I don’t know many people that don’t love a good hearty chicken noodle soup. Maybe it’s because it makes us feel better, reminds us of childhood, or just because it’s so tasty. While I used to make it in a crock pot and wait all day to eat it, I found a tastier way to make it in a very short amount of time, meaning it’s a great quick meal idea!
Easy Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
- 6 oz wide egg noodles (typically half a package)
- 1 chicken breast
- 16 ounces chicken broth
- 1 cup of water
- 1 cup baby carrots
- 1 stalk of celery
- half of a medium-large onion
- 1 clove garlic
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- Salt and pepper to taste
Pour the chicken broth and water into a large pot and bring to a boil. In the mean time, slice your chicken breast, celery, onion, and garlic.
Once boiling, add carrots, noodles, and chicken. They will take the longest to cook and/or tenderize in the process of boiling.
After approximately 3 minutes or so, add in the rest of your ingredients other than the butter or pepper. Cook until you can easily insert and remove a fork from the carrots. At this point, you will add the butter and mix until it melts.
Dish it up and garnish with pepper as desired. Personally, I do not eat it with pepper because I just don’t enjoy black pepper. However, my husband loves it and I know most enjoy seasoning their food with it.
Don’t forget to save your leftovers!
Especially with soups and chili, I love using old glass peanut butter jars or any 16 ounce glass jar to fill about 80% of the way and then freeze. This allows room for expansion as it freezes and it’s a great single serve meal in a pinch.
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Kara is an author, wife, and mother of 3 children living in Boston, MA. She has her degree in Secondary Education & Adolescent Childhood Development and is passionate about connecting with and even helping other parents on their journey to raise awesome kids!