Nothing says comfort quite like classic chicken noodle soup. It evokes all the memories of a cozy evening at home, enjoying a piping hot bowl of the good stuff. We're going to take a trip down memory lane and share our homemade version of chicken noodle soup. Plus, we'll offer some inventive and gourmet twists on the base recipe. We are "souper" excited to share this with you!
Our basic recipe takes less than an hour and builds incredible flavor in a short amount of time. It would be perfect for a weeknight dinner and a great way to use up excess vegetables from your crisper. Pro tip: this soup is even better leftover. Plus, it's also freezer friendly, so double the batch for an assist during extra hectic weeks.
Now that you have everything you need for our classic chicken noodle soup, let's get started on the actual steps to accomplish this dish.
Melt butter in large pot over medium heat. While that's warming, dice onion, chop carrots, and slice celery until there's one cup of each. Rough chop the parsley and set aside.
Add the cups of prepped celery, onion, and carrot to the warm pot, along with a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Sauté gently for about 8-10 minutes.
In same pot, add chicken bouillon cube, thyme, broth, and poultry seasoning. Bring to a boil by setting stovetop to high heat.
Once your base is boiling, add the heavy hitters of your dish, chicken, and noodles. Change heat to low setting and cook for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Ladle completed chicken noodle soup into bowl for serving. Sprinkle with fresh chopped parsley and salt and pepper. Serve with crusty bread or crispy crackers for dipping.
Now that you know the basic version of chicken noodle soup, it's time to step up your culinary game with our elevated twists. We'll start with some of the above ingredients in homemade form for a more gourmet approach.
This recipe will make more than enough for chicken noodle soup plus some leftover for other culinary adventures.
Add spices to mortar and pestle and grind until finely ground. Mix together thoroughly, then store in spice container in pantry for up to three months.
Homemade pasta is an incredible way to amp up chicken noodle soup. Our full step-by-step guide to homemade pasta will give you a thorough path to pasta success. Your friends and family will be blown away with this refined element of such a basic dish.
A good, flavorful base of from scratch stock can make all the difference with chicken noodle soup. Elevate yours with our simple recipe below.
Chop carrots, onions, and celery and set aside.
In Dutch oven, combine all ingredients, then slowly bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer for about four hours. Skim foam from top of stock as needed.
Remove from heat. Then, carefully strain stock into container for storage. Discard chicken, vegetables, and spices. Refrigerate overnight, then skim the congealed fat from the surface before using in cooking.
Now that we've shared some from scratch ways to update chicken noodle soup, it's time to delve into some other options to adjust our base recipe.