Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup



1 Tablespoon butter

2 teaspoons olive oil

1/4 onion, finely chopped

1 large carrot (or 10 mini carrots), thinly sliced

1 rib celery, chopped

salt & pepper

2 garlic cloves, minced

2 chicken breasts, shredded or cubed

2 cartons chicken broth

8 oz frozen egg noodles


1. Melt butter and olive oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add onions, carrot, celery, salt & pepper, and saute for 8-10 minutes or until soft. If you feel like you need to add more oil, add a splash of chicken broth instead and cover the pot with a lid so veggies can steam.

2. Add in minced garlic and saute for 1 minute, stirring constantly.

3. Add chicken and chicken broth, turn the heat up to high and bring the soup to a boil. Add egg noodles and cook for 20-25 minutes, or until noodles are tender. Serve and enjoy!

*If pre-making, let cool then refrigerate. You may need to add in an additional can of chicken broth when re-heating as the egg noodles will have soaked up some broth.

This soup is like a big hug – it’s absolutely, positively one my most favorite things in the world 

lilhawking24 lilhawking24
22-25, F
1 Response Sep 20, 2011

While this does look very good, I would suggest using fresh made chicken stock, and not using stock from a box... the salt levels, even in the lower sodium varieties are still just too salty... and the fact they are boxed means preservatives have been used, chemicals, enhancers, etc... if most of your ingredients are fresh, why not use fresh stock as well?

As a child my mother and grandmother always done the homemade stock, and I never liked the taste.. I might take your advice and try it myself and see how my own twists can make it taste.. Thanks for the advice.

Often, its just a big pot, the whole chicken (minus the skin), mirepoix, some garlic cloves, a little kosher salt, black pepper and some fresh herbs. Its a fresh, light broth and from scratch! So much healthier for you! Or... you can roast up a pan of chicken bones with beef bones - light olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic, mirepoix and roast it. THEN, put them in your pot with fresh water... thats an even more intense flavor as well. If its done right, you will never go back to boxed garbage again!!! 8-)

Sounds simple enough..