Prep 30m Cook 45m Additional - Ready In 1h 15m
Servings 8 servings Calories 335

Don’t have time to make a homemade version of chicken noodle soup? Try this one and you won’t regret it!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 (3 1/2) pound chicken, cut into 8 pieces
  • 4 (16 ounce) cans low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 carrots, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 1 (8 ounce) package dried egg noodles
  • ½ cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Combine chicken and chicken broth in a large, heavy pot over medium-high heat; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover partially, and simmer until chicken is no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, about 20 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Remove chicken with tongs and transfer to a large bowl. Allow chicken and broth to cool slightly.
  2. 2 Remove skin and bones from cooled chicken and discard. Cut chicken meat into bite-sized pieces. Skim fat off the top of the cooled broth and discard.
  3. 3 Return chicken broth to a simmer. Add carrots, celery, and onion to the broth and simmer until vegetables soften, about 8 minutes. Stir in chicken, egg noodles, parsley, and lemon juice and simmer until noodles are tender, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 335
  • Carbohydrate 24 g
  • Cholesterol 81.1 mg
  • Fat 14.6 g
  • Fiber 1.9 g
  • Protein 25.7 g
  • Saturated Fat 4.2 g
  • Sodium 203.2 mg
  • Sugar 2.8 g

Chef's Notes

To make 1 day ahead, prepare through step 2 and cover chicken meat and broth separately and refrigerate. Bring broth to boil before continuing.


  1. I made my own chicken broth using the carcass and leftover pieces of a whole chicken that we had roasted for dinner a couple of nights ago (homemade is SO much better than canned, IMO)! Other than that, I followed the recipe. This is simple and delicious. True comfort food while we are hunkering down - Read more ...
  2. This is a simple soup and doesn't take long to make. My husband liked it and had 2 bowls. I think it needs some seasoning. If I make the soup again, I would add a tsp. garlic powder, a tsp. of onion powder, and 1/2 tsp. of thyme.
  3. It came out amazing