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Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

This homemade chicken noodle soup recipe made from scratch is so comforting and packed with chicken, vegetables, homemade broth, and noodles.
Course Main, Soup
Cuisine American
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 314kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 whole roasting chickens
  • 2 pounds peeled sliced carrots
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 1 bunch sliced celery
  • 2 small peeled small diced yellow onions
  • 3 finely minced cloves of garlic
  • 2 pounds egg noodles
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • sea salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Add the chickens to a very large pot and cover them with water so that it is 4 inches over the chicken.
  • Cook over medium heat for 60-80 minutes or until the chicken is cooked throughout and the thigh meat registers over 165° using a thermometer.
  • Remove the chickens and cool for 10 to 15 minutes before removing the skin and pulling the chicken meat away from the bones.
  • Further, chop or pull the chicken meat into bite-size pieces. See note on the amount of chicken to freeze. Set the cooked chicken for the soup aside.
  • While the chicken is cooking add 1 tablespoon of oil to a large rondeau or Dutch oven style pot over low heat and sweat the onions, celery, carrots, and garlic for 10-15 minutes or until slightly tender.
  • Add the cooked vegetables to the pot with the chicken broth and also add in the cooked pulled chicken as well. Cook for 10-15 minutes over low heat.
  • Finish the soup with the parsley, salt, and pepper.
  • In the meantime, add the noodles to a large pot of boiling salted water and cook until al dente, or slightly crunchy, according to the package cooking time directions.
  • Remove the noodles and completely cool in a colander under cold running water until the noodles are cold. Keep them in a plastic bag and toss with the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil so that they do not stick together.
  • Serve by adding a small amount of cooked, cooled noodles to a bowl along with the soup.

Notes

Chef Notes:
  • Make-Ahead: Soup will always taste better the next day as flavors will have the chance to infuse. You can make this soup up to 2 days ahead of time.
 
  • How to Reheat: Place your desired amount into a saucepot and cook over low heat until hot. Likewise, you can add your desired amount to a microwave-safe bowl and heat until hot.
 
  • How to Store: Cover and refrigerate for up to 5 days. This soup makes a lot so to freeze, cover and store in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw for 1 day in the fridge before reheating.
 
  • Cook, cool and keep the noodles separate so that they do not turn mushy in the soup over time. Simply add them to the bowl with the soup and serve.
 
  • Freeze up to 1/3 of the pulled chicken meat as all of it will not be needed.

Nutrition

Calories: 314kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 96mg | Potassium: 419mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 6431IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 2mg