Did you know that there is a whole month dedicated to soup? I sure as heck didn’t! But since learning that this month is National Soup Month, I definitely wanted to commemorate it with a brand-new soup recipe. I really don’t have too many soup recipes on my blog so I felt like it was time to remedy that. The only other soup recipes I have are my Split Pea Soup and Darn Good Chili recipes which are incredible if I do say so myself. And now I’m adding this equally delicious Chicken Noodle Soup to the mix.
Chicken Noodle Soup is the kind of comfort food you crave on a cold, winter day. Or any time you’re suffering from some kind of sickness. It has the warmth to ease your shivering body or sore throat but it’s also packed with unbelievable flavor to satisfy your appetite. I originally planned on making a simple chicken soup, but I’m the kind of person who likes LOADED food. And I really love noodles. So, I felt it was only right to add classic egg noodles and a bunch of vegetables to the soup to make it a nice full meal.
My motto is simplicity as you all know, so this soup is made completely on the stove-top in one pot (other than the noodles which I cooked separately and added in later). I used whole chicken breasts and ready-made chicken broth to cut on time. The chicken breasts cook directly in the broth for about 30 minutes along with the vegetables and spices. Once the chicken’s cooked through, I temporarily removed it and used two forks to shred it all up. I then returned the shredded chicken to the pot, added the cooked noodles, and let simmer a few more minutes until everything was heated through evenly.
This chicken noodle soup recipe is definitely easy, but it’s also extremely customizable! I used carrots, celery, onions and peas for the main vegetables. I found these to be a nice combination but you can switch it up to your liking. Some other vegetable ideas that would go great in this chicken noodle soup include corn, green beans, potatoes, mushrooms or even broccoli. The more the merrier in my opinion! Read on for the full recipe and I hope it warms your body and soul. :)
Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe
My name is Renee McGinley and I'm a self-taught cook, constantly learning as I go. Please check out my About Me page for more on my recipe motto and cooking style.