chicken soup last in the fridge?

Chicken soup can last for up to 5 days in the fridge in an airtight container.
Cool your soup completely and store covered in the fridge.

How do you freeze chicken noodle soup?

Cool your soup and store in a freezer safe container. Freeze small portions in freezer bags or containers to have them ready whenever your family needs some comfort food.You can freeze your soup for 3-4 months. 

A picture of a bowl of traditional chicken soup served in a bowl over wooden background

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 20 minutes
This simple recipe for delicious and comforting Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup recipe is perfect for the cold & flu season. Full of classic flavors, this savory soup will be a welcome site on the dinner table during the cold weather months.

Ingredients

  • 1 Oven Roaster Chicken
  • 3 qts Chicken Broth
  • 6 carrots , (peeled & chopped)
  • 4 Celery, (chopped, leaves too)
  • 3 onions , (peeled & chopped)
  • 6 black peppercorns
  • 1 clove garlic
  • fresh parsley
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 3 cups egg noodles

Instructions

To make the stock: In a large stockpot, cook chicken & chicken broth over medium heat. Add bay leaf, peppercorns, garlic, parsley. I also add big chunks of celery, onions and carrots.

Add extra water to cover the chicken. I like to add big spoonfuls of chicken bouillon for added flavor. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Cover and cook for 1 1/2 hours or until the chicken is falling off of the bone.

I put a strainer on top of another pot. Then pour the stock pot into the strainer so that the broth is caught in the other pot and the chicken and vegetables in the strainer. 

Once it is cool enough to handle, remove skin and bones from the chicken and cut the meat into pieces.

To make the chicken noodle soup: In the large pot with the reserved broth in it, add chicken, onion, carrots, celery, parsley, salt & pepper to taste. Simmer until the vegetables are tender, about 1 hour. Add egg noodles and cook an additional 10 minutes or until noodles are tender.

Notes

Chicken soup can last for up to 5 days in the fridge in an airtight container.

Cool your soup completely and store covered in the fridge.

In the freezer: Cool your soup and store in a freezer safe container. Freeze small portions in freezer bags or containers to have them ready whenever your family needs some comfort food.You can freeze your soup for 3-4 months. 

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