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…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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
- Saltine crackers
- Crusty bread
- Garlic Herb Parker House Rolls
- Greek Yogurt Biscuits
- Easy Green Salad
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:
Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup
- 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
- 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.
Have you tried this recipe?
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This was perfect! What a wonderful, subtle melding of flavor. Fresh organic ingredients, I imagine, really make the difference. I’ll definitely be making this again. Mahalo!
Glad you liked the chicken noodle soup! Thanks for letting us know!
I made this for dinner tonight and it’s amazing! Best chicken noodle soup I’ve ever had
Hello. I am curious if anyone has tried to do this dairy free using coconut milk?
I am sure coconut milk would be good or you could use unsweetened almond milk.
I made this dairy free using unsweetened almond milk for the whole milk and non-dairy Coffee Rich (found in the freezer section) for the heavy cream. It was delicious!
This was just wonderful – EVERYONE loved it. Glad I made a double batch!!! Saving for all my future chicken or turkey noodle soups…. I really can’t believe how yummy it was (made it tonight, ate it ALL tonight – hubby, son/wife/child, friend, neighbor & my 90 year old Mother!)
This soup was INCREDIBLE! Post-Thanksgiving, I have leftover turkey in the fridge (which I am enjoying eating as is, but I was looking to change up how I ate my leftovers for just one day), as well as leftover stock, celery, carrots, and onion. The only thing that I needed to make a special grocery store stop for was the wide egg noodles.
I seriously cannot get over how good this soup turned out (as I sit here eating it for lunch the next day). Due to kosher restrictions, I swapped the whole milk out for unsweetened original almond milk and the heavy cream out for Coffee Rich (non-dairy creamer)…..I doubt that I would even notice the difference. I am looking forward to using this recipe to thin out my Thanksgiving leftovers for many years to come!
Best chicken noodle recipe ever! My husband was sceptical, remembering noodle soup from a can, but he loved it! It is definitely on our soup rotation
So happy you loved the chicken noodle soup!
This was delicious!! Thanks for the recipe! Do you know if it freezes well? Thinking about making another batch to Freeze and save for a quick meal.
Yes, you can freeze it. The noodles might break down a little, but it will still be good!
Does the milk have to be at room temp or cold when mixing with the flour.
Either will work! Enjoy!
Made this soup last night-amazing!! My husband and I went on and on about how delicious is it!
I am so glad you loved it!
Great Recipe! Loved it !! Don’t leave it too long to cook otherwise it’s more Like pasta with chicken and soup sauce ^^
This turned out so good. A touch creamy but not heavy. The lemon was the perfect touch!
This soup is delicious! I just made it today and I would only change one thing: It’s a bit thick since you cook the noodles in the soup, so I would add extra broth to thin it out a little. But the flavor is WONDERFUL! Thanks so much for the recipe!
I LOVE this recipe. Have you ever made it at night to use the next day? I am planning to serve it at a potluck and would like to put it in a crock pot. Thoughts?
I have made it the day before and reheated it. I am sure the slow cooker will work too! If it gets too thick, add more broth until you reach desired consistency.
Honestly, I love all the recipes from Maria. Never had a bad one!
Made this soup for lunch today here in NH we’re having a blizzard!
If I want to cook the noodles separately and only combine it when serving in individual bowls, how would you alter the liquids in the recipe? I feel like if I follow the recipe as written without cooking the noodles in the soup that it will turn out too runny. Thank you!
My family LOVES this soup – instant favorite! Thank you so very much for the great recipe, Maria!
My husband hasn’t stopped raving about this soup since I made it two weeks ago. Making it again tonight and he is so excited! Very yummy and so easy to make!
Delicious. I boosted the lemon juice for brightness. Comforting and tasty!
I did the recipe last night. I did end up adding 1 cup of milk and 3 tablespoons on extra milk and flour as the pasta would suck up the water. It turned it out delicious. I used 3 small potatoes I had on hand as I wanted to use them up. I didn’t have thyme so I used oregano. I finished the soup with a few sprinkles on nutmeg as it adds warmth to the creamy soup. I always add nutmeg to any creamy dish. It’s the secret . Thx you again. My twins loved it
Tonight, I wanted to use up items from my freezer and make something rich, yet light and with some healthy elements along with the comfort that comes with a bit of cream and butter. My husband asked what I was making, and I told him it’s a recipe from Two peas and their pod, so it has to be good…and of course, it is GOOD! I even tried a new trick to freeze some cream when its expiration date was approaching, and I used it in the recipe.
Excellent as always! I think every recipe I’ve made from this site has been a keeper! Glad I tried this one as well. Followed recipe exactly.
Glad you are enjoying our recipes!
Creamy, savory, love in a bowl! This recipe is a keeper! ❤️
Could you use the frozen home style egg noodles? Renames
creamy chicken noodle soup delish
thanks for sharing
What makes this recipe so high in sodium?
Use a low sodium chicken broth for a lower sodium option.
We really enjoyed this on a rainy day. Simple, easy, and delicious!
This was very good. I threw in some green beans since I had some that I hadn’t cooked. I was so happy I had everything on hand and didn’t have to mask up and go to store!
My family and I thought this soup was delicious! I love how the lemon gives it a little something extra. My kids already asked me when I’m planning to make it again. Soon, I am sure!!
This was AMAZING! I made a few additions and modifications to the recipe to make it work for our bigger family:
First, I cooked the chicken breast in the chicken stock and then shredded it in the KitchenAid mixer with the paddle (a hack I learned recently!). I followed the recipe to the T until the end when it looked very hearty, but I needed a bit more broth to stretch it out for more people; I added 4 cups of bone broth in addition to adding a cup of chopped up collard greens with the parsley. It was a perfect blend of flavor and consistency. Thank you for this!! This will be part of my regular rotation .
Made this for the first time this week and it was DELICIOUS! I’ve made several of your recipes, from your website and your beautiful cookbook, and they have all been delicious! Will definitely be making this one again to get us through the cold winter.
Thank you for all of your yummy recipes 🙂
My boys love this soup, glad you loved it too! I am so glad you are enjoying our recipes. Thanks for sharing!
So tasty and easy! I love making this when it’s cold outside! Tastes best with saltines !
Hi! Do you think I could make it with leftover spiral ham not glazed? Thank you!
One of my family’s favorite soups! It is so hearty and satisfying. The best part is how easy it is to make.
Fabulous! I made homemade bread bowls with it and it turned out fantastic. Perfect for a chilly day!
I’ve made this twice now (second time was today!), and it’s amazing! We can’t get enough of it! Thank you!!
So glad it’s a favorite!
My family and I absolutely loved this. My husband said it was the best chicken soup I’ve ever made. This is definitely going in my weekly winter rotation.
Made this soup for tonight’s dinner. It was excellent. Very creamy and flavorful. I even forgot the lemon juice at the end but it didn’t seem to matter. Highly recommend this soup.
Excellent chicken soup recipe. Very creamy and flavorful. I even forgot the lemon juice at the end but it didn’t seem to matter. Highly recommend this soup.
DELICIOUS!!!!!! Best creamy chicken noodle soup I’ve ever had!
I am so glad you loved the soup!
Great Soup!! Better than normal chicken noodle!!
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!
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).
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.
I am so glad you love the soup!
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!
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!
Delicious I have made this twice and it doesn’t disappoint!
Excellent soup, great flavor and so easy to make.
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.
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.
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!!
Flavorful and filling! My husband and I swapped the chicken for Turkey (post-Thanksgiving) and really enjoyed this soup.
My boyfriend died and went to heaven eating this… we both loved it!!! Served it up with some homemade bread
Wow!!! This is by far my go chicken noodle soup recipe now! Made it for me and my boyfriend who was feeling under the weather and he loved it so much! It was quick and easy to make which is just what I was looking for!
I just made this soup and it is sooooo good. Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe.
Very yummy! I doubled the recipe and am so happy.
What would be a good vegetarian sub for the chicken in this recipe? Chickpeas?
Sure, you can add chickpeas.
Excellent and easy. Family asked why I did not make a double batch.
Thank you for sharing recipe.
Delicious!!! I am afraid I went easy on the seasonings, so I felt it could have been more flavorful-so, will follow you recipe to the letter next time. I adored the creamy version!
My 11 yr old inhaled it and my husband took one bite and said it was the BEST chicken noodle soup he’s ever had. This recipe is a keeper!
This was SO good. I flipped through a few different “creamy chicken noodle soup” recipes and eventually landed on this one because it seemed the most simple, and it was. The prep takes a little bit of time with veggie chopping, but the cooking part is quick and easy. Aside from the shredded chicken, I really appreciate that I didn’t need to cook any of the other components in separate pots or pans, like the roux or the pasta, like I saw in other recipes. This soup came out exactly the way I was craving on a cold, rainy day. Excellent flavor. Paired with sourdough bread for dipping – *chef’s kiss* 10/10 WILL make again.
SO GOOD!! I have made this twice now, this recipe is melt in your mouth! The only thing I did differently was added an extra cup of liquid, and it still turned out creamy and rich. I didn’t have traditional egg noodles on hand so I broke up a nest of pappardelle as the noodles, which worked very well. This is now my go to chicken soup recipe.
For the extra cup of liquid did you add more chicken broth or milk?
You can add more broth or milk if you want more liquid. I would do half of each.
For make ahead meals, would you suggest leaving out the egg noodles or is it fine to leave them in?
So yummy and comforting!! Didn’t change a thing. I serve with italian or french bread. My whole family loves it — including my teenage boys.
Wow!!! We are constantly trying to find the right chicken noodle soup and this is it! The creaminess with the lemon I added a little chopped fresh dill at the end and man of man! Side note: if you like it soupy add extra broth, milk and cream. It is a thick and hearty but delicious recipe. GREAT JOB
Can you use a milk substitute?
can you substitute half N Half instead of heavy cream?
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3. Same clear plastic bag,filled with leaves & cinched the neck, I wore dark green tights. My husband worked all brown & we sewed or stapled leaves all over him,he was a tree
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This hearty take on chicken noodle soup looks awesome and is the perfect recipe for a soup and salad party I’m having this weekend! Question – If I am making this (in a pot the way you suggest) and having to keep it warm in a crockpot for a few hours before serving, should I make the rest of the soup but wait and put the noodles in 10 minutes before serving? Or are there any other modifications you would suggest if keeping it warm in a crockpot? Thanks!
So good! Made this last week & everyone loved it.
It’s such a good cozy soup!
This soup is delicious! I was looking for a cross between chicken noodle and a creamy type of chowder and came across this tasty version. The whole family, including finicky kids, raved about how good it was. I did use 1/2 & 1/2 instead of cream and added extra chicken to have more protein for both the Type 1 and Type 2 diabetic members of the family and a little chicken seasoning. The lemon really makes all the flavors pop! Served with a large Greek Salad. Perfect!
So glad you loved the soup.
I’m not joking when I say this is the best soup I’ve ever had. The flavors are perfect! I will be making this again and again. So happy I found this! It hit the spot on a chilly November day!
We are happy you found it too!
This was so delicious! My husband and I absolutely loved it. I was a little nervous about the lemon juice so I only added half, but I will definitely be adding the whole amount next time. Thank you for a great recipe!
The lemon brightens it up a little. So glad you enjoyed the soup!
Me and my husband loved this! It’s the perfect soup when you’re sick but still need something hearty. Will definitely make again!
Glad you loved the soup.
Simply delicious on a cold winter day!! I used rotisserie chicken so it was a quick and easy recipe.
We have made this many times and my family loves it! We even had it for Christmas dinner this year!
It’s the best!
It is cold and rainy here, and we decided this would be a great meal to warm up the house as well as ourselves. It is so good, that we are still thinking about it the next day. Very easy to make, and it is rich and creamy, as well as very flavorful. Will be making on repeat!
It’s a favorite for sure!
The whole family loved this soup! My 8 year old gives it 4.5 stars and my 9 year old gives it 5 stars and said “the noodles and the chicken were the best part.”
A family favorite!
5 star recipe all the way! This creamy chicken noodle soup is so delicious! It’s a little time consuming with prep work but then comes together really easily. A keeper for sure!
Delicious. My stock was homemade and actually really good which was a contributing factor. I made it, served it, we loved it and then I realized I forgot the cream! Really it wasn’t needed.
My husband loves this soup. It’s so easy to make don’t even need to look at the recipe. It can also be adjusted to how much of the ingredients you have on hand. I throw peas in at the end for color.
We make this one all of the time.
This has become my favorite soup! I added 1 cup of frozen peas and carrots and some lemon linguine broken into small pieces. All the flavors meld together to make the most flavorful comforting soup. I love this so much I make it weekly! Thank you so much for posting it!