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Classic Chicken Noodle Soup

Classic Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 516.19 kcal


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 chicken thighs bone in or boneless
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 3 cloves chopped garlic
  • 8 cups chicken broth or stock
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 2 cups chopped celery
  • 3 bay leaves
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • Italian parsley for topping
  • 1 package noodles


  • Add olive oil to a large pot or Dutch Oven on medium heat. Add chicken thighs and let them cook for 6 minutes each side, then transfer to a plate.
  • After your chicken is removed, keep heat on medium and add onions and garlic. Saute’ until onions are translucent and garlic is very fragrant. This should take about 5 minutes.
  • Next, add broth, carrots, celery, bay leaves, salt, and pepper. Put lid on pot and bring everything to a boil. Then, simmer for 20 minutes.
  • After 20 minutes, the carrots and celery should start to soften.
  • Now, Add your chicken thighs back to the pot, and simmer again for 20 minutes.
  • Take the chicken out and set on a plate to cool. Wait at least 15 minutes so you don't burn your hands!
  • While chicken is cooling, add the noodles to the broth and let them cook for 12 minutes on low.
  • After chicken is cooled, shred and add back to the pot. Remove bay leaves before serving. Top with fresh Italian parsley and enjoy!