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One-Step Chicken Noodle Soup

Rated as 4.8 out of 5 Stars

"This soup takes a few (well, a lot of) short cuts, but it's perfect for when you're either in a hurry or under the weather--or both."
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45 m servings 176
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Place chicken pieces in a saucepan. Add fusilli, onions, celery, and carrots, ketchup, thyme, salt, and cayenne pepper. Pour chicken broth into pan.
  2. Place pan over medium-high heat and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook until vegetables soften and pasta is thoroughly cooked, stirring occasionally, 25 to 35 minutes. Stir in parsley before serving.


  • Chef's Note:
  • Be sure to slice the vegetables very thinly. You can use other kinds of pasta, but they should be about the same size as fusilli.
  • Also, you can add other "medicinal" ingredients such as garlic, ginger, and hot chilies.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 176 calories; 3.3 10.4 24.9 65 1289 Full nutrition

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This was a really good soup. It was very simple to make and my son and I enjoyed it. The only change I made was that I used ditali instead of fussilli, because I don't like large pastas. The dit...

I used 1.5 pounds of chicken Breast cubed. I added half a jalapeño chopped and 1 poblano pepper sliced. I used two Cartons of low sodium chicken broth and increased the amount of celery and ca...

I'm not feeling good today so finding Chef John's 1 step was a godsend. It came out really good, tho I didn't have any onions (I used 1 tsp each of onion and garlic powder) and dried parsley fl...

Really good, really easy. But next time, I'll use chicken thighs. The breast meat got over-cooked and so was a bit tough. Otherwise hubby had the leftovers for lunch and he said it was just as...

Best home-made chicken noodle soup, I've tried. I like noodles, added extra pasta to it. It was great

I really loved this soup. I left out the cayenne because I don't like spicy. And I left out the thyme because I don't like it in my chicken noodle soup. I sliced the veggies very small. I think ...

I added a little cornstarch/water to thicken it a little....but it didn't need much. Was really good.

I Love this recipe yummy But... the carrots are very crunchy