This Easy and Classic Chicken Noodle Soup is perfect for any time of year! A hearty and flavorful soup that the whole family will love!
Classic Chicken Soup
If you’re looking for the ultimate comfort food on a cold winter night or when you’re feeling under the weather, you have to try my Easy and Classic Chicken Noodle Soup! A homemade chicken soup that will remind you of your childhood.
This soup can be made in about 30 minutes, so it will be ready whenever you want to serve it. That said, if you have a little bit of time to let it simmer, do it. When you allow a soup to cook longer, the flavors tend to meld even further.
This is one of my favorite meals on busy weeknights in the winter because people can eat at their own pace. Make some crusty bread available and everyone can serve themselves as they have time to eat.
Made with simple ingredients that you can easily find at the grocery store, everyone will love this tasty soup.
- I like to use small noodles like ditalini pasta or small shells, but you can use your favorite kind of pasta. Use wide egg noodles for something larger or even alphabet pasta to make it fun.
- I recommend using unsalted or low-sodium chicken broth so that you don’t over-salt this great recipe, but do what works best for you.
- Want to make this a more hearty soup? Add a can of cannellini beans.
- Offer red pepper flakes for anyone who wants to add an extra kick to their soup.
How To Make Easy Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe:
Ditalini Chicken Soup Ingredients:
1 Tablespoon butter
1 small onion, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
2 celery stalks, finely diced
4 large carrots, peeled and sliced
4 chicken boneless, skinless breasts
4 cups unsalted chicken stock
2 cups cooked pasta, such as Ditalini
1 teaspoon dried tarragon
Salt and pepper to taste
Freshly chopped parsley (optional garnish)
Large dutch oven or large stockpot
Step 1: In a large dutch oven, over medium-high heat, melt the butter. Cook the onions until tender.
Step 2: While this is cooking, take out a cutting board and slice your chicken breasts into bite-size pieces.
Step 3: Add the cubed chicken to the dutch oven and season with kosher salt and black pepper to taste. Stir and cook the chicken pieces until they are no longer pink.
Step 4: While the chicken cooks, boil and cook your ditalini pasta to al dente in a separate pot.
Step 5: Reduce your stove to medium heat and add the garlic. Cook for 1-2 minutes, taking care not to burn the garlic by making sure to scrape the bottom of the pot and moving everything around.
Step 6: Add the carrots, celery, and golden chicken broth to the tender chicken breast pieces. Increase heat back up to medium-high and bring it to a boil.
Step 7: Cook until the vegetables are tender, which should be around 10 minutes. Season with tarragon and a little salt and pepper to taste.
Step 8: Add the cooked pasta to the soup pot just before serving your soup.
Step 9: Ladle soup into bowls, garnish with fresh herbs or fresh parsley, if desired, and enjoy!
How To Store leftover Ditalini Chicken Soup
Allow the soup to cool to room temperature. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. You can also place leftovers in a freezer-safe container and freeze for up to 3 months.
Can I Use Leftover Chicken For This Classic Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe?
Yes! You can use whatever chicken meat you have handy. If you have leftovers from a whole chicken or leftover rotisserie chicken, cut them into cubes or shredded chicken and then sauté them with the garlic.
Many traditional chicken soups are made with dark meat, so you can also use leftover boneless chicken thighs for this great recipe.
Can I Turn This Into A Slow Cooker Recipe?
This homemade chicken noodle soup recipe is a stovetop recipe, but it can also be adapted for a slow cooker.
If you want to try cooking the chicken noodle soup in your slow cooker, follow the recipe just as it is, but then let the soup simmer on low once it is all put together. Give it a few hours and then add the noodles right before serving.
Can I Use Homemade Chicken Broth For This Easy Recipe?
Yes! The goal of this homemade chicken noodle soup is that it be one of the easy recipes you can turn to on cold days or when someone has a sore throat. If you have homemade chicken stock or bone broth in the freezer, this is the time to use it.
The best chicken noodle soup is one with flavorful stock and various food textures, so feel free to use homemade stock if you have it. Otherwise, use your favorite chicken bouillon.
Are You Looking For Some Other Delicious Soup Recipes? Here Are Some Of My Favorites:
- Easy Egg Drop Soup
- Easy Slow Cooker Meatball Soup
- Crockpot Cheeseburger Soup with Bacon
- Mac and Cheese Soup
- Meatball Kale Soup With Couscous
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Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 160Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 58mgSodium: 102mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 19g
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
This calculation is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a doctor or dietitian. This calculator is a guide, but makes no guarantee of being exact or fully accurate.