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Quick and Easy Chicken Noodle Soup

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Quick and easy chicken noodle soup recipe. Homemade chicken soup with egg noodles that’s simple to do and so delicious!

Do you still find yourself making one yummy recipe that you remember from childhood? That’s exactly what this soup is for our family.

A bowl Chicken Noodle soup

Just like the sour cream coffee cake recipe that I shared, this one comes from my husband’s family.

My mother-in-law used to make this for my husband and his brother when they were kids.

They weren’t crazy about vegetables, like most kids, so my MIL had the brilliant idea to mash them up before cooking the soup. All the nutrition without them ever knowing that it was good for them.

Way back then she used a food grinder but these days we use a blender. You could even use an immersion blender.

Same results…just a different technique.

The great thing about this recipe is that you don’t have to spend 20 minutes chopping veggies. 

blender filled with celery and onion

Just pop the onion, celery and carrots into the blender and purée them with vegetable broth. 

pouring broth into blender with celery and onion in it

So easy.

In just a few minutes, you have a healthy broth ready for the pot.

blender with chicken stock and pureed vegetables

After you pour the broth into a soup pot, you just need to add parsley, thyme, bay leaves, olive oil, butter and salt and pepper.

spices and butter sitting on top of chicken broth in pot

Let simmer for about 20 minutes and then add your 3 chicken breasts. 

Cook you chicken breasts in your homemade broth for about 20 minutes.

Remove chicken, shred into pieces and return to soup. Simmer for an additional 15 minutes. 

2 forks and shredded chicken breast on a plate

We are serious about our pasta in our house so we have gotten into the habit of cooking it separately, while the soup simmers.

No soggy noodles for us!

Just make sure you cook the egg noodles just until they’re al dente.

They’ll cook a little more once you mix them with your soup. 

ladling chicken noodle soup into a bowl of noodles

That’s it!

Quick and easy homemade chicken noodle soup that even the pickiest eaters will love. It’s definitely become one of our family’s go-to easy meals. 

A bowl Chicken Noodle soup
A bowl Chicken Noodle soup
Yield: 8 servings

Quick and Easy Chicken Noodle Soup

A bowl Chicken Noodle soup

Try this quick and easy chicken noodle soup recipe that the whole family will love. Just a few ingredients to make this delicious homemade favorite.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 1 large yellow onion
  • 3 celery ribs
  • 2 medium carrots (or 10 baby carrots)
  • 2 qts. organic chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 2 bay leaves
  • pinch of rosemary
  • 1 tsp. parsley
  • pinch of thyme
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 1 bag egg noodles


  1. In a blender, puree the onion, celery and carrots in 1 quart of chicken or vegetable broth.
  2. Add to stock pot.
  3. Add olive oil, butter, bay leaves, rosemary, parsley, thyme, salt & pepper.
  4. Add 2nd quart of chicken/vegetable broth to pot.
  5. Bring to a boil then simmer over medium heat for 15-20 minutes.
  6. Add 3 chicken breasts while soup is simmering.
  7. Cook on medium until chicken is cooked through (usually 20 minutes).
  8. After chicken is cooked through, remove each breast and shred into small pieces.
  9. Add shredded chicken back into simmering broth.
  10. Simmer an additional 10 minutes.
  11. In a separate pot cook noodles while chicken is simmering. Noodles should be al dente as they will cook some more after they are added to soup.
  12. Put noodles in a bowl and add soup/broth.
  13. Enjoy!


** To prevent soggy noodles, we prefer to cook our egg noodles in a separate pot and then add them into each bowl before we add the soup.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 bowl

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 167Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 280mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 15g

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