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Super easy homemade chicken noodle soup

2011 May 17
by Emily Hill

I was going to post this homemade chicken noodle soup recipe with the whole wheat French bread recipe I recently posted on Blogcritics Tastes, but I wasn’t sure if that was within the Blogcritics guidelines, and because I only browsed the guidelines, I thought it best to be safe rather than sorry, you know?

Even thought it’s May, Utah seems to think it’s still February, so last week at the last minute I pulled out this chicken noodle soup recipe from my much loved recipe binder. It takes about 20 to 30 minutes from start to finish and is super good. This time I had some leftover turkey breast on hand, so I diced that up instead of the chicken and it was a hit!

This soup would pair perfectly with the aforementioned whole wheat French bread recipe, and with the way our weather is going, we’ll be sipping soup mid June.

chicken noodle soup

Printable recipe for easy homemade chicken (or turkey) noodle soup below.

Easy Homemade Chicken (or Turkey) Noodle Soup
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A great way to use leftover chicken or turkey.
Recipe type: Soup
Serves: 4
  • 1 T butter
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 4 (14.5-oz) cans chicken broth
  • 1 (14.5-oz) can vegetable broth
  • 2 to 3 cooked chicken breasts, chopped (or 2 to 3 cups diced/chopped cooked turkey breast)
  • 2 to 3 cups egg noodles
  • 2 cups sliced carrots
  • ½ tsp dried basil
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. In a large pot over medium heat, melt butter. Cook onion and celery in butter until just tender, about 5 minutes.
  2. Pour in chicken and vegetable broths and stir in chicken (or turkey), noodles, carrots, basil, oregano, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes before serving.

P.S. This recipe is even easier and quicker if you don’t have celery or carrots on hand. Oh, and sometimes I use noodles other than egg noodles and nobody even cares.

P.P.S. I love using the Pacific Natural Foods organic free-range chicken broth. So much easier than cans!

P.P.P.S. Sometimes I add a dash of white pepper to kick it up a notch!

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  1. May 17, 2011

    Yum! I always love a good chicken noodle recipe.
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    Emily Reply:

    This one is great because it’s pretty quick and you could easily substitute leftover turkey for the chicken!


  2. May 17, 2011

    Nummy Nummy in my tummy!
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    Emily Reply:

    It was so nummy in my tummy! Next time you will have to come over so it can be nummy in yours too…


  3. May 17, 2011

    Looks delicious! My mom used to make chicken noodle soup and put several whole bay leaves in it. I’ve always been wary of chicken noodle soup ever since.
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    Emily Reply:

    I so don’t put whole bay leaves in mine! You can rest assured this soup is bay leaf-free. :)


  4. May 17, 2011

    How comforting:-)


    Emily Reply:

    It is, and we need comfort with snow falling in mid May!


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