Chicken Noodle Soup from Scratch

Chicken Noodle Soup From Scratch

Growing up, every Wednesday was soup day. My mom loved making homemade soups, and chicken noodle soup was one of her specialties. I learned all my soup skills from her! 🙂 This recipe is a follow up to my last post, how to make homemade chicken broth, so you can get all the details on making the delicious broth for this soup there!

Making chicken noodle soup from scratch can seem like a long and complicated process but after you do it once, you realize how easy it is. And homemade chicken noodle soup totally beats ANYTHING you can buy. Cross my heart! 

Chicken Noodle Soup From Scratch

First, I should note that you can make homemade chicken noodle soup without making the homemade chicken broth. I included those directions in the recipe, and while it still turns out great you’ll be blown away if you take the time to make your own broth! Give it a go.

Making chicken noodle soup from scratch is so delicious. Learn how to make amazing flavorful broth and perfect egg noodles! Try it today.

After you have made your homemade chicken broth, you are left with chicken bones and skin, chicken meat, and all the veggies. At this point, you’ve strained your broth and have all these leftovers sitting in a messy pile in your strainer. Don’t be overwhelmed!

Chicken Noodle Soup From Scratch

The first step is to sort through the strainer. Place veggies on one plate, meat pieces on another, and everything else in a garbage pile. You’ll have to sort through the bones and chicken pieces very carefully, you don’t want to accidentally keep any bones.

This is the most tedious part of the process. The veggies and meat pieces aren’t going to be good for much else besides soup. At this point most of their flavor has been imparted into the broth but they are still tasty and useable for soup! So don’t throw them out, that would be sad.

Chicken Noodle Soup From Scratch

I usually end up with about 1 cup each of the veggies.

Chicken Noodle Soup From Scratch

And about 2-3 cups of meat depending on how much was left on the bones.

Chicken Noodle Soup From Scratch

After you have everything sorted, cut it all up into bite sized pieces. Add it back into 6 cups of your homemade chicken broth. Then its time to make the noodles, they are super simple and totally make the soup, don’t skip making them! To make the noodles, you mix up a very simple dough, roll or press it out, and then let it dry for a few minutes. I usually do this while I bring the soup up to a simmer. Most of the time when I make chicken noodle soup from scratch, I’ll make the broth one day and the soup the next, so it’s all pretty chilled and takes a few minutes to heat up.

Chicken Noodle Soup From Scratch

Need some awesome bread to serve with your soup? Check out my 60 Minute Homemade Herb Bread or The Best Homemade Bread Recipe! Or for something even quicker, whip up my Homemade Biscuit Mix Recipe!

Serves 4-6

Chicken Noodle Soup from Scratch

Making chicken noodle soup from scratch is so delicious. Learn how to make amazing flavorful broth and perfect egg noodles! Try it today.

4 hrPrep Time

30 minCook Time

4 hr, 30 Total Time

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    For the Soup
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 2 large carrots, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2-3 cups cooked chicken, shredded or chopped into bite sized pieces.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.
  • For the Noodles
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • About 1 cup flour, enough to make a soft dough.


    For the Noodles
  1. Combine all the noodle ingredients, adding the flour gradually until a soft dough forms.
  2. Roll or press out to desired thickness, I like the dough to be about 1/8 inch thick.
  3. Cut about 1/4 inch thick with a pizza cutter.
  4. Separate them slightly and allow them to dry while you prepare the soup.
  5. For the Soup
  6. If you are making the soup without having made the broth recipe (see Homemade Chicken Broth post that is linked in this blog post), boil the broth, veggies, and chicken until the veggies are soft, about 30 minutes. Skip to step 4.
  7. If you are making the soup after making the Homemade Chicken broth (see Homemade Chicken Broth ), you already have cooked veggies and the chicken will still be attached to the bones.
  8. Carefully remove chicken from the bones, placing it in a pile. Once finished, make sure all the pieces are bit sized and add them back to 6 cups of your homemade chicken broth.
  9. Chop veggies up into bite sized pieces, add them back into the chicken broth with the chopped chicken.
  10. Bring to a boil and add the homemade noodles.
  11. Simmer until the noodles are cooked through, about 5 minutes.
  12. Season with salt and pepper.


125 cal
1 g
25 g
4 g

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    How to Make Homemade Chicken Broth • Longbourn Farm
    December 30, 2016 at 2:17 PM […] making chicken broth is a great way to ensure I can use every part of the chicken. I often make chicken noodle soup from scratch at the same time I’m making homemade chicken broth, so that post will be up next! This post […]
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