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This homemade Chicken Noodle Soup makes a large batch in just forty-five minutes. Fill a large mason jar to deliver to friends and family who need a bowl of homemade comfort.
It costs approximately $7.95 to make. It makes eight servings and costs around $0.99 per serving.
You’ll love this Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe from Scratch!
Do you have leftover chicken that you do not know what to do with? This chicken noodle soup is the perfect solution. It is a great option for using leftover chicken to make a second meal.
Making Chicken Noodle Soup from scratch provides a wholesome meal that is way better than the store-bought cans. It only costs a bit more to make it from scratch, and it is worth it as it tastes a lot better and does not have all the added preservatives.
You can make this recipe in forty-five minutes. You will be able to quickly enjoy a home-cooked meal or have something quick to deliver to a friend in need.
I love making this recipe for chicken noodle soup on a cold night, too. I’ve also been known to make it during the hottest month of summer. Basically, I look for any excuse to make this chicken noodle soup. It is just that good, plus it’s SUPER easy to make!
Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe from Scratch: Ingredients & Estimated Cost
- 2 Tablespoons butter – $0.90
- 2 cups chopped onions – $0.90
- 1 ½ cups peeled and chopped carrots – $0.60
- 1 ½ cups chopped celery – $0.75
- 3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour – $0.03
- ½ cup milk – $0.06
- 10 cups water – $0.00
- 8 chicken bouillon cubes – $0.24
- 2 teaspoons poultry seasoning – $0.38
- 6 ounces egg noodles (half a bag) – $1.15
- 3 cups shredded chicken – $2.94
The recipe cost is calculated by the amounts needed for the recipe. To find out more about how we price our recipes, check out Budget Recipes Explained. The pricing for this recipe was updated in November 2023.
How to Make Chicken Noodle Soup from Scratch:
- Sweat the veggies in butter on low heat, then add the flour, milk, and seasonings.
- Dissolve bouillon cubes in 1 cup of water.
- Add 9 cups of water and the bouillon water to the veggies.
- Add in the cooked chicken and noodles and let everything simmer together for 20 minutes or until the noodles are tender.
Best Homemade Chicken Soup Recipe Variations:
- Add in a few herbs, such as parsley or basil, to change up the flavor just a bit.
- You can really use any type of short noodles or pasta, whatever you have on hand; we just prefer the egg noodles for this recipe.
- You can make this meatless by leaving out the chicken and doubling the veggies.
Chicken Noodle Soup: Easy Ways to Involve the Kids
- Ages 2-3: Have them help you wash the carrots and celery before you chop them up. Work on those counting skills by helping your little one count out the cups of water to pour into the pot. You could even do the counting in Spanish for a fun twist!
- Ages 4-5: Let them measure out 1 cup of water and unwrap and add the bouillon cubes. Watch them be amazed as they dissolve!
- Ages 6-8: Work with them to chop the veggies. Remember to teach safe-cutting practices!
- Ages 9-11: Supervise them while they prepare the entire recipe. Remember to have them read it twice before beginning the recipe.
- Ages 12+: Let them prepare the entire recipe unsupervised while you do the happy dance in the corner!
What to Serve with Chicken Noodle Soup with Vegetables
- Bread is one of our favorite sides. This one-hour french bread and buttermilk drop biscuits are pretty easy to make and easy on the checking account.
How to Store Chicken Noodle Soup from Scratch
- Serve: You can keep the soup at room temperature for up to 90 minutes; after that it will need to be stored in the refrigerator.
- Store: Leftovers can be kept in the fridge for up to 5 days.
- Freeze: Because of the cooked noodles, this soup will not hold up well in the freezer. A workaround would be to prepare the recipe up until you add the noodles. Freeze the soup, and when you’re ready to serve it, cook it with the noodles.
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Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe from Scratch FAQs
Anytime I was sick as a kid, my mom (like I am sure every other mom out there!) gave me a bowl of chicken noodle soup. I would always feel better. I thought it was magic. Turns out chicken noodle soup has some real healing power. UPMC Health Beat breaks down all of the health benefits of the various ingredients. The article comes to the conclusion that this soup is full of nutrients, tastes great, and is, in fact, good for you.
We love to add poultry seasoning, salt, and pepper to our chicken noodle soup recipe. If you want a little sweeter taste, you can add a little parsley and basil.
You can add some parsley and basil to the soup to add a sweet flavor to the soup. You can also add salt and pepper to taste to adjust the overall flavor to your liking.
Yes, you will want to cook the chicken before adding it to the soup. This soup will not cook at a high enough temperature to cook the chicken thoroughly. We recommend using this Instant Pot Shredded Chicken recipe before making this soup.
We use bouillon cubes in our recipe, which is comparable to chicken broth. Using this allows the chicken and vegetables to be the stars of the show.
Best Homemade Chicken Soup
- large soup pot
- cutting board
- vegetable peeler
- chef knife
- Wooden spoon
- 2 Tablespoons butter
- 2 cups chopped onions
- 1 ½ cups peeled and chopped carrots
- 1 ½ cups chopped celery
- 3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
- ½ cup milk
- 10 cups water
- 8 chicken bouillon cubes
- 2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 6 ounces egg noodles half a bag
- 3 cups shredded chicken
- In a large soup pot over low heat, sweat the veggies in butter for 4 minutes.
- Add the flour, milk, and seasonings and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.
- Next, dissolve bouillon cubes in 1 cup of hot water.
- Add 9 cups of water and the bouillon water to the veggies. Increase the heat to medium-high and cook until the mixture comes to a low boil.
- Reduce the heat to low, and stir in the noodles and shredded chicken and let everything simmer together for 20 minutes, or until the noodles are tender.
- Serve and enjoy!