Nothing screams 'comfort food' like Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup. It's reminiscent of Grandma's recipe, with perfectly seasoned chicken nestled in a flavorful broth amidst wide egg noodles. This homemade creamy soup recipe is rich, hearty, and good for what ails you!
Why This Recipe is a Favorite
What's more comforting than a piping hot bowl of Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup? It's cozy, hearty and satisfying. When it seems like cold weather will never end, this is the soup you'll want to make time and time again. One bowl and you'll be a believer!
I've heard it said that chicken noodle soup has healing properties. At least that's what Granny Tag always told me when she ladled a big scoop of the creamy goodness into my bowl. There's something to be said for a recipe that brings back sweet memories the moment its aroma fills the air.
Start with fresh, wholesome veggies, then add broth, spices, noodles and cream.
- celery - adds savory flavor
- carrots - provides flavor and color
- onion - gives the soup its depth
- butter - for sautéing the veggies
- rotisserie chicken - convenient shortcut
- minced garlic - gives the recipe a kick
- dried parsley - for color and flavor
- chicken broth - the base of this soup
- wide egg noodles - best noodles ever
- heavy cream - provides the comfort
- cornstarch mixed with water - thickening agent
- Dice carrots, onion and celery. Chop chicken and set aside.
- Sauté diced carrots, onion and celery with butter in a large dutch oven or soup pot for 5 minutes over low heat.
- Add chopped chicken, garlic and parsley and stir well.
- Stir in chicken broth and bring to medium low heat.
- Cover and simmer soup for 10 minutes.
- Add wide egg noodles and turn up heat to medium. Cook noodles about 7 minutes until tender.
- Pour in cornstarch mixed with water and stir over heat until thickened.
- Take soup off of heat and stir in heavy cream.
- Serve in large bowls with oyster crackers if desired.
- If you diced the vegetables ahead of time, it will help with prep. Purchase pre-diced veggies at the grocery store to eliminate even more prep time.
- Rotisserie chicken works well in this dish and makes it come together much quicker. If you prefer, cook chicken breast in its place.
- Since chicken broth has plenty of sodium, there is no salt added to this recipe. If you wish to add salt and pepper, do so at the end after tasting the soup.
Can Milk Be Used?
Absolutely! If you'd rather cut the calories and fat, feel free to use milk or half and half instead of heavy cream. If you'd rather not add dairy at all, this soup tastes amazing either way.
Can It Be Frozen?
Since this soup contains cream, it would curdle if frozen, so it's best to make it in advance and store in the refrigerator for up to three days, or eat it all in one sitting.
You'll love Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup for weeknight dinners with your family, or as a cup of soup for lunch the next day. The creamy seasoned broth will stick to your ribs and keep you satisfied for hours!
If one traditional chicken soup recipe isn't enough, try these other favorites...
- Three Bean Chicken Soup
- Shortcut Chicken and Dumplings
- White Corn Chicken Chili
- Chicken Gnocchi Soup
- Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup