Old-Fashioned Chicken Noodle Soup


This homemade chicken noodle soup recipe tastes just like the version your grandma used to make since it starts with classic (rather than store-bought) stock. Serve our Old-Fashioned Chicken Noodle Soup with a dinner roll or piece of baguette to soak up every last drop.

Old-Fashioned Chicken Noodle Soup
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 40 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs
10 1/2 cups


  • 1 3.5-4 pound chicken, cut up, or 2 1/2 pounds meaty chicken pieces

  • 8 cup water

  • ½ cup chopped onion (1 medium)

  • 2 teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 1 cup chopped carrot (2 medium)

  • 1 cup chopped celery (2 stalks)

  • 1 ½ cup dried egg noodles

  • 2 tablespoon snipped fresh parsley


  1. In a 6- to 8-quart Dutch oven combine chicken, water, onion, salt, pepper, and bay leaf. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, about 1-1/2 hours or until chicken is very tender.

  2. Remove chicken from broth. When cool enough to handle, remove meat from bones. Discard bones and skin. Cut meat into bite-size pieces; set aside. Discard bay leaf. Skim fat from broth.

  3. Bring broth to boiling. Stir in carrot and celery. Simmer, covered, about 5 minutes. Stir in noodles. Simmer, covered, 5 minutes more or until noodles are tender but still firm. Stir in chicken and parsley; heat through.

  4. Makes 8 servings (10 1/2 cups)

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

152 Calories
3g Fat
8g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 152
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 684mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 4.7mg 24%
Calcium 30.3mg 2%
Iron 1.3mg 7%
Potassium 331mg 7%
Folate, total 28.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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