This soul-warming soup is deliciously simple -- just chicken and noodles. What makes it so good is the homemade roasted chicken stock.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Melt butter in a large soup pot over medium heat. Stir in carrot, onion, celery, salt, and fresh thyme. Stir in chicken fat; cook and stir until the onions turn soft and translucent, 5 to 6 minutes.

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  • Stir in roasted chicken broth and bring to a boil.

  • Season to taste with salt, if necessary; stir in egg noodles and cook until tender, about 5 minutes.

  • Stir in cooked chicken breast meat and simmer until heated through, about 5 minutes. Season with cayenne pepper, salt and black pepper to taste.

Editor's Note:

This recipe calls for Chef John's Roasted Chicken Broth.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

149 calories; 6.7 g total fat; 40 mg cholesterol; 1000 mg sodium. 11.8 g carbohydrates; 9.5 g protein; Full Nutrition


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Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2012
I love how simple this recipe is. This is just plain comfort food. It all comes together so quickly too. I weighed the 4 oz of egg noodles and measured them - it was about 2 cups in my large glass pyrex measuring cup. Remember your soup will only be as good as your broth / stock. Enjoy! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/07/2017
I followed the recipe exactly as indicated. The soup was really good but it was way too much work. I expected the taste to be great and it was only good. And the ingredients were expensive for the amount of soup it yielded. We only got 4 bowls of soup out of the batch. Maybe if you use store bought broth or stock and just follow the soup instructions it might be worth it but I won't be making it again. Four stars for taste one star for effort and cost equates to a two star overall rating for me. Read More
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  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2012
I love how simple this recipe is. This is just plain comfort food. It all comes together so quickly too. I weighed the 4 oz of egg noodles and measured them - it was about 2 cups in my large glass pyrex measuring cup. Remember your soup will only be as good as your broth / stock. Enjoy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2012
Excellent! I used Chef John's roasted chicken stock recipe and the schmalz (chicken fat) from the roasted chicken for making this soup. Next time I might try adding some frozen peas at the same time that the chicken is added. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2012
Awesome!!! We love this soup all I had was 2 quarts of regular chicken broth but I went back to the store and bought one more quart of chicken stock because we like the extra liquid in our soup the stock makes the difference. Perfect for a day you don't want to do alot of cooking. Thx Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2012
I always save my rotisserie ckn carcasses after I trim off the leftover meat @ freeze that in a separate pkg with the carcass. Broth is so much better when made with rotesserie ckn. Pretty much followed the recipe & added trimmings at the end. Great way to use up rotisserie ckn & get a bigger bang for your buck. Your only expense is the price of the veggies & if you're like me you have them in the fridge anyways. A pot of soup for no extra cost! If I'm not going to serve right away I cook the noodles separate. If they're left in overnite they tend to swell & absorb the broth. So I just toss them in when I'm reheating the soup. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2012
I love it when cooks change the recipe so much and then complain/say it is great - not! That being said this was superb totally as is. I made it for my kids and they slurped it up and were sad when it was gone. A total comfort food. I have never made broth from scratch usually use bouillon to enhance my stock but this was the first time I didn't need to and I felt like a real chef! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2012
My hubby is under the weather this weekend so i made this soup for him. I followed the receipe as posted but added some LOVE and it was PERFECT!!!!! I have never been a fan of chicken noodle soup because of the bland taste but this one is hands down the best i have ever had. It was also easy to make which is always good during this busy time of year. Thanks Chef John! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/21/2012
Wouldn't change a thing if it ain't broke don't fix it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2012
Changed a couple of things. Poached the chicken breasts with a little olive oil celery and onion with chicken granules and four cups of water. Brought it to a boil and then turned off the stove; one hour later perfectly poached chicken. Shredded the chicken and sieved the ingredients from the broth. Used the chicken and the broth with some homemade amish egg noodles; plus all other ingredients. Did not have chicken fat so I used canola oil instead. This was absolutely delicious. I think my method is a lot easier with less work and the taste plus presentation is wonderful Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2013
WONDERFUL RECIPE - Easy to make - perfect for toes ob us wid a head cole! Read More
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