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Chef John's Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Rated as 4.74 out of 5 Stars
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"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

40 m servings 149
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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  1. 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.
  2. Stir in roasted chicken broth and bring to a boil.
  3. Season to taste with salt, if necessary; stir in egg noodles and cook until tender, about 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in cooked chicken breast meat and simmer until heated through, about 5 minutes. Season with cayenne pepper, salt and black pepper to taste.

Footnotes

  • Editor's Note:
  • This recipe calls for Chef John's Roasted Chicken Broth.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 149 calories; 6.7 11.8 9.5 40 1000 Full nutrition

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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 ...

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We (my family and I) were really NOT impressed. I followed the recipe exactly but it wasn't really impressive

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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 ...

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...

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 sou...

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 ...

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 sa...

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 sou...

Wouldn't change a thing,, if it ain't broke don't fix it.

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 sto...

WONDERFUL RECIPE - Easy to make - perfect for toes ob us wid a head cole!