Magic Chicken Noodle Soup
It’s a mystery to me why chicken noodle soup warms the soul and seems to have healing powers that even the kids recognize. The first time I made a batch of homemade chicken noodle soup, my son happened to be sick. But after he ate the soup, he felt so much better that he started calling it magic chicken noodle soup. Hmmm. Sounds like the making of a new children’s book…
Full disclosure, I use store-bought chicken broth so it’s not full-on homemade soup. But, it’s better than any canned soup, and with the fresh carrots and celery, it’s a meal you’ll be happy to serve your family. Just remember to add the dash of magic.
This recipe makes a large enough batch for a couple of family meals and a few lunches.
People often ask me where I got the adorable owl mugs. TJMaxx or HomeGoods, of course!
Want more soup recipes for the cold days?
Try hearty ham and bean soup.
Or a huge mug of rainy day chili topped with cheese, sour cream, and corn chips.
Magic Chicken Noodle Soup
- 3 cups rotisserie chicken, cooked and shredded (skin removed), or 1 pound skinless chicken breasts cooked and shredded
- ¾ cup diced carrots
- ½ cup diced celery
- ¼ cup finely diced yellow onion
- 2 tablespoons salted butter
- 80 ounces chicken broth, 10 cups
- 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1½ teaspoons salt
- ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
- 3 cups uncooked extra wide egg noodles, or your choice of pasta noodles
- Cook egg noodles according to package directions. Drain. Set aside.
- In a large stockpot over medium heat, sauté the carrot, celery and onion in butter until tender.
- Stir in chicken, seasonings, noodles and broth. Cook until hot, approximately 15 minutes.
All text and images © Staci Mergenthal • Random Sweets
Trying this out on my boyfriend!! it is simmering as i type!!! He has a mans cold,lol…. hope this helps!! i think i might add some green chilis to this and some garlic, we like things spicy in the tx/nm!
Ah yes, the “man’s cold” requires some pretty potent TLC. *wink*wink* How’d it work out?
can this be done in the crock? raw chicken breast then shred them and put back in
where did you get the bowls?
Hi Opal – They are from one of my favorite stores – TJMaxx. They are brand 222 Fifth, collection Enchanted Woods.
Add a dash of cayenne Pepper and it will kick any cold to the curb!
For a little more “magic” add a tablespoon or more of hot salsa! Really helps the sinuses!
Great idea! I’m thinking a few dashes of hot sauce would do the trick also. Thanks!
My husband has a bad cold, so I’ll be testing the magic on him. *fingers crossed* Thanks for sharing!
I hope it works! My kids swear by it. He may like it so much that he “magically” doesn’t get better for a few days. 🙂 Good luck. Staci
Like Amanda, I’d love to know where you got the mugs!
Hi Kathy. I lucked out once at TJMaxx. They are just the cutest!
Where in the world did you get those cute owl mugs? =)
Super cute! They are from one of my favorite stores on Earth – TJMaxx. They are brand 222 Fifth, collection Enchanted Woods. I suppose I shouldn’t tell you that I also found matching dessert plates sometime later. 🙂
Sounds and looks delicious! I think I’m going to have to test the magic powers of this soup. If anything has the ability to be “magic” I’m sure this soup is it.
I think I might be coming down with something…….hmmmmm?