Chicken noodle soup from scratch in a bowl on a plate next to a roll.
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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.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken noodles soup from scratch, homemade chicken noodle soup recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 people
Calories 171kcal
Author Longbourn Farm • Alli Kelley



For the Noodles

  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup all purpose flour approximate, enough to make a soft dough.

For the Soup

  • 6 cups water
  • 2 large carrots diced
  • 2 celery stalks diced
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 3 chicken breasts bone in, skin on. See notes for substitutions.
  • 2 chicken bullion cube
  • 3 teaspoons dried thyme or 4 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley or 3 fresh parsley sprigs
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste


For the Noodles

  • Combine all the noodle ingredients, adding the flour gradually until a soft dough forms.
  • Roll or press out to desired thickness, I like the dough to be about 1/8 inch thick.
  • Cut about 1/4 inch thick with a pizza cutter.
  • Separate them slightly and allow them to dry while you prepare the soup.

For the Soup

  • Place chicken, vegetables, herbs, and bullion cube into the water.
  • Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Simmer until the chicken is cooked through and tender and the vegetables are tender. 
  • Carefully remove chicken from the pot and pick it from the bones. Once finished, make sure all the pieces are bit sized (run your knife through them if they aren't) and add them back to the soup.
  • Bring back to a boil and add the homemade noodles.
  • Simmer until the noodles are cooked through, about 5 minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.


4-5 chicken thighs or 4-5 chicken drumsticks can be used in place of chicken breasts. Or a combination of your favorites. The soup has more flavor if the meat has both the bones in and the skin on. 
Turkey can also be used in this recipe. 
You can also make chicken noodle soup from scratch after making Homemade Chicken Broth.


Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 309mg | Potassium: 401mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 3530IU | Vitamin C: 3.9mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 2.1mg