Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

This chicken soup recipe is particularily good especially when you have a cold. Substitute and use turkey if it is available.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large heavy bottom cooking pot, heat olive oil and butter over medium-high heat.
  2. Add onions, leeks, carrots celery and garlic and cook, stirring for about 3 minutes or until vegetables are slightly softened but not browned.
  3. Add chicken broth, water, bay leaf, thyme and rosemary.
  4. Bring to boil.
  5. Cut chicken into bite size pieces and add to soup along with the diced mushrooms.
  6. Add noodles and bring soup to boil.
  7. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until noodles are tender and the chicken is cooked through.
  8. Remove bay leaf and discard.
  9. Stir in parsley, salt and pepper.
  10. Adjust seasonings to taste.
  11. Serve soup hot.
  12. Refrigerate any unused portions.
  13. NOTE: Homemade Chicken or Turkey Stock is so much better than purchased broth.


Most Helpful

Excellent! Homemade chicken soup is our favorite cure-all. DH was on his way back from a business meeting after having had a very "unsettled" night probably the result of eating raw oysters. I wanted to try something different without losing the character of the classic version. Adding thyme and rosemary was the magic touch! I made the recipe by cooking bone-in chicken breasts in the water broth mixture with the bay leaf, thyme and rosemary. I removed them, chopped the meat and returned the chicken to the broth. I added the veggies and noodles and finished the soup as directed. DH just kept saying "oh, this is so good!" After 3 helpings he went to bed as a very happy man. Thank you Uncle Bill for this "magic recipe".

Lorac September 19, 2003

Excellent. I made with all homemade stock. Very flavorful. My biggest mistake was making it about 20 minutes too early, so the pasta got a little overcooked sitting in hot liquid. Will make again soon & just do it last minute. Thanks Bill.

SB6 October 29, 2010

Wonderful flavor blends that are really accented nicely due to the tymme and rosemary. I used home made canned turkey. (1 pint). I did omit the mushroom and leek. A nice comfort food for this time of year where there's still a little nip in the air. Made for Spice of the Month in the French Forum - rosemary~

CoffeeB April 03, 2010

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