Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup I’m so ready for Fall. I’m originally from the Midwest so this Texas summer lasting forever thing is starting to get old. Over the weekend I decided to turn up the air conditioning, put on some Barefoot Contessa, and whip together a pot of chicken noodle soup. Something about soup is so comforting. I love making soup because once you get past the chopping everything is pretty smooth sailing from there.

Chicken Noodle Soup is one of my all time favorites.  I’ve changed up this recipe multiple times over the years, but I think I’ve finally got it just right.  Everything isn’t measured out perfectly, because I rarely cook that way so hopefully it’s easy to follow!


3-4 carrots

3-4 celery sticks

1 big white or yellow onion

oregano, dill, thyme (about a teaspoon-tablespoon of each- I used dried)

salt & pepper to taste

2 garlic cloves

2 boxes of chicken stock

Essenhaus extra wide homestyle noodles ( I use these because my mom would use them growing up, but you can use whatever you prefer)

1 rotisserie chicken


Dice up onions and mince the garlic. Chop up the celery and carrots.

Sautee onion, celery, and carrots until onions start to become translucent. Toss in the garlic and cook for less than a minute so that the garlic doesn’t burn. Sprinkle in some oregano, dill and thyme and give everything a stir.

Add chicken stock and bring to a boil. Once your stock is boiling add your noodles and cook them according to the directions.

Cut your chicken up and add it to the soup.  Doing this last keeps the flavor in the chicken. I used to boil the chicken and the flavor wouldn’t be as good.

Season with salt and pepper as needed and enjoy!


  1. The Southern Thing on September 21, 2015 at 11:21 am

    Yum! I actually had plans to make chicken noodle soup for dinner tonight! I may have to tweak my recipe a bit and incorporate some of your ingredients. I like the idea of the noodles you mentioned.

    • leeannefoltz@gmail.com on September 21, 2015 at 11:29 am

      Yes, they are soo good! And adding a rotisserie chicken is key! That way you don’t have to cook chicken as well!

  2. Christina on September 21, 2015 at 11:52 am

    Yummy! I’ll have to try this… especially with the fall weather coming up soon (hopefully because I’m tired of this heat). Thanks for sharing!

    • leeannefoltz@gmail.com on September 21, 2015 at 11:52 am

      Me too! I’m staying inside and pretending it’s cold outside LOL

  3. Mary on September 21, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    Your soup looks amazing! I can’t wait until the weather here in Southern California cools down a bit so I can make your soup!

    • leeannefoltz@gmail.com on September 22, 2015 at 8:56 am

      Just blast the air conditioning and you can make it at anytime 😉

  4. Ashleigh on September 21, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    I’ve never tried to make homemade chicken soup but you made it look not too hard! It looks great! Thank you for sharing!

    • leeannefoltz@gmail.com on September 22, 2015 at 8:56 am

      It’s super simple, especially if you don’t have to cook the chicken!

  5. Mary on September 22, 2015 at 12:15 am

    I just created my very own chicken noodle soup recipe last year, it’s pretty simiular to your recipe. 🙂 I’m going to try those Essenhaus extra wide homestyle noodles, they look delicious and makes the soup rich and hearty.

    • leeannefoltz@gmail.com on September 22, 2015 at 8:57 am

      You can’t get too crazy with a chicken noodle soup recipe, so most recipes are pretty similar ha! Yes- you will love the noodles. They are so delicious!

  6. swell conditions on September 22, 2015 at 8:01 am

    That looks GOOD! it’s definitely chicken noodle soup season and you can’t go wrong with homemade – the best!! Thanks for your recipe.

  7. Maggie Unzueta on September 22, 2015 at 10:42 am

    Classic chick noodle soup. Who can resist? I can’t wait til it gets cold enough to make a big pot.

  8. kristen on September 22, 2015 at 11:09 am

    a good chicken soup recipe is SO good to have on hand!! Thanks for sharing this!

  9. Carol Cassara on September 22, 2015 at 11:22 am

    I love delicious chicken noodle soup and go through phases of making it all the time. Home-made is always better than store or restaurant!

  10. Lindsay AFM on September 22, 2015 at 11:23 am

    This sounds fantastic! We love chicken noodle soup!

  11. Alexandra (momsbagoftricks) on September 22, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    This looks delicious! I am all about homemade soup! Especially for fall! Thanks for sharing! Can’t wait to try it.

  12. Katie @thebrooksielife on September 22, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    WOW this looks so yummy!!! I can’t wait to start making soups and chilies with this cooler weather coming!

  13. Jen on September 22, 2015 at 6:08 pm

    This looks delicious! And funny – I got a facial today and she told me I need to eat lots of broth based soup because it helps with collagen. Who knew? Looks like I’ll need to try this!

    • leeannefoltz@gmail.com on September 23, 2015 at 9:05 am

      Interesting! Who knew??

  14. Jamie | The Kitchenarium on September 22, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    I can’t wait for soup weather! Those wide noodles are to die for!

  15. Sabrina @ All Things Genuine on September 22, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    I just made a crock pot chicken soup last week. Perfect for fall. Thank you for sharing another great recipe.


  16. amanda on September 23, 2015 at 10:04 am

    This looks delicious! Thank you for sharing. Perfect way to start fall.

  17. Kitty on September 24, 2015 at 9:29 am

    This looks delicious! I’m going to have to try this one out. 🙂 <3

  18. Genevieve on September 25, 2015 at 10:16 am

    This looks absolutely delicious. I hope it gets cool enough here in South Florida, so that I can actually attempt this recipe!

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