Beginning with my Fast Chicken Soup Base it is easy to knock hours off of the cooking time usually needed for homemade chicken soup and still end up with soup that tastes even better than the 'from scratch' method. With a little creativity you can easily make two varieties of these soul-satisfying meals.

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Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Prepare Fast Chicken Soup Base. Bring to a simmer.

  • Add these, then simmer until tender, 10-20 minutes: 3 cups egg noodles.

  • Before removing from heat, stir in: 1 cup (5 ounces) frozen green peas and 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley.

  • Final touch: Add salt and pepper, to taste.


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Nutrition Facts

65 calories; protein 2.7g; carbohydrates 11.8g; fat 0.8g; cholesterol 10.3mg; sodium 44.4mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (262)

Rating: 4 stars
The base is great, but this recipe makes so much, and once I added the noodles, the leftovers were mush. I would recommend cooking the noodles separately and adding them to your bowl of soup. But other than the mushy noodles this soup is great! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is truly a wonderful recipe. A favorite at out Holiday Soup Party (where everyone has asked for the recipe and requested a return visit of this soup this year). Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Very easy to make, I purchased a rosemary/garlic roasted chicken and added parsnips instead of peas. My husband and I both have bad colds and it was nice to have a fast homemade soup without all the additives found in canned soups. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Very good. I did leave out the peas (kids don't like) but kept everything else the same. will make again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Great with leftover turkey Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Waaaaaaaaaaaay too many onions. I had to fish out at least half. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was an excellent recipe, especially when combined with the Fast Chicken Soup Base! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Fabulous! Everyone loved it! it made a ton. I fed 4 adults and two children...and still had a ton of leftovers. i made homemade egg noodles (from this site) and omitted the peas. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Much better than the salty junk in the can. I left out the peas. Read More