With the onset of the new school year and sports schedules, I am having to make more meals that can be left on the stove so that everyone can eat before and after practices. It’s a bit of a juggling act but as long as I am prepared it all works our really well. Last week I combined a few different recipes to create this one. It’s super easy and can be made last-minute. The family loved it so it’s now in our weekly rotation.
I like that you don’t have to spend a ton of time preparing this. I took a few short cuts which make it work for our schedule.
A few fresh vegetables, chicken stock, noodles and rotisserie chicken make this a quick dinner. If you have an instant pot, you can cook chicken breasts (from frozen) in just 11 minutes. Shred with your mixer and you’re ready to go!
Easy Chicken Noodle Soup
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 cup chopped celery
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 cup sliced carrots I use the small baby ones
- 20 oz chicken stock or broth
- 20 oz vegetable broth
- 3/4 lb shredded rotisserie chicken I get the already shredded chicken from Costco
- 2 cups uncooked extra wide egg noodles
- 1/2 tsp dried basil
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
In a large pot, heat olive oil.
Add celery, onion, and carrots. Cook until onions and celery are tender.
Add garlic and stir for one minute.
Pour in chicken stock and vegetable broth. Add chicken, noodles, basil, bay leaf, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer for 25 minutes before serving.
favorite soup bowls | gold flatware
While you can serve it up roughly 30 minutes after it’s made, it really is even better after an hour or so. It was gone in one night so I will double the recipe next time. Please let me know if you give it a go.
Here are some more of our favorite go-to recipes:
- Sweet Potato Taco Sliders
- Veggie Quinoa Chili
- Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken
- Spinach and Chicken Pasta
- Hearty Zuppa Toscana – Great for the holidays
I am off to spend the day with my mama. Can’t wait to see her smiling face. Have a good day, my friends.
The towels/napkins are beautiful! Where did you find them?
Hi Erin. Thank you. Those were a gift from my sister but I think she may have found them at HomeGoods. Have a great day.
Looks great! I make similar chicken soup and use the Mirepoix from Trader Joe’s for a shortcut. It is precut celery, carrots and onion.
Yum, I am gonna have to try this at the weekend. That looks yummy. You always share nice recipes, urging me to share some of my favorites one on my blog. See, we inspire from other’s so quickly.
Tamara Hawrysh says
This is simple and delicious! It helps so much to have something quick and healthy for this busy time of year. Thanks for sharing!
Sarah Garden says
I love homemade chicken and noodles. I have been mainly using chicken stock for mine but I might have to try adding the vegetable broth as well. It’s one of the only dishes my kids all eat without complaining. We serve it with one of those Pillsbury grands biscuits…lots of carbs but sooo tasty!
Katie Meshko says
Yum yum! This looks and sounds so good! I love that it seems like an easy recipe and that you use rotisserie chicken! I def need to give this recipe a try this Fall! 🙂
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Allison A. says
Looks delicious! I was out bright and early this morning walking our dog and the air was a tad chilly and crisp. A hint of Fall which I love and I love soups! Thanks for your recipe Courtney.
I made this soup last night. It was delicious, everyone loved it! With soccer practices upon us it was so nice to have an easy meal to make that was also tasty and nutritious! Adding this to my recipe binder. Thanks so much for sharing!
Hassan Sadiq says
Look so delicious, I will try to make it one of these days. Hope they’ll like it. Thanks for sharing this.
YOU CAN BUY AN ALREADY SHREDDED CHICKEN FROM COSTCO? In case you can’t tell from my usage of all-caps, this information is both mind blowing and super exciting to me! I LOVE rotisserie chicken but HATE deboning it…so yucky. This is a great recipe and covers all the food groups in one dish, I make something similar in the crock pot, but love how fast this is. I have pinned it and will try it next week when my kids go back to school/resume activities and the poop hits the fan. Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!
I’ll be putting this on the meal plan for next week! I love your recipes – I make your veggie quinoa chili every other week. I’ll probably put some chicken breast with water in the slow cooker in the morning, then shred it and add to the soup.
This. recipe was just what I needed to use up my left over Thanksgiving turkey!. I made the recipe as is with turkey instead of chicken. Delicious ! I will make again. Thanks!