Soups | October 12, 2011

{almost} Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

My mom makes chicken noodle soup the old-fashioned way. She takes a whole chicken and boils it allllll day long. I loved chicken noodle soup day growing up, still do! I love the smell, the comforting feeling, and the anticipation of knowing what is coming up for dinner.
Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup with crackers and salad


Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup in pot, ladle scooping some soup

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I’ve made the soup like my mom over the years many times, but typically, I don’t have the time or desire to do the whole chicken thing. Honestly, the next best thing is making the soup this way.

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup in bowl

1. Buy your favorite rotisserie chicken. (my favorite is Costco’s. Theirs just taste the best to me)

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup in bowl with crackers

2. In your soup broth place ALL (light and dark meat) AND the juices that are at the bottom of the plastic container. (all those delicious juices and spices) I honestly feel this makes a big difference.

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup in pot

This beautiful dutch oven is by Fiesta.  I love a nice study pot for hearty soups and stove top to oven meals.

3. Use homemade noodles found in the freezer section (try by the frozen breads) of your grocery store.

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup in bowl next to pot

Or you can make these Homemade Dumplings and I strongly urge you to make these Homemade Breadsticks to go with it.

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Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
{almost} Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins

Pair with homemade dumplings or breadsticks and you've got yourself some warm happy bellies!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken noodle soup
Calories: 395 kcal
Author: Desarae
  • 1 T EVOO
  • 1 onion- diced
  • 2 garlic minced
  • 1 whole rotisserie chicken
  • 6 cans of chicken broth I usually add like 4 and then 2 cans of water and bullion;
  • AND the drippings from the rotisserie chicken
  • 5 whole carrots- chopped
  • 5 celery- chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 package of frozen homemade noodles
  1. Take out frozen homemade noodles and allow to thaw as instructed on their own package.
  2. In a large stock pot add olive oil, onion and garlic. Cook until onion is translucent.
  3. take chicken of the bones and set aside
  4. Add in chicken broth and drippings
  5. Add in carrots, celery and bay leaf. Bring to a boil and then let simmer.
  6. Add Chicken.
  7. Bring back to a boil, and add noodles.
  8. Boil as long as noodle instructions suggest.
  9. Salt and pepper as needed.
Nutrition Facts
{almost} Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
Amount Per Serving (1 c)
Calories 395 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 402mg17%
Potassium 1692mg48%
Carbohydrates 59g20%
Fiber 14g58%
Sugar 23g26%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 51850IU1037%
Vitamin C 34.2mg41%
Calcium 217mg22%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Sounds pretty tasty. Never thought of using the juice left in the container. The noodles look like Reems also in the freezer section. I also put in tarragon a little dijon mustard and cream (optional) when I make homemade soup. I usually make Bisquick dumplings with a little tarragon and parsley. My mother in law used to make a dumpling like a loaf of bread, I think she put an egg in it. She would slice it and it came out light and fluffy. Just a thought.