Quick and Easy Chicken Noodle Soup

Are any American comfort foods more famous than chicken noodle soup? When you’re under the weather, having a bad day, or simply just craving it, chicken noodle soup always satisfies. This Quick and Easy Chicken Noodle Soup recipe cuts the prep and cook time so you can have this classic meal even when you don’t have a lot of time.

Quick and Easy Chicken Noodle Soup

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As I dive into trying this recipe for Quick and Easy Chicken Noodle Soup, I can’t help but appreciate the comfort and nostalgia associated with this classic American dish. Whether I’m feeling under the weather, having a bad day, or simply craving some warmth and nourishment, chicken noodle soup never fails to satisfy.


  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1/2 cup chopped onion

  • 1/2 cup chopped celery

  • 4 (14.5 ounce) cans chicken broth

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can vegetable broth

  • 1/2 pound chopped cooked chicken breast

  • 1 1/2 cups egg noodles

  • 1 cup sliced carrots

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a large pot over medium heat, melt butter. Cook onion and celery in butter until just tender, 5 minutes. Pour in chicken and vegetable broths and stir in chicken, noodles, carrots, basil, oregano, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes before serving.

To start, I gather all the necessary ingredients: chicken, noodles, vegetables, and herbs. I begin by cooking the chicken in a pot of boiling water until it’s tender and fully cooked. The aroma of the simmering chicken fills the kitchen, evoking a sense of comfort and anticipation.

Once the chicken is done, I remove it from the pot and set it aside to cool. In the same pot, I add the vegetables, such as carrots, celery, and onions, and let them simmer until they become tender. The vegetables infuse the broth with their flavors, adding depth and richness to the soup.

Next, I shred the cooked chicken into bite-sized pieces and add it back to the pot. I also add the noodles, allowing them to cook until they are tender and al dente. The combination of tender chicken, flavorful broth, and perfectly cooked noodles creates a comforting bowl of goodness.

As I take my first spoonful of this homemade chicken noodle soup, a wave of warmth and satisfaction washes over me. The familiar flavors of the chicken, vegetables, and aromatic herbs bring back memories of cozy evenings and comforting meals. It’s like a warm hug in a bowl, providing nourishment and comfort to both body and soul.

This Quick and Easy Chicken Noodle Soup recipe is a time-saving solution for those moments when I crave this beloved comfort food but don’t have much time to spare. It allows me to enjoy the wholesome goodness of chicken noodle soup without sacrificing flavor or quality.

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