A Deliciously Tasty Rotisserie Chicken Soup Recipe

Now that the weather is starting to turn and we find ourselves experiencing the sniffles a bit more often, this is the perfect time to break out a deliciously tasty rotisserie chicken soup recipe. Do we have any medical evidence to support the idea that this soup is the best thing that you can have once the weather gets colder? No, but it is still one of the most soothing meals that you can eat.

Whether you truly believe in its awesome power or you simply have nostalgia for the days when your mom gave you chicken soup to cure what ailed you, there is no denying the joy that a deliciously tasty rotisserie chicken soup recipe has to offer. Of course, this soup is not just for cold days or those days when you have a cold.

It is a great choice all year round, in any climate. As an added bonus, it is very easy to prepare. Once you have a nice amount of this soup on hand, the process of freezing it is also quite easy. This gives you the chance to put together quick lunches or dinners any time that you need to. Now, let’s take a closer look at the ingredients and give a quick recap of what you will need.

Which Ingredients Are Ideal?

It is not enough to know about the ingredients. You need to know the background behind these choices so that you can select the items that work best for this particular recipe. For starters, there are some who may see the extra virgin olive oil listed and wonder if there are any available substitutes. Luckily, there is a great choice in store.

The oil can be swapped out for unsalted butter if you are looking to create a soup with a bit more richness. For best results, you should be following the three-quarters rule. If the recipe calls for 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, that means you should be using 2 2/3 teaspoons of butter instead.

There are a wide range of additions that can be made by anyone who would appreciate some extra veggies in their soup as well. If you are in search of a more hearty soup, then you can add peas, corn, spinach, kale and/or sweet potatoes. Since chicken is the star of this deliciously tasty rotisserie chicken soup recipe, there are various veggies that pair well with it.

As for the chicken itself, you are more than welcome to use the rotisserie chicken that the recipe calls for. If you are feeling particularly ambitious, you can roast a chicken yourself and shred it to provide the meat for the recipe. The bones of this chicken can even be used to create your own chicken stock before getting started.

The chicken stock that you do end up choosing is of the utmost importance, too. In our experience, it is best if a lower sodium chicken stock is being used. Otherwise, the sodium count in your soup may rise to a level that is not tenable. Once you are ready to start considering seasonings, Italian seasoning and parsley are common go-to choices.

Thyme, rosemary and oregano are always great selections, in case you want to spice things even further. Wide egg noodles are the usual choice for this soup recipe but you can swap those out for any pasta that you have in your kitchen, if you are pressed for time and are not looking to head out to the store. Farfalle and macaroni are excellent substitutions in these instances. Fresh lasagna noodles can be deployed by those who are a bit more fancy.

Prep + Cook Time

The prep and cooking time here is beyond convenient and makes this a great meal for any family that is constantly on the go. If you are in need of a quick recipe, this soup can be prepped within a few minutes and the total cook time is a mere 30 minutes. The soup should not take longer than 45 minutes to an hour with prep and cooking time both being considered.


  • Extra virgin olive oil (2 tablespoons)
  • Yellow onion (1 medium 9 ounce onion, chopped, roughly 2 cups worth)
  • Medium carrots (3, thinly sliced, roughly 1 cup’s worth)
  • Large celery stalks (2, chopped, roughly 1 cup’s worth)
  • Large garlic cloves (2, minced, roughly 1 tablespoon)
  • Rotisserie chicken (1, with skin and bones discarded, meat shredded, roughly 3 to 4 cups of shredded chicken)
  • Lower sodium chicken broth (8 cups)
  • Italian seasoning (1 teaspoon)
  • Kosher salt (1/2 teaspoon)
  • Black pepper (1/4 teaspoon)
  • Uncooked wide egg noodles (2 cups)
  • Fresh flat-leaf parsley (chopped)

Step by Step Instructions

  • Step 1: We will get started by cooking the mirepoix. Once you are ready to get started, it is time to heat your oil. A large Dutch oven is going to be utilized for this task. Make sure that the heat has been set to medium-high. From there, the onion, carrots, celery, and garlic are added to the Dutch oven. Cook the mixture and take the time to stir often. This step will take about 8 minutes or until vegetables have had the chance to soften.
  • Step 2: The chicken and broth are now stirred in. In addition to the chicken and broth, you will now also want to stir in the Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Add the proper amounts of each, making sure that you are seasoning the soup to your personal taste. Some may prefer less salt and pepper, while others may want as much as possible. Reduce the heat to medium and allow it to gently boil for roughly 6 minutes.
  • Step 3: The noodles will be added to the Dutch oven at this time.
  • Step 4: Reduce the heat to medium-low at this time and continue to cook your soup until the noodles have had the chance to become fully tenderized. This final step of the process should only take you about 6 minutes. Once the soup is done, you can add some fresh parsley as a garnish.

And there you have it! If you would like to increase the recipe, freezer storage is incredibly simple as well. The noodles should be cooked separately if you are going to freeze the soup, though. The broth, chicken and veggies can still be frozen in the meantime. Reheating the soup with the noodles already added is not going to turn out as well as you may have hoped. For best results, allow the soup to cool completely before placing it in the freezer.

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