A Deliciously Tasty Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

When it comes to homemade soup recipes, this deliciously tasty creamy chicken noodle soup recipe is sure to rank at or near the top of your list, if it does not already. It checks off so many boxes for us, personally. It is easy to make, it is wholesome, it is hearty and it is satisfying. What more could anyone want from a creamy chicken noodle soup?

This soup even manages to perfectly split the difference between light and creamy, which is a tough tightrope to walk. If you find yourself in search of easy, healthy recipes that can be put together quickly, you have come to the right place. It’s the sort of recipe that is perfect for a chilly winter day but you can enjoy it any time of year.

Whether you are looking for the perfect recipe for back-to-school season or you need a quick soup to prepare on those summer nights when time is limited, you and your loved ones are sure to enjoy this one. Those who are wondering what to pair it with will benefit from adding a light salad to the equation. We also recommend providing yourself with a warm, homemade loaf of artisan bread.

The end result is a soup that will be satisfying, without weighing you down. We love meals like these, where you are able to go about the rest of your day without feeling like you have to lay down and take a nap afterward. Let’s take a closer look at this recipe and all of the reasons that you are going to love it, shall we?

Why You Are Going To Love This Recipe

In addition to remaining light and satisfying, this soup can be made at home on your stove or your slow cooker. This gives you more options when it comes time to whip up a quick dinner. If you need to save time as far as the chicken is concerned, you can purchase a rotisserie chicken and shred that up instead.

For these reasons and many more, this soup is much better than any store-bought option that you are going to find. Best of all, you can make a sizable batch ahead of time and freeze it with ease, creating an even faster option for those nights when you would normally lean on the local takeout spot. You can also use your leftover chicken if you do not have to head to the store for a rotisserie option. It’s the ultimate comfort food, jam-packed with tasty herbs, spices and veggies.

Can Any Changes Be Made?

No recipe would be complete without taking a closer look at the ingredients, to see if there are any changes that can possibly be made. For starters, the aforementioned herbs are sure to make your soup even tastier and while there are no real changes that have to be made, you can simply add more herbs if you want your deliciously tasty creamy chicken soup recipe to be even more flavorful.

If you are someone who does not like to use flour in a recipe like this one, you can swap it out for cornstarch without making any major sacrifices to taste. Chicken broth can be swapped out for stock fairly easily as well. The potato cannot be subbed out for any reason, though. It is the star of the dish and rightfully so.

Let’s say that you do not have any chicken on hand to use and you are looking for something different. If you have any leftover cooked turkey, this is a viable substitution that you are going to love. Chicken breasts can be poached or broiled if you do not want to pick up a rotisserie chicken before getting started. Last but not least, if you are someone who wants a non-creamy soup (we do not judge), you can switch out the milk for some added chicken broth.

Prep + Cook Time

The prep and cook time for this deliciously tasty creamy chicken noodle soup are mercifully brief. You can start and finish this soup in just over an hour, believe it or not. Prep time is only going to take 30 minutes, while cooking time is a mere 40 minutes. If you follow this recipe, you can have a 12-cup yield.


  • Unsalted butter (1 tablespoon or 14 grams)
  • Chopped yellow onion (1/2 of a large onion or 3/4 cup or 100 grams)
  • Sliced or diced carrots (1 cup or 120 grams, 1 or 2 large carrots or a handful of baby carrots)
  • Sliced or diced celery (1 cup or 120 grams, 2–3 stalks)
  • Garlic cloves (2, minced)
  • All purpose flour (1/4 cup or 31 grams, spoon + leveled)
  • Salt (1/2 teaspoon)
  • Fresh ground pepper (1/2 teaspoon)
  • Dried thyme leaves (1 teaspoon or 2 teaspoons fresh)
  • Dried oregano (1/2 teaspoon or 1 teaspoon fresh)
  • Chicken broth (8 cups or 1.92 liters, reduced sodium is recommended)
  • Medium potato (1, peeled and diced, about 1 1/2 cups or 280 grams)
  • Shredded or chopped cooked chicken (2 cups or about 250 grams)
  • Half and half or whole milk (1 cup or 240 mL)
  • Uncooked wide egg noodles (3–4 cups or 112 to 150 grams)
  • Fresh thyme leaves (this is an optional garnish)

Step-by-Step Cooking Instructions

Step 1:

Using a large pot or a Dutch oven (that is at least 4 quarts, if not larger), melt your butter on a medium heating setting. From there, it is time to add your carrots, celery, onions and garlic. Cook the soup, making sure that you are stirring occasionally, for at least 5 minutes. You may need to wait until the vegetables have softened before proceeding. Once they have in, stir in your flour, salt, pepper, thyme, and oregano and cook for an additional 2 minutes.

Step 2:

The chicken broth and potato are added next. Give the mixture a quick stir. Increase the heat to a medium-high level. Bring your soup to a boil but do not stir it any further. Allow it to sit for 3 minutes. Reduce your heat to medium-low and then cover the pot partially. Allow the soup to simmer for at least 25 minutes. You’ll know that enough time has passed when the potatoes have gotten soft. Taste your soup and add extra seasonings as needed.

Step 3:

Add the noodles, half-and-half or milk and the chicken. Cook for 10 minutes, until the soup has thickened and the noodles have tenderized. Serve warm after tasting the soup and adding any necessary seasonings.

Step 4:

Cover and store your leftovers in the fridge and they should last up to 1 week. When it is time to reheat, pour the soup into a pot on medium heat and cook it until it has warmed backup. If the soup has thickened too much in the fridge, feel free to add more chicken broth to your leftovers if it’s too thick.

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