Recipe: Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup (Back to School)

I made this homemade chicken noodle soup yesterday and it was gobbled up by both of my girls. They also requested a bowl of soup as a snack which was pretty impressive considering they could choose from a variety of fruit we had on hand.

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup with a Back to School Twist

Adding alphabet noodles in place of regular soup noodles makes it fun and great for kids heading back to school. For this recipe, I used carrots and celery from our garden, but frozen vegetables can also be used.

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
Serves 8
By adding some Alphabet noodles, you can turn this classic comfort food into a back-to-school celebration for the kids.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1 hr 15 min
Total Time
1 hr 30 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1 hr 15 min
Total Time
1 hr 30 min
  1. 1 Rotisserie Chicken
  2. Chicken broth or cubes
  3. 16 cups water
  4. 1 tbsp Basil
  5. 1 1/2 tbsp Chives
  6. 2 Bay Leaves
  7. 2 tsp Parsley flakes
  8. 2 cups Soup Noodles
  9. 1 cup Carrots
  10. 1 cup Peas
  11. 1/2 cup Celery
  1. Remove the meat from the chicken, cube it, and set aside for later (do not use the skin, you can throw that away).
  2. Put the water, chicken bone, chicken broth cubes, basil, chives, bay leaves, and parsley in a pot and bring to a boil.
  3. Remove all of the bones and bay leaves and discard.
  4. You may need to add in 1-2 cups of water here if there is a lot of evaporation, or the soup tastes too strong (I added two cups).
  5. Turn down to a soft boil and cook for one hour.
  6. Add in the cubed chicken, soup noodles, carrots, peas, and celery and cook for 12 minutes, then serve.
  1. I used a herb rotisserie chicken instead of a barbecued flavour. The herbs went well with the soup.
  2. Add the chicken stock cubes slowly while the bones are cooking for the hour so you don't over do it.
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  • Avatar Ava Nov 27, 2018, 12:54 am

    Chicken noodle soup are my favorite. It’s look so refreshing and delicious. I’m gonna give this a try tomorrow.

  • Avatar Sheri Sep 12, 2013, 12:53 pm

    Thank you Joan.

  • Avatar Sheri Sep 12, 2013, 12:53 pm

    Thanks Erin. The girls ate it up (literally!) ;)

  • Avatar Sheri Sep 12, 2013, 12:52 pm

    Me too Julia. Its one of the first things I start making when the weather gets that chill.

  • Avatar Holly Messana Sep 6, 2013, 1:38 pm

    Looks yummy, my kids all love soup and I seem to run out of great ideas for new soups. Will give this a try.