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The Classic American Comfort Chicken Noodle Soup

The Classic American Comfort Chicken Noodle Soup

Anywhere a chicken moves on the earth, the cook follows it with the big soup pot. Chicken soup has become the gold standard of the America’s comfort food. Among the soup recipes, the Chicken Noodle Soup is healthy, tasty and delightful. It is a classic and healthy American comfort food that is consumed by the ones who are left cold by the ordinary chicken soups. The Chicken Noodle Soup is the purist’s ideal making use of the freshly cooked chicken, flavourful stock, egg noodles that lends a very starchy texture to the broth. Let us see how to prepare the Chicken Noodle Soup.

The Chicken Noodle Soup (4 servings- about 1 ½ cups)


  • Fat free chicken stock or the lower sodium broth of chicken: 8 cups
  • Chicken thigh bones: 4 ounces
  • Bone-in chicken breast: 12 ounces
  • Diagonally Sliced carrots: 2 cups
  • Diagonally sliced celery: 2 cups
  • Chopped onion: 1 cup
  • Egg noodles(medium cooked): 6 ounces
  • Kosher salt: ½ tsp
  • Black pepper: ½ tsp
  • Celery leaves

Method of preparation:

  • Combine the fat free chicken stock and chicken broth, chicken thigh bones and bone-in chicken breast in the Dutch oven and cook on a medium high heat. Bring the oven contents to boil. Now, reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove the chicken from the heat and let it rest for 10 minutes.
  • Separate the chicken from the bones and shred the meat into small pieces. Discard the bones.
  • Now add carrot, onion and celery to the pan containing hot oil. Simmer the mixture for at least 10 minutes.
  • Add noodles and simmer for another 6 minutes.
  • Add the chicken, black pepper and salt to the pan mixture. Cook the entire mixture for 2 minutes and till the time noodles are done.
  • Garnish the soup with celery leaves and serve hot.

Expert tips:

  • The healthy and nutritious soup can make you feel full in no time.
  • The soup is simply delicious and delectable.

Cooking tips:

  • You can sauté 1 tsp of grated garlic, finely chopped onion in the pan before adding carrots. This will enhance the flavour, aroma and the texture of the soup.
  • Instead of carrot, you can add sliced button mushrooms to the soup recipe.
  • You can add more varieties of veggies to the chicken noodle soup to make it more healthful.