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Quick Chicken Noodle Soup

Warm up with a bowl of chicken noodle soup in less than 30 minutes!


  • 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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