Recipe By KayKay
Published Dec 20th
Prep 15m Cook 50m Additional - Ready In 65m
Servings 12 servings Calories 181

This was my father’s chicken “doodle” soup recipe. (Doodle was a nickname for one of his grands). He’s been gone for 21 years, but this recipe is just as good as it was in my childhood.

Recipe Ingredients

  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 12 cups water
  • 4 cups diced cooked chicken
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 3 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules
  • ½ teaspoon dried marjoram leaves
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ½ (10 ounce) package egg noodles
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Melt butter in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion and celery; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Add water, chicken, carrots, bouillon, marjoram, pepper and bay leaf and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until vegetables are tender, about 25 minutes. Remove bay leaf.
  2. 2 Stir in egg noodles and parsley, increase heat, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until noodles are tender, about 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 181
  • Carbohydrate 11.4 g
  • Cholesterol 55.3 mg
  • Fat 8.1 g
  • Fiber 1.1 g
  • Protein 15.1 g
  • Saturated Fat 3.6 g
  • Sodium 363 mg
  • Sugar 1.7 g


  1. This is excellent! I substituted chicken stock + bone broth for bouillon. It also needed a bit of salt. This is now my go to chicken soup recipe! So delicious and easy!
  2. Very Good! I used chicken stock rather than water for the only change from this recipe. Was great flavor, served with garlic, cheese biscuits. Made last week and hubby wants to know when we'll have it again. Soon!
  3. This is a keeper! I’ve made other versions but this is the best. The only change I made was to use 12 cups of chicken broth completely omitting the bouillon cubes. I didn’t have any marjoram on hand so I sprinkled poultry seasoning in it’s place. I added more carrots but left the onion and - Read more ...
  4. I made it the other night. I was delish and perfect for my mood. Great dish thank you!!

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