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Quick Chicken Noodle Soup

This Quick Chicken Noodle Soup is comfort food that is ready in less than 30 minutes! The rich and flavorful taste is thanks to my homemade chicken stock.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, or chicken fat from stock (Note 1)
  • ½ yellow onion, chopped
  • 1-2 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1-2 celery ribs
  • 6 cups homemade chicken stock, Note 2
  • Parmesan rind, optional (Note 3)
  • 1-2 sprigs of fresh thyme, or ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 cups shredded chicken breast, Note 4
  • 4 oz egg noodles, or dry udon noodles (Note 5)
  • 2 baby bok choy, optional
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Heat a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add oil or chicken fat.
  • When the oil is hot, add onion, carrots, and celery. Cook until softened, 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add chicken stock and thyme and bring it to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for 5-10 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.
  • Add chicken, noodles and bok choy, if using. Cook until noodles are cooked 4-8 minutes.
  • Salt and pepper to taste. Stir in parsley and serve.


Note 1: Chicken fat skimmed from the top of homemade chicken stock adds great flavor to the soup. But any cooking oil will work fine.
Note 2: Since this is super quick soup, it’s essential to use flavorful high-quality chicken stock. My homemade chicken stock is ideal for this recipe.
Note 3: Whenever you end up with parmesan rind, collect them in a ziplock bag in the freezer. It adds amazing flavor to soups!!
Note 4: Leftover rotisserie chicken or shredded chicken breast is a great time-saver. But you can still use raw chicken breast for this soup. If using raw chicken breast, chop it into bite-size pieces and sauté with vegetables.
Note 5: Any kind of noodles works for this recipe. My favorite go-to’s are: egg noodles, Asian-style fresh or dry noodles, or even regular pasta would work too. For example, ditalini pasta makes it super fun to eat for little kids!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 437kcal, Carbohydrates: 37g, Protein: 32g, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 87mg, Sodium: 623mg, Potassium: 687mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin A: 5277IU, Vitamin C: 31mg, Calcium: 102mg, Iron: 3mg
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