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Easy Chicken Noodle Soup

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  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Servings 4
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If you thought homemade chicken noodle soup would take a lot of work to make, prepared to be totally impressed! It’s comforting, perfectly-seasoned and best yet…it’s on the table in just 25 minutes.
Updated Dec 15, 2023
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Is Chicken Noodle Soup Hard to Make?

This delicious, best chicken soup recipe is remarkably easy to make! Only 15 minutes of hands-on time needed to get it to the simmering stage (otherwise known as the let it be while you do something else stage). Just 10 minutes of simmering and you’re ready to dive in!

How Can I Serve Chicken Noodle Soup?

This versatile all-family favorite homemade chicken soup can be used in so many ways: for dinner, round out the meal by adding crusty bread or rolls and a nice crisp green salad. For lunch, pair it with a pb & j or grilled cheese sandwich. And when you’re under the weather, just some saltine crackers on the side can be comforting.


  • 1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 8 medium green onions, sliced (1/2 cup)
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped (1 cup)
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 2 cups uncooked egg noodles (4 oz)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley or 1 teaspoon parsley flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 dried bay leaf
  • 6 cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from two 32-oz cartons)
Make With
Progresso Broth


  • 1
    In 3-quart saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add garlic, onions and carrots; cook 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 2
    Stir in remaining ingredients. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover; simmer about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until carrots and noodles are tender. Remove bay leaf.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Pasta continues to absorb liquids as it sits, so if you make this recipe ahead, it will be less brothy. If you like, add additional chicken broth as you reheat it.
  • tip 2
    To ensure even cooking, cut vegetables so they are similar in size.
  • tip 3
    Most broth-based soups freeze well for up to 6 months. Pour soup into freezer containers, leaving 1/2 to 1 inch headspace because soups expand as they freeze.
  • tip 4
    Refrigerate soups in shallow containers so they cool rapidly. Once completely cooled, cover tightly. Most soups with vegetables or meat should be kept in the fridge for no more than 3 days.
  • tip 5
    No green onions? Replace with 1 small onion, chopped for soup.
  • tip 6
    Reheat broth-based soups over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until hot—or reheat in the microwave.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use another type of pasta for the egg noodles?

We love dried egg noodles for this easy chicken noodle soup recipe because they cook quickly and are so totally slurpable! You can, however, substitute other bite-size pastas such as rotini, penne or bow-ties for the egg noodles. You will have to increase the cook time to that recommended on the pasta package, in order for the pasta to be tender.

Is the broth supposed to thicken when cooked?

Broth-based soups are by nature very liquidy; unlike cream or bisque soups, which have a thicker base.

How much soup does this make?

You can expect to get about 8 cups of chicken noodle soup or 4 (2-cup) servings.


300 Calories, 12g Total Fat, 24g Protein, 24g Total Carbohydrate, 3g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories from Fat
Total Fat
Saturated Fat
Trans Fat
Total Carbohydrate
Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • If a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, surely chicken noodle soup is warm and wonderful in any language. A world-wide comfort food and widely touted cure-all, chicken soup is known in many languages: ajiaco in Columbia, hønsekødssuppe in Denmark, soto ayam in Indonesia, cappelletti in brood in Italy, sopas in the Philippines and rosól in Poland. If you’re intimidated by the prospect of making soup, don’t be! It’s easy to do and well worth the investment of time. If this chicken noodle soup recipe has you interested in trying more, check out Betty’s best chicken soup recipe collection.
  • We love how easy it is to have great-tasting soup in minutes, with this easy homemade chicken soup recipe! Looking for more quick-and-easy soups? Try our chicken and sweet potato or pan-roasted cauliflower soup next!
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