I was never really satisfied with a chicken noodle soup recipe until I found Pam Anderson’s Soup Up Your Chicken Soup article on Allrecipes. Most of the recipes I’d tried before were okay, but didn’t have enough chicken flavor. Or, if the flavor was great, it was so time-consuming that I wouldn’t bother making it again.
I tested a chicken soup recipe a while ago that tasted fabulous. But it involved hours of work and lots of different steps. It even required you to cut the chicken bones into one inch pieces so you could get every bit of flavor out of the bones. What a pain!
This recipe starts with a rotisserie chicken and chicken broth. It cuts hours off the cooking time. You don’t have to chop two sets of veggies and throw the first set away. And best of all, It tastes as good or even better than if you’d spent hours making.
My adapted version is listed below, but in her recipe Pam has a chart of add-ins to make different versions of chicken soup, such as curried chicken soup, or chicken tortellini soup. When my son recently had his tonsils removed I made him the chicken and rice soup, which was the perfect comfort food!
Quick and Easy Chicken Noodle Soup
- 3 14 oz cans chicken broth
- 1 quart water
- 1 store-bought roast chicken
- 1 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 large onion diced
- 2 large carrots peeled and diced
- 1 large celery stalk diced
- 2 cups egg noodles
- salt and pepper to taste
- Separate chicken meat from skin and bones. *Reserve meat.
- Bring broth and water to a simmer over high heat in a large soup pot. Add skin and bones to the simmering broth. Reduce heat to low, partially cover and simmer until bones release their flavor, 20 to 30 minutes.
- Strain broth through a colander into a large container; reserve broth and discard skin and bones.
- Return pot to burner set on medium-high and add oil, then onions, carrots and celery. Sauté until soft, about 8 to 10 minutes.
- Add chicken and broth. Bring to a simmer. Add noodles and cook until tender.
- (Soup base can be refrigerated up to 3 days in advance. Return to a simmer before adding noodles.)
Love the new look, Barbara! This soup looks perfect for a cold night. I hope your son has recovered quickly.
Delicious and comforting…
It must be that time of year because I just made Chicken Noodle Soup this week as well. I added some thick noodles from Tony Caputo's that made it really tasty!
Did your site get a little makeover? It's looks great 🙂 This soup sounds fantastic too. When it's cold out I can always go for a nice big bowl of chicken noodle soup. Yum!
This does look like a great way to get big chicken flavour without the hours and hard work. Great idea!
I know what you mean about throwing the first set of veggies away. I can't bear it. Now I make my stock overnight in the slow cooker with carcass, water, sea salt and peppercorns. I figure the veg will be added later anyway. Works for me!
I love the new look you have given to your blog.
Soup is something we have every day ( a habbit from when hubby was at his home) a small cup before the meal. And chicken soup espcially with pasta or noddles seems to be a huge hit too. Love this soup.
Your new site looks great! I know you're probably loving it too. Hopefully, I will making a move soon too!
I love the new layout!! It looks so professional! You're going to have to teach me how to put photos on the top!!
¡¡Esa sopa se ve bien rica!! Voy a guardar esta receta. ¡Yum!
Thanks for the short cut to a delicious soup.
You are right. Soup IS very comforting. I'm sure your son loved this. The new site looks great too!
You've pretty much just explained how soup can be as complicated or uncomplicated as you want it to be and that no one needs to be intimidated by a soup recipe. Made totally from scratch or with the help of store bought broth and/or rotisserie chicken, it's all good. Excellent recipe. You're such a smart cookie!
Home made chicken soup is the best! This looks likes a bowl of comfort for whatever ails you. I bet it made your son feel better.
Wow Barbara, this looks so delicious and comforting!
Asha @ FSK
That's the simplest recipe I have seen so far. I am usually not a fan of clear soups but chicken noodle soup is the best thing you can have when you are feeling a bit under. Bet, your son was thanking his mommy very much! :)))
Today, I could use a bowl of your soup. Looks so warming!
My daughter would love this, and I love recipes that are quick, easy and tasty! Nice pics!
Your new site looks great, Barbara! Chicken noodle soup is a delicious and warming meal…and I love all those variation ideas, I'll have to check out that article!
I really like making quick easy chicken noodle soups, especially during a weekday. Store bought cooked chicken is such a huge timesaver. I made a very similar soup to this one from Cooking Light that was very good. It looks really satisfying and delicious.
Jessica @ How Sweet
Love your new header!! This soup looks delicious. 🙂
Looks very comforting. Love the new site too:)