Do you ever have those nights where you are just racing home, it’s well past dinner time and you just need to get dinner on the table fast! This super easy chicken noodle soup recipe is one of my favorite go-to recipes.
I tend to think about soup more when it is chilly, but really you can eat chicken noodle soup all year round. This is also a great soup to throw together when someone is sick, or when you have a kid helper in the kitchen. Mama’s chicken noodle soup is always a bit more magical.
Super Easy Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe To Feel Better Fast
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Now this magic chicken noodle soup will help heal you to your bones and feel better when you are sick . It might just act like a big ol’ hug when you give your neighbor a container of it. No one needs to know just how quick this soup came together.
This is a soup my kid has grown to love, even though at first she simply sucked the noodles out of it. It took a while before she came around, but the noodles were always are the point where we met in the middle. (So I’d serve some fresh veggies or fruit on the side plus some crusty bread or crackers.)
Now she will fish around a bit more for the carrots and eat some of the broth too, but it took a lot of bowls of soup before that happened. Don’t worry if your kid just slurps the noodles the first couple times too.
Sometimes I make this soup with the leftover chicken from these easy oven baked chicken legs. I’ve even thrown extra on the pan to make this soup later.
What Broth Do I Use?
So one of the most important things I always look for when I’m making this soup is a chicken broth with the lowest possible sodium. This is one place I look carefully at the labels. Have you seen the labels of the average chicken broth?
If you’re making broth at home it’s one place you can totally skip the sodium at first and you won’t even know the difference. Salt at the end to taste right before you eat, and you’ll need a whole heck of a lot less salt. You can also use store-bought broth, and it works just fine.
Cooking This Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe With Kids
Another thing I’ve found for my picky eating kid is if I slice the veggies extra thin, she’s more likely to be interested. I use a food processor to make all of my veggies extra thin and to make the prep come together quickly.
This is one place my kid also loves to help in the kitchen, she is absolutely fascinated by throwing the vegetables down into the food processor and watching them grind. My Cuisinart food processor is pretty kid friendly for this task keeping the blades locked away from her hands. This is a kitchen task you should supervise for sure but is fun for kids.
Super Easy Chicken Noodle Soup
- 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
- 2 Large Carrots Sliced thinly
- 3 Stalks Celery Sliced thinly
- 1 Cup Diced Sweet Onion Roughly one medium or half of an extra large onion
- 1 Teaspoon Thyme
- 1 Teaspoon Garlic
- 4 Tablespoons Water
- 1 Teaspoon fresh ginger
- 8 Ounces Egg Noodles This is usually about half of the packs I find at the grocery
- 4 Cups Low Sodium Chicken Broth This is one carton of chicken broth, 32 ounces.
- 2 Cups Cooked Chicken Save time and use rotisserie chicken, cube or shred.
- 4 Cups Water
- 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
- 1/4 Teaspoon Pepper
- Add olive oil to pan and let it heat warm up. Then add carrots, celery, and onion to the pan and let soften for a minute or two. then add spices and water. Let everything cook for 3-4 minutes.
- Fill a separate pot with water and a and pinch of salt. Bring to a boil. Add egg noodles and cook according to the package, usually about 8-10 minutes. Drain noodles to add to soup.
- Add broth, cooked chicken, and water to the soup pot. Bring the entire pot to a boil.
- Add cooked noodles to pot. Salt and pepper to taste, and serve!
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So what do you think, would your kid enjoy helping you make this soup in the kitchen? Tell me what you think in the comments!