Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup

This easy Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup is the perfect soup recipe for a cold day. It Is comforting and a guaranteed family favorite!

Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup

Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup

Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup…don’t you feel comforted and content just thinking about it? There’s a reason chicken noodle soup is a go-to for people who are sick, it just makes you feel better. This version of the classic soup recipe is even better because it is super creamy. It is loaded with tender chicken, hearty noodles, and the rich broth will make you say, “Mmmmm, Mmmmm good after one bite!

I love making this as a weeknight meal for my family, and the leftovers are great for lunch the next day. It’s also perfect to bring to a new mom, a sick friend, or someone experiencing a loss. This soup and homemade rolls or biscuits is a beautiful way to show someone you care!

Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

Oodles of Noodles

We like to use wide egg noodles for this chicken noodle soup recipe. You can find them in the pasta aisle at any grocery store. If you are feeling ambitious, you can make homemade noodles, but I am all about cheating. This is an EASY chicken noodle soup recipe.

Rotisserie Chicken for a Shortcut

I love a good shortcut and rotisserie chicken is the secret shortcut to this soup recipe. Buy a rotisserie chicken at the grocery store, pull the chicken off, and use it for this soup. You could also cook chicken in the Instant Pot or slow cooker to use for soup or use leftover chicken.

This soup is also great with leftover turkey. We always make a pot of this soup after Thanksgiving when we have too much turkey in our fridge.

Fresh Herbs

I highly recommend using fresh herbs for this soup. Fresh just taste best and bring out the best flavor. Fresh thyme can be found in the produce section at the grocery store, usually in a little container. I also add chopped fresh parsley at the end, and it finishes this Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup off perfectly! It gives the soup a flavor kick and a pop of color!

Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup in pot

How to Make Chicken Noodle Soup

This is a pretty classic soup-making process! Nothing fancy, but SO good!

  • Sauté. You’ll want to get the butter, onion, carrots, and celery cooking first. These veggies take the longest to become tender, so they get the longest time in the pot!
  • Garlic. Mmm…the best way to get people to wander into your kitchen and say “It smells good! What are you making?” is to get garlic going on the stove.
  • Thicken. Off to the side in a small bowl, whisk the milk (use whole milk for the creamiest results) and flour together until it’s nice and smooth before pouring it into the pot. This is to make sure you don’t get any lumps of flour! Add in chicken broth, then shredded chicken, thyme, salt and pepper.
  • Noodles. We’re almost done! Bring everything to a low boil and add in the egg noodles. They need about 10 minutes here with occasional stirring, until the noodles are soft, before you add in the heavy cream, lemon juice, and parsley.
  • Taste. Give it a taste test and add salt and pepper if needed. Ladle into bowl and serve it hot!
Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup in bowl

What to Serve with Chicken Noodle Soup

This soup really is a one-pot wonder! You don’t need much on the side to make it a complete meal. If you want to serve something with your hearty bowl of soup, here are a few ideas.

More Soup Recipes:

There is no better way to make your home feel cozy and inviting than making a big pot of soup! Here are some of my most classic favorites:

Easy Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup

This easy Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup is the perfect soup recipe for a cold day. It Is comforting and a guaranteed family favorite! 
4.98 from 34 votes

Ingredients
  

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 3 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups wide egg noodles
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

Instructions
 

  • In a large pot, heat the butter over medium-high heat. Add the onion, carrots, and celery. Cook until vegetables are tender about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 2 more minutes.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the milk and flour. Pour the mixture into the soup pot and stir, making sure there are no lumps of flour. Stir in the chicken broth. Add the shredded chicken and thyme. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Bring the soup to a low boil and stir in the egg noodles. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until noodles are soft. Stir in the heavy cream, lemon juice, and parsley. Taste and add additional salt and pepper, if necessary.
  • Ladle the soup into bowls and serve warm.

Nutrition

Calories: 350kcal, Carbohydrates: 20g, Protein: 23g, Fat: 20g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Cholesterol: 109mg, Sodium: 687mg, Potassium: 483mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 4g, Calcium: 96mg, Iron: 2mg
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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. 5 stars
    We love this recipe so much! It’s quick, easy, and delicious. The lemon juice really brightens the creamy soup. Thanks for a great recipe!

  2. Thanks for sharing. My husband said this is the best soup he’s ever had, and we didn’t even use fresh herbs or lemon juice. We also added additional veggies (5 carrots and 3 celery ribs total).

  3. This is one of my favorite soups. It is very good. I have some in the freezer now. Even though it is very hot in Miami now, we still enjoy a good soup for dinner on occasion.

  4. 5 stars
    So far every recipe I’ve tried from Two Peas and Their Pod have been good. This is a great Chicken Noodle soup! Really easy to make and so tasty. A repeat recipe for sure!

  5. 5 stars
    I made this soup last night and it was so so good! I used 2% milk, 1/4 cup of cream, cheese tortellini and it was very good. The flavors blend well. Always such great recipes, Maria!

  6. 5 stars
    I’ve never been a chicken noodle soup fan – your recipe reminded me to never say never. Ultimate comfort food! Winner! Winner! Chicken (soup) dinner! Thanks for the great recipe.

  7. 5 stars
    This received rave reviews from everyone in my family.
    I made it exactly as written.

    It couldn’t have been any easier to make up.
    What a delicious and hearty soup for a cold autumn night.

    Thanks for another great dinner recipe.

  8. 5 stars
    Well holy cow… Midwest girl gives this two thumbs up. No offense to my granny’s traditional soup, or any of the bougie recipes I’ve tried out over the years. This is a home run! I love how sweet it is from the dairy with just the right salt and lemon amounts.
    I cant believe how easy this is!!

  9. 5 stars
    Flavorful and filling! My husband and I swapped the chicken for Turkey (post-Thanksgiving) and really enjoyed this soup.

  10. 5 stars
    My boyfriend died and went to heaven eating this… we both loved it!!! Served it up with some homemade bread

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