Warm & cozy homemade chicken noodle soup. This recipe used rotisserie chicken so it’s SUPER easy! I also added some nontraditional veggies but you can omit them if you like. SO good!
My poor husband is sick in bed at home today. While it’s no fun to be sick, what better way to get well sooner than a warm, cozy bowl of Chicken Noodle Soup?
It’s a good thing that I made some of this classic comfort soup recently and stashed the leftovers in the freezer, since I can’t stay home all day and take care of him. At least I’ll be able to be here all day in spirit through each bite of light, savory chicken broth filled with tender chicken, slurp-able noodles, and hearty vegetables. Nothing sates sickness quite like old fashioned Chicken Noodle Soup, and I’m hoping it’ll do the trick in our house today!
Chicken Noodle Soup
- 10 cups chicken broth [I used homemade, but if I wasn’t, I would recommend low-sodium.]
- 1 medium yellow onion, chopped [about 1 cup]
- 3 large stalks celery, chopped [about 1 1/2 cups]
- 6 medium carrots, scrubbed and chopped [about 2 1/2 cups]
- 1 large parsnip, peeled and chopped [about 3/4 cup]
- 4 small turnips, chopped; optional
- 2 small radishes, chopped; optional
- 2 large cloves garlic, minced
- 2 cups cooked, shredded chicken [I used a combination of white and dark meat, from my whole roasted chicken, but use whatever you prefer.]
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 bay leaf
- 6 ounces extra broad egg noodles, uncooked
- 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon dried dill
- 2 teaspoons dried basil
- crusty bread, for serving
In a large stockpot, combine chicken broth, onion, celery, carrots, parsnip, turnips, radishes, garlic, and chicken. Stir in pepper and the bay leaf, then cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes until the chicken is hot and the vegetables are tender. Then, discard the bay leaf and add the noodles, dill, and basil. Cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes, or until noodles are cooked. Taste and adjust seasonings as necessary, and serve with crusty bread.
Note: As you might be able to see in the photo, my noodles broke up pretty quickly after they were cooked. My only explanation for that was that I used no-yolk egg noodles, which have a slightly different texture than regular egg noodles… just keeping it in mind for you!