This homestyle chicken noodle soup recipe is a classic comfort food that warms the soul. Here's a simple and delicious recipe for a homemade, chunky chicken noodle soup:
Chicken Noodle Soup Ingredients:
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, diced
2 carrots, peeled and sliced
2 celery stalks, sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
8 cups chicken broth (homemade or store-bought)
2 cups cooked chicken, shredded or diced (you can use rotisserie chicken for convenience)
2 cups uncooked egg noodles
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 bay leaf
Salt and pepper to taste
Chopped fresh parsley for garnish (optional)
Squeeze of fresh lemon juice (optional, for extra brightness)
How To Make Homestyle Chicken Noodle Soup
Dice Your Aromatics: Grab your favorite chef’s knife and dice the carrots, celery and onion into about half-inch to three-quarter-inch pieces. That will ensure they don’t cook down to a mush. Remember, a sharp knife is not only easier to use, it’s also safer.
Sauté Aromatics: In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add diced onion, sliced carrots, and celery. Sauté for about 5 minutes until the vegetables begin to soften.
Garlic & Broth Addition: Add minced garlic to the pot and cook for another minute until fragrant. Pour in the chicken broth and bring it to a gentle boil.
Simmer Soup: Once boiling, reduce the heat to low. Add the cooked chicken, dried thyme, bay leaf, salt, and pepper. Let the soup simmer, partially covered, for about 20 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
Cook Noodles: After simmering, increase the heat to bring the soup back to a gentle boil. Add the uncooked egg noodles and cook according to the package instructions until the noodles are tender but still slightly firm to the bite (usually around 8-10 minutes).
Final Touch: Once the noodles are cooked, taste the soup and adjust the seasoning with more salt and pepper if needed. If using, squeeze a bit of fresh lemon juice into the soup for a touch of brightness.
Serve & Enjoy: Ladle the warm and comforting chicken noodle soup into bowls. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley for a burst of color and extra flavor if desired.
This homemade Homestyle Chicken Noodle Soup recipe is pure comfort in a bowl—perfect for soothing a cold, a comforting meal on a chilly day, or simply a heartwarming meal to enjoy with loved ones. Like a savory chili, it’s some of the best comfort food imaginable. Enjoy the nourishing goodness and cozy vibes with each spoonful.