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Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Easy and delicious
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
Servings: 4 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 3 large chicken breasts chopped (I use the boneless, skinless ones)
  • 1 14.5 ounce can chicken broth
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 10.5 ounce cans cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1 cup celery chopped
  • 1 cup carrots chopped (Optional)
  • 5 cups water
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 16 ounce bag of egg noodles or you can make your own noodles.


  • Place all ingredients in a large soup pot except noodles.  Bring to a boil, turn down to simmer and cook until chicken and carrots are done. (I left the carrots out because I don't like them in this soup but a lot of people do).
  • Add noodles and simmer another 30 minutes.  Makes about 3 quarts of soup.


You can make this soup quicker using about 4 cups of cooked chicken and leaving out the carrots.  Great if you have chicken left over.  I have also made it in the crockpot, cooking on high for 4 hours or low for 7 and adding the noodles about the last hour or so.