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Old-Fashioned Chicken Noodle Soup

Photo: Sang An; Styling: Philippa Brathwaite

Hands-on time 51 mins
Total time 1 hr, 1 min

Serves 4 (serving size: about 1 1/2 cups)

Old-Fashioned Chicken Noodle Soup is classic American comfort food. Really, does it get any better? Flavorful stock, fresh-cooked chicken, traditional vegetables, and egg noodles lend starchy body to the broth of this favorite soup that’s ready in just over an hour. If you don’t have a Dutch oven, you can cook the dish in a large stockpot or soup pot. This recipe can be doubled easily so you can enjoy some now and freeze the leftovers for a quick meal on busy weeknights.


  • 8 cups Chicken Stock or fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 (4-ounce) skinless, bone-in chicken thighs
  • 1 (12-ounce) skinless, bone-in chicken breast half
  • 2 cups diagonally sliced carrot
  • 2 cups diagonally sliced celery
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 6 ounces uncooked medium egg noodles
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Celery leaves (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 423
  • fat 7.7 g
  • satfat 2.2 g
  • monofat 1.6 g
  • polyfat 1.4 g
  • protein 44.4 g
  • carbohydrate 42.2 g
  • fiber 4.8 g
  • cholesterol 171 mg
  • iron 3.3 mg
  • sodium 474 mg
  • calcium 98 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine the first 3 ingredients in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 20 minutes. Remove chicken from pan; let stand for 10 minutes. Remove chicken from bones; shred meat into bite-sized pieces. Discard bones.

  2. Add carrot, celery, and onion to pan; cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Add noodles, and simmer 6 minutes. Add chicken, salt, and black pepper; cook for 2 minutes or until noodles are done. Garnish with celery leaves, if desired.

Cook's Notes

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