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homemade chicken noodle soup
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Chicken Noodle Soup from Scratch

This hearty Classic Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup uses chicken broth made from boiling a chicken, making it a naturally flavored and healthy broth. Add onions, garlic, carrots, celery, and egg noodles for a perfect nutrient-filled classic chicken noodle soup.
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time2 hrs 30 mins
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken noodle soup, winter soup
Servings: 16 cups
Calories: 205kcal
Author: Kristina

Ingredients

  • 1 whole chicken, insides removed
  • 5 chopped carrots
  • 6 chopped celery stalks
  • 8 cloves of garlic, diced
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 12 cups water
  • 8 chicken bouillon cubes
  • 12 ounces egg noodles

Instructions

  • Remove insides from chicken and put in a large stockpot. Fill with water to cover, bring to a boil, and cook for 45 minutes.
  • Remove chicken and let cool. Using a mesh strainer, strain the broth to remove chicken pieces and fat. Reserve broth. This should give you about 4 cups. Follow the steps below for making in the slow cooker or on the stove.

For the Crockpot

  • Add onions, garlic, carrots, celery, reserved broth, water, and bouillon cubes to the crock. Set on high for 6 hours.
  • Add noodles during the last 10 minutes. Remove from heat immediately to avoid overcooking noodles.
  • Shred the boiled chicken and add pieces to the soup.
  • Serve immediately, store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks, or in the freezer for up to 1 year.

For the Stove

  • Add onions, garlic, carrots, celery, reserved broth, water, and bouillon cubes to a large pot. Simmer for 90 minutes.
  • Add noodles during the last 10 minutes. Remove from heat immediately to avoid overcooking noodles.
  • Shred the boiled chicken and add pieces to soup.
  • Serve immediately, store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks, or in the freezer for up to 1 year.

Nutrition

Serving: 16oz | Calories: 205kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 841mg | Potassium: 266mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 3333IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg