Classic Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

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The most delicious, comforting Classic Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe! Ready in 30 minutes and perfect for chilly or sick days!

Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken Noodle Soup

You all are wonderful human beings and I literally wish I could give each and every one of you a hug. Ok, obviously I CAN’T give of you a hug, but this Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe is the next best thing. It’s comforting, delicious, and can fill hungry tummies. Everyone loves this delicious classic dish and it’s ready in a cinch.

Main Ingredients Needed

This is a classic chicken noodle soup filled with all of those classic ingredients. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Olive Oil and Butter – these are both used to saute the vegetables which brings out a bunch of flavors. Butter is used for flavor and olive oil is added for its higher smoke point.
  • Onions, Carrots, and Celery – all evenly diced,  these are the main nutritious additions to this simple soup.
  • Chicken Stock – you can use homemade or store-bought chicken stock, basically use what you like best. 🙂
  • Salt, Pepper, Dried Tarragon, and a Bay Leaf – these are the seasonings that make all the difference for such a basic soup. Tarragon is my secret ingredient that makes my version extra tasty.
  • Cooked Chicken – use leftovers or rotisserie chicken to make this recipe quick!
  • Egg Noodles – twirly wide noodles that soak up the broth and help deliver all the goodness to your tastebuds.

How to Make Chicken Noodle Soup

As long as you are using already cooked chicken, this chicken noodle soup recipe can be made in 30 minutes or less! But even if you have to cook up some chicken while the veggies are sauteing you are still in the quick dinner category. For full details see the recipe card down below.

  1. In a large pot, saute onion, carrot, and celery in olive oil and butter. Cook until onion starts to soften.
  2. Stir in chicken stock and seasonings. Bring to boil and stir in chicken and noodles. Reduce the heat and cook until noodles are tender.
  3. Taste, adjust seasonings, remove bay leaf, and serve.
Chicken Noodle Soup

Freezing Instructions

If you plan on freezing Chicken Noodle Soup I have some tips and tricks up my sleeve for you. The BIG one is to not freeze your soup with the noodles. This is because the noodles will be soggy once thawed. So just freeze the soup, veggies, and chicken then add in freshly cooked noodles when ready to serve.

Freeze. Freeze in an airtight container with about two inches of room from the broth to the top of the lid (liquid expands when frozen so you’re going to need a little wiggle room in your container). Freeze for up to 3 months.

Serve. To serve simply defrost and reheat soup base then add freshly cooked noodles!

More Chicken Soups to Try!

So make a pot of this Chicken Noodle Soup and know that you are appreciated and loved from me and my family. xoxo!

Printable recipe card is below!

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5 from 9 votes

Classic Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

The most delicious, comforting Classic Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe! Ready in 30 minutes and perfect for chilly or sick days!
servings 6 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 large onion diced
  • 1 1/2 cups carrot diced
  • 1 1/2 cups celery diced
  • 10 cups chicken stock homemade or store bought...just use one you love
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon dried tarragon
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cups diced cooked chicken
  • 4 cups egg noodles such as no yolks


  • In a large pot, saute onion, carrot and celery in olive oil and butter over medium heat. Cook until onion starts to soften, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in chicken stock and seasonings. Bring to boil and stir in chicken and noodles. Reduce heat to simmer and cook until noodles are tender. Taste, adjust seasonings, remove bay leaf and serve.


Calories: 343kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 1132mg | Potassium: 698mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 5595IU | Vitamin C: 4.7mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 2.1mg
Course: Dinner, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken noodle soup

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20 Responses
  1. Vicki Barber

    Donna Brennan ( my next-door neighbor) suggested I send you a request for a suggestion. I want to try this soup yet definitely not a fan of tarragon. Would you give me a suggestion for another seasoning to try?

    Thanks for your help

  2. Cortney

    5 stars
    Such good flavor and so little ingredients! I thought the tarragon would be over powering when I first put it in but it’s perfect! And kid approved. Thank you, Lauren. Always love your Facebook feed too!

  3. Lisa

    5 stars
    Just discovered that my boys love chicken noodle soup and I don’t want them always eating from a can! This looks like something a busy mom can easily tackle! Thank you!

  4. Julie Klay

    5 stars
    I think this is my first time leaving a comment. Just want you to know that someone in Columbus, Ohio, loves you and your recipes! 🙂 Have a great day! 🙂

  5. Joy

    I usually make this in Filipino version. We call in SOPAS. Made with elbow macaroni, chicken broth, i throw in some hotdogs/ sausages. Some chopped cabbage and diced carrots. Sure warms up the soul =)

  6. Paula – bell’alimento

    5 stars
    Chicken noodle soup is of my favorite soups! It is perfect for the cold weather that we have been having! Thanks for the recipe!

  7. Hayley

    5 stars
    Lauren, we read and eat because you’re awesome! Your recipes don’t involve crazy ingredients or tons of steps–perfect for nights after work. You know what it means to feed a family of normal people, and we appreciate that! 🙂

  8. Natalie @ Paper & Birch

    I’ve been following your blog for a couple of years now Lauren and always look forward to your posts! I’ve made many of your recipes and will definitely be making this one this week. It’s perfect for this cold weather!

    Happy Monday! 😀

  9. Megan

    I have everything except the chicken stock and chicken. And tarragon. Otherwise I would totally make some soup today. Oh…and sweet pickles? The ONLY pickles to use in homemade chicken salad. Preferably my mommas. With some craisins thrown in. And maybe a few apples. I have made the no bake “granola” bars three times in a week for my 4 boys with peanut butter instead of butter like someone commented. We Love them!

  10. Karen

    Perfect timing on the soup. Yes, you are in my inbox and my kitchen!!! Thank you for your recipes and your blog. I love it. Thank you.

  11. Taylor @ FoodFaithFitness

    “I’m always amazed at how many people read my blog and use my recipes. It’s all very fascinating and yet still surprising to me” – I think this everyday as well!
    Love this classic chicken noodle soup,…perfect for these cold days!