Chicken Soup Noodles

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Remember when I made these cheesy chicken noodles? That dish actually started out as this one, but sometimes I get distracted by cheese.

I also get distracted by excessively slurping noodles out of the soup pot, even when it’s actually not a soup pot. Because this is chicken noodle soup is actually chicken soup noodles.

Wait, read that again. I know you read it too fast because I’m a teacher and I know these things. #seriousface

Chicken. Soup. Noodles.

Chicken Soup Noodles

Like Chicken Noodle Soup, but without all the boring broth! Yes, I said boring broth. Bo-ring.

You guys. There’s no boring at this party. Saucy noodles, fresh vegetables and herbs, and shredded chicken are all hanging out together for this cozy one-pot meal.

Party in the (not) soup pot! BYOBowl.

Chicken Soup Noodles

4.8 from 11 reviews
Chicken Soup Noodles
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Serves: 6-8
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 large carrots, peeled and sliced thinly
  • 3 celery stalks, sliced thinly
  • ¾ cup chopped onion
  • 49 ounces chicken broth (about 6 cups)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • ⅓ cup cold water
  • 1 lb. package egg noodles
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoon thyme
  • 2 teaspoon parsley
  • 2 cups cooked, shredded chicken
  • 3-4 green onions, thinly sliced
  1. Heat 1 tbs. olive oil in a large soup pot over medium high heat. Add the vegetables and saute until tender crisp, about 3-5 minutes, depending on how thinly they are sliced. Add chicken broth to the pot and simmer for about 20 minutes.
  2. Dissolve the cornstarch in the cold water. Add mixture to the broth. Add the noodles and bring to a rolling boil. Check noodles every few minutes and remove from heat when noodles are mostly cooked. The noodles will continue to soften after you stop the boiling. If you boil for too long, they'll get mushy and break apart easily.
  3. Add butter and herbs and stir to combine. Mix in chicken and season with salt and pepper. Mixture will thicken slightly as it cools; there should be enough of a thick broth to cover everything but not enough to be runny. Stir in green onions just before serving.
You can also use a rotisserie chicken instead of cooking and shredding your own. I didn't like the rotisserie chicken as much, though, because it was kinda greasy.

It might be impossible to ever have too much cheese. But if it’s possible, it’s happening in my fridge right now courtesy of Bon Appetite overflow.

Does cheese go bad? It gets better with age, right?

And assuming it’s still edible, what do I make with it? Raclette, White Cheddar, Havarti, Fontina, and Parmesan… gang’s all there. Halp.

Sincerely, Loving Mother of 5 Cheeses

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  1. I love this idea of the noodles only! Why has it never been done (at least that I know of!) I want to try it – the kids will be grateful it’s not another freaky tomato dish (we are on tomato overload right now!)
    As far as all those cheeses? My friend just served me Raclette (Swedish style) a couple weeks ago – fresh veggies all cut up, then topped with sliced Raclette, then broiled to bubbly brown perfection (you can add in diced meat as well, but you sort of don’t need it with all that cheesy heaven going on). She served it over boiled baby potatoes, but I could go for it with fresh crusty bread too. Just sayin’. It’s an idea.

  2. Yum. I might try a veggie version of this :)

    We have a great fontina and farro recipe that we love: The photo is a bit bland, but the taste is wonderful!

  3. This looks fabulous and so comforting. Something I could totally see myself making on a night in or on a night I need to feel homey :)

  4. Lindsay, I HEART this idea!

  5. Genius! The noodles are always my favourite part anyway and who wants to faff around with all that broth? Not me!

  6. This looks fantastic!

  7. The broth IS boring! So smart to just eliminate it! :)
    Cheese…hmmmm you should make a 5-cheese mac or grilled cheese or fondue or just eat it with crackers. Can you tell I’m from Wisconsin?!

    • I am dying just imagining a 5 cheese grilled cheese. I think we might have to do it. I’m glad you’ve kept your WI roots even though you’re Hollywood now. 😉

  8. Yeeeah, bring on the noodles!! Love this idea. 😉

  9. broth is boring! that’s why i hated soup for years. now i know soup does not HAVE to equal broth. :)

    and i second sara’s raclette idea. delicious!!

  10. Looks so good! My family would love this I just know it… puttin’ it on the weekend meal planner! ohhh yeahhh:)

  11. Brilliant! The broth is totally overrated.
    Just curious…is it really supposed to be 49 ounces of chicken broth or did your finger slip and hit 9 instead of 0? I only ask because it’s such an odd amount of ounces! 😉

  12. I just saw this on Pinterest this morning!! Looks so good!! :)

  13. It looks awesome and reminds me of the homemade noodles my grandma used to make (on those cold MN winter days)…beautiful photos, too, of course!

  14. Awesome idea! I bet this would be super popular with my kids! I know I’d love it 😀

  15. oooh! the noodles are my favorite part of the soup. this is such a fantastic rainy season meal.

  16. My big sister always left the broth behind – still does I think! She would love this…although I, like you, might get distracted by cheese :)

  17. The broth IS boring. You are a genius.

  18. Perfect Timing! We’re making this tonight!

  19. Lizabeth K. says:

    This looks so cozy!!

  20. hmmmm… this recipe looks familiar :) glad to see it’s made its debut… I need to break this recipe out again, thanks for the reminder. I also need to send to Landon’s aunt, she’d love to know her recipe made it into a successful food blog :)

  21. I made this tonight and it came together so quickly and was way more than I expected (not that I thought it wouldn’t be good!) I rarely make chicken noodle soup because I’m not a broth person but why didn’t I think of this?? It was wonderful and it goes into the rotation. The only thing I did differently was swap out the thyme for just a little bit of rosemary. Thanks for the quick and delicious dinner!

    • Awesome! So glad you liked it Kelli! I took a guess at the serving size when I typed this in because it had been a week or two since I had made it, and I’ve also halved it before, so it was getting confused in my mind as to which amount was the half and which was the full. Was 6-8 servings pretty accurate for you?

  22. I made Barley with no broth tonight for dinner … I was too hungry so no pic … I knew I didn’t have enough broth for it to be a soup (I had the 10 minute kind) … I was actually excited … I happen to love soup, broth, consomme, etc. but for some reason the no broth barley is a winner in my book … :)

  23. oooh these sounds excellent. They remind my of those Lipton noodle packets that I used to devour in college. But in a good way!

  24. I’m usually a total soup fan, but when it comes to chicken noodle, I definitely think it’s boring. Love this alternative!

  25. What a fabulous play on a classic dish. Can’t wait to give it a try…

  26. By the way, we did end up making this last night (we’re also in mpls), and it was a great hit with the kids! They even asked for seconds and took it to school today for their lunches!

  27. Maureen, Milwaukee says:

    This recipe is a bang-your-head-why didn’t-i-think-of -that wonder! Thanks so much – great pics and wonderful recipe.

  28. Fun! Love this idea, looks super delicious! :)

  29. What a great idea, I can’t wait to try it. I also love the photo with the food on the fork.

  30. OMG I just came across your site on pinterest and had to have your app! Everything looks amazing. I am def. going to have to make this.

  31. What a great idea! My kids would love this, they are so tired of soup for dinner this time of year and this might actually fool them! Thanks for sharing.

  32. Love this comforting meal. Love your dishes too:)

  33. OH wow THIS IS AWESOME! Yes, I meant to write it that way coz that’s kinda like how it sounded when I said it. 😀 I haven’t tried it yet but I am definitely going too. I love your bowl!

  34. As I continue to browse through your blog, I am always impressed. I do LIKE broth, though, especially when it is homemade. I do also LOVE noodles, which goes back to my childhood… I won’t go any further with that!
    I am making soup to eat at work, but could I live without broth and still call it soup?
    More deep pondering may happen, but not in public.

  35. i made this and it was YUMMO!! so good and not super heavy!!

  36. these look yummy and I am dying to make this. My favorite part are the noodles. thanks for sharing.

    • Absolutely! If you love doughy noodles (the thicker kind) I’d recommend using “homestyle” egg noodles. I had to go to a different grocery store to get them, but it was worth it. They were so good!

  37. Yummy! Made this for dinner and really enjoyed it! Thanks!!

  38. This looks gorgeous!!

  39. Lovely recipe. There is nothing I know that warms you more than a big bowl of warm soup. Here’s one you might like to try.
    Thanks for sharing :)

  40. I made this earlier tonight and it was everything my taste buds have been seeking and more! Thanks so much!

  41. Kathryn says:

    I just made these noodles and they are delicious! Even though it is the middle of the summer, I have been wanting to make chicken noodle soup. When I found this recipe I thought it might be a good alternative and well I might never make normal chicken noodle soup again!

  42. Thank you for the great recipe! My son loved chicken noodle soup without the soup, but I never thought to do this. We all gobbled it up so fast- I made it for the first time this weekend- and my family has already requested it again. I enjoy your blog-keep these good recipes coming!

  43. Hi, I want to try this recipe, but I wanted to clarify: are the two teaspoons each of thyme and parsley referring to dried thyme and dried parsley? Thanks.

  44. this will definitely be on our dinner meal rotation! This was so good.

  45. I tell you what…You make magic on plates. I am hooked like a fish on your website. I have already drooled on my MacBook for everything you’ve made…Now I’m off to the store for a weeks worth of your delicious meals!

    Keep the goodness coming….My family will heart you for it <3

  46. I have become a total Pinch of Yum FANATIC!! I have loved cooking for as long as I can remember & have been on a total Barefoot Contessa kick for years UNTIL I discovered Lindsay & her amazing recipes. Any time my husband or sons (24 & 22) ask what’s for dinner & I simply reply “Pinch of Yum” they need no further details because seriously EVERY dish I have made from POY have been fanfabulicious!! These Soupy Chicken Noodles was no exception….YUM!! I did make a teeny mistake of making ahead & refrigerating it, so the “soupy” part absorbed into the noodles (I liked it best when I made it) but even that didn’t deter from the flavor! SOOOO good! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE Lindsay & Bjork….Don’t ever leave us!!! P.S. Skinny Veggie Lasagna IN the crockpot as I type & the house smells divine….;)

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