Bowl of a homemade chicken noodle soup recipe garnished with fresh dill.
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Best Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

There is nothing more comforting than a big bowl of a homemade chicken noodle soup from scratch! This easy chicken noodle soup has a flavourful dill infused broth with plenty of of chicken, veggies and egg noodles. It's seriously the best homemade chicken noodle soup and sure to be a favourite in your home as it is ours!
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken soup, leftover chicken, winter recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 396kcal
Author Dawn - Girl Heart Food

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion -roughly chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic -minced
  • 3 carrots -peeled & thinly sliced (about 1/4 inch thick), about 2 cups
  • 3 stalks celery -thinly sliced (about 1/4 inch thick), about 2 cups
  • 1.5 tsp salt -I used kosher
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 fresh (or dried) bay leaves
  • 1.5 - 2 Tbsp fresh dill -finely chopped, plus more for garnish (or about 1.5 tsp of dried)
  • 10 cups chicken broth -I used unsalted
  • 2 cups egg noodles
  • 4.5-5 cups cooked chicken (no skin or bones) -about one rotisserie chicken
  • 4-5 cups fresh baby spinach

Instructions

  • In a large pot on medium low heat, add olive oil. Cook onion until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook an additional minute.
  • To pot, add carrot and celery and cook 1-2 minutes, stirring to combine. Stir in salt, pepper and bay leaves.
  • Add dill and broth to pot. Bring to low simmer, cover and cook about 10 minutes or so until carrot and celery not quite tender, but almost.
  • Add egg noodles and chicken to pot and cook, covered, for an additional 10 minutes (the last two minutes add spinach and stir to combine). Serve immediately and garnish with extra dill (if desired). Remove and discard bay leaves. Enjoy!

Notes

  • If cooking the egg noodles separately, consider adding a little less broth to the pot of soup. When noodles are cooked in the actual soup, they absorb some of the broth, so if cooking separately, you can totally add less.
  • Unsalted chicken broth was used here, so if you use anything otherwise, like 'low sodium' or 'regular' you may want to consider reducing the added salt.
  • Not a fan of spinach, don't have on hand or rather use something else? You can omit or use kale or Swiss chard. If using those, you will want to cook just a tad longer as they are heartier.
  • Try freshly chopped parsley instead of dill, if you prefer.
  • Have leftover cooked turkey? Use that instead of the chicken.
  • See body of post above for more recipe tips.
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Nutrition (estimate only)

Calories: 396kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 714mg | Potassium: 884mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 7150IU | Vitamin C: 9.9mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 3.1mg
Nutrition Facts
Best Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 396 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 90mg30%
Sodium 714mg31%
Potassium 884mg25%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 36g72%
Vitamin A 7150IU143%
Vitamin C 9.9mg12%
Calcium 78mg8%
Iron 3.1mg17%
* Nutrition estimate only. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.