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Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken noodle soup is a classic comfort food just right for cold winter days

I hope everyone had a lovely holiday and that you were able to enjoy it with loved ones. I sure enjoyed the relaxation and free time. After several days of sleeping in, the alarm going off yesterday morning at 5:55 was not the greatest feeling in the world. If you noticed, due to the celebrations this week, the blog took a short break this week – hope you didn’t miss me too much ;)

Today, I’m sharing with you a classic chicken noodle soup recipe. This recipe is actually Jason’s own creations. I felt it was appropriate to share this now because I know there are several people who are sick and friend’s children who are sick, etc. It’s basically going around and what better than to have a piping hot pot of this on the stove? It’s so comforting and it really does temporarily soothe whatever ailments you may have – at least for me it did.

I ended up getting really sick sometime in July or August. One of those. I had a horrible sore throat and felt like complete crud. The term getting run over by a truck suited me perfectly. As soon as we got home from work, Jason told me to take a load off and go take a nap. I woke up a couple hours later to the most amazing smell coming from the kitchen. He had cooked up a large pot of homemade chicken soup. Now, this might sound bias, but I swear it’s not, however, after my first initial sip, I deemed it the best chicken noodle soup I’ve ever had. Even through my stuffy nose, I was able to taste it. It was so on point. Campbell’s chicken noodle soup better watch out – Wampler’s chicken noodle soup is comin’ for ya ;)

Every time I get sick, Jason makes this for me. It’s really comforting and the fact that it’s made with love by someone you love just really says it all. Hope you all can get warm with this soup this winter, sick or not!


Chicken Noodle Soup
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Recipe type: Main Entree, Soup
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Serves: 4-6
 
Ingredients:
  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • ½ large onion, diced
  • 4 carrots, chopped
  • 4 stalks of celery, chopped
  • 5 boneless, skinless chicken tenderloins or 3 large boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed into 2" squares
  • ⅛ tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 2 cups water
  • ½ tsp. dried sage
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. ground pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 6 oz. egg noodles
Instructions:
  1. In a large stockpot, melt butter then sauté onion, carrots, and celery until soft and tender, about 5 minutes. Add the chicken in and sprinkle with Italian seasoning. Cook until chicken has mostly cooked through, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add in the chicken stock, water, dried sage, salt, and bay leaf. Bring to a boil then let simmer for 30-40 minutes.
  3. In the last 5 minutes of cooking, add in the egg noodles.
  4. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.
  5. Serve hot.
  6. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

 

32 COMMENTS

  1. 12/27/2012 at 7:41 am

    I could definitely go for a bowl of hot soup this morning! It looks and sounds delicious!

  2. 12/27/2012 at 8:45 am

    This looks and sounds r-e-a-l-l-y good….and it is definitely “Yesterfood”! ;) Good for Jason for taking such good care of you….you should re-name it Chicken Noodle Love Soup.

  3. 12/27/2012 at 9:01 am

    There is nothing better than a big bowl of chicken soup when you’re feeling under the weather…have you ever had Matzo Ball soup? A Jewish classic! My grandmom makes the best and it always makes me feel so much better whenever I’m sick (or actually, just whenever!) If you have any Jewish delis in your area, you should try it out!

  4. Mary Carol
    12/27/2012 at 9:24 am

    I’ve got 3 twenty-somethings home for their Christmas holiday that lasts 3 weeks and I am determined to have a big pot of soup, chili, etc on the stove each day for them, because it’s easy for me.
    Thanks for this recipe. I love chicken noodle soup, even when I’m not sick. It’s the ultimate comfort food.

  5. 12/27/2012 at 9:36 am

    YES. There is really nothing better than this. Nothing.

  6. Alison
    12/27/2012 at 10:27 am

    Is that bread in the background homemade too? It looks like a perfect complement to the soup!

    • 12/27/2012 at 10:43 am

      It’s not homemade but I have a homemade bread recipe coming soon to the blog that would be perfect with this soup! :)

  7. 12/27/2012 at 10:35 am

    I’m off to the mountains for 5 days, this soup would be awesome after a day of boarding! Looks tasty..

  8. 12/27/2012 at 10:41 am

    This is totally the type of soup i crave when i’m feeling under the weather. YUM!

  9. 12/27/2012 at 11:20 am

    Santa brought us some awesome gifts on Tuesday, but he also managed to bring us a bug–one which I haven’t caught yet (thankfully!) but which has its grip around my parents and sister. Eek! This soup looks like THE perfect solution to their gunky coughs. I love chicken noodle soup any time of year, actually, but there’s something so soul-warming and comforting about a bowl when you’re sick!

  10. 12/27/2012 at 11:25 am

    Good timing on this one. I’m currently propped up in bed, sipping my bone broth, hoping this sickness doesn’t last past today…

  11. jackie @ Domestic Fits
    12/27/2012 at 12:19 pm

    How sweet that he makes you soup! My husband isn’t much of a cooker, he’s more of a food buyer, reservation maker. This does look like perfect winter food, sick or not!

  12. 12/27/2012 at 12:31 pm

    I think you read my mind this morning!! I woke up sick on Christmas Eve morning :( I had some Campbells Chicken w/Rice soup last night and it just did not cut it — maybe I should email this recipe to my boyfriend and he’d take the hint ;P

  13. 12/27/2012 at 12:50 pm

    Oh this looks and sounds fab. Seriously, you have a keeper. My husbands idea of making chicken soup for me when I’m sick is popping open a can!

  14. 12/27/2012 at 1:35 pm

    Aw, Jason is such a great guy! This soup sounds perfectly delicious and just the thing for when you’re feeling under the weather.

  15. 12/27/2012 at 2:58 pm

    The ultimate comfort food/cold weather soup!

  16. 12/27/2012 at 3:27 pm

    What a great guy to make you this delicious soup! Chicken noodle is my absolute all time favorite soup to have all winter long!!!

  17. 12/27/2012 at 5:19 pm

    Ooooo I’m suitin’ UP for deez.

  18. 12/27/2012 at 9:09 pm

    There’s nothing like homemade chicken noodle soup, perfect for this cold & flu season!

  19. 12/27/2012 at 10:03 pm

    Jason totally gets a big Gold Star for creating this one!! Way to go J!

  20. 12/27/2012 at 11:12 pm

    I have two sick babies at this moment …eeek! :/ We need a bowl of this! Or the entire pot. :-D Looks so, so good!!

  21. 12/28/2012 at 1:56 pm

    chicken noodle soup is the ultimate answer to fight the cold or during a cold day. You are so lucky to have a fiance who makes the best soup out there :) so classic and probably his love is the secret ingredient to this warm pot.

  22. 12/28/2012 at 6:10 pm

    Awww that is seriously so sweet of Jason! His soup looks wonderful :) Shane and I are both nursing colds right now, I just might have to make a big pot of soup for us!

  23. 12/29/2012 at 5:12 pm

    He’s a keeper and this looks delicious!

  24. 12/30/2012 at 3:41 pm

    I didn’t have a chance to miss you lol ;) Soup!!! I need a bowl. I guess I should make some soup again one of these days huh?

  25. Michelle
    01/04/2013 at 2:37 pm

    One question, do you put in the non cooked egg noodles at the end? Or are they already cooked?

    • 01/04/2013 at 2:55 pm

      Yup, non-cooked. They take only a few minutes to cook so if you previously cooked them and then put them in, they’d be way too soggy. Put them in un-cooked :)

  26. 01/04/2013 at 8:40 pm

    Everybody needs a good chicken soup recipe AND a good chicken soup maker!

  27. Brandi Allison
    01/20/2013 at 11:19 pm

    I made this tonight for my family and it was amazing! But I tweeked it a bit because I was in a bit of a rush…I used 3 TBSP of butter because I added a few more of each vegetables, I used a package of baby carrots that I chopped up because I didn’t have time to peel the others, and I used 3 large cans of Swansons chicken because my kids couldn’t wait for me to cook raw. They are all sick with the flu again I believe so I had to improvise the fast way. I cooked it all the same but when it came to adding the chicken I added all the rest ingredients at once and simmered for 10 mins then added the noodles and simmered till they were done which was another 12-13 mins! Excellent flavor! My kids loved this! Even with the flu they still ate it! Thanks for adding this recipe on here!!! :)

    • 01/20/2013 at 11:33 pm

      I’m so glad you were able to make it with your own tweaks! I hope your kids feel better soon! :)

  28. Rachel
    02/26/2013 at 9:48 am

    This soup is awesome! I’m making it as we speak to take to my husband who is a Marine spending some time out in “the field” before his upcoming deployment to Afghanistan! Since it’s cold and raining I’m sure he and his Marines will enjoy it! Thank goodness it’s easy to double the recipe! Thank you so much for posting it!

  29. Kelly
    03/28/2013 at 4:43 pm

    My husband requested homemade chicken noodle soup for his birthday dinner (I made it for him once years ago and he said it was his favorite meal…real comfort food). I followed your recipe and it’s simmering as I type. My daughter (5) walked into the kitchen and said it smells delicious. Can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing!

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