Quick Chicken Noodle Soup

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

From "The Best Freezer Cookbook". This is a very simple soup. My kids actually prefer it with no carrots or peas. Just chicken and noodles. I find the noodles I use in the kosher section of my supermarket.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.
  2. Add carrots and cook for 3 minutes.
  3. Add green onions then broth, bayleaf, salt and pepper.
  4. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 5 minutes or until carrots are almost done.
  5. Bring back to a boil and add noodles, chicken and peas.
  6. Simmer for 5 minutes or until noodles are tender.
  7. Remove bay leaf and taste for seasoning.
  8. Serve.
  9. To freeze: I freeze this by adding the chicken and peas in step 5 but not adding the noodles until I reheat it. They tend to absorb a lot of the broth. You can add them before freezing, just add more broth upon thawing and heating. Cool, ladle into freezer containers. Seal, label and freeze for up to 3 months.
  10. Thaw in microwave or overnight in the fridge.
Most Helpful

Very nice - I made a few changes such as using 2 teaspoons of margarine instead of 2 tablespoons of butter; I did not add more salt and I used thinly sliced celery instead of frozen peas, the noodles I used were spaghettini. I also let the finished soup sit on very low heat for about 1 hr. after cooking and before serving. Having said all that - is it the same recipe??? I believe it is and the changes were in part my taste/health and in part an experiment (that worked)

Shahana June 10, 2008

Thanks for a quick recipe. I made this at the last minute upon the request of my hubby who was fighting a cold and it turned out great. Very nice flavor. I did not add the green onions, since I didn't have any on hand and used whole wheat angel hair spaghetti, but other than that, followed the recipe.

Chef de Sucre February 11, 2010

Very good! My DH is fighting a bad cold and requested some chicken soup. Since he's not a campbell's fan, I knew I could find a good one at zaar...And that I did. Quick, easy, and delicious. I didn't have peas so I didn't add them. To make the process quicker, I shredded the carrots in my food processor. thx for a qreat, quick recipe!!!

Beckster1496 September 13, 2007