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Easy Homemade Chicken Soup Recipe

homemade chicken soup recipe

This is an easy homemade chicken soup recipe like grandma use to make with lots of noodles and vegetables. We also have more homemade chicken noodle soup recipes and others at the bottom of this page. All of them are simple, satisfying, and delicious. And don't miss our suggestions at the end of each recipe for how to add a healthy, whole grain twist to all your homemade chicken soups.

Easy Homemade Chicken Soup Recipe

Ingredients (Serves 6)
Time: Less than 1 hour

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  • 3/4 cup celery, chopped


  • 3/4 cup white onion, finely chopped


  • 1 large can of your favorite chicken broth
    We recommend Swanson's Chicken Cooking Stock or Kitchen Basics Natural Chicken Stock.

  • Store bought rotisserie chicken, shredded to 3 cups (or to taste)


  • 1 bay leaf


  • 1 teaspoon thyme (optional)


  • 3 cups egg noodles


  • 1/2 of a small bag (10 oz) of frozen, mixed corn, carrots, peas, and green beans


  • Water for desired consistency


  • Directions

    In a medium stockpot, heat oil over medium heat. Add celery and onions, and saute until onions are translucent.

    Add chicken broth, shredded chicken, bay leaf, and thyme. Bring to a boil. Add the egg noodles and cook for 8 minutes.

    Add the mixed vegetables and enough water for your desired consistency. Return to a boil and cook just long enough that the vegetables are heated through but not mushy. Remove bay leaf and serve warm with one of our whole grain breads.

    Whole Grain Twist!

    To add health without compromising flavor, substitute the egg noodles with 1 1/2 cups Barley grain, Kamut grain, or Spelt grain. Or make your own whole grain noodles for this chicken soup recipe. To do this, visit our homemade whole wheat noodles page.






    best chicken stock for chicken soup recipe
    Swanson's Chicken Stock



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