Magic Chicken Noodle Soup

cute owl mug bowl with chicken noodle soup and bread

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.

cute owl mug bowl with chicken noodle soup and bread

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.

Sweet wishes,

Magic Chicken Noodle Soup

Staci at Random Sweets
Chicken noodle soup warms the soul and just makes you feel better. Now that you know how easy it is to make it at home, you'll never buy a can again.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 159 kcal


  • 3 cups rotisserie chicken, fully cooked and shredded (skin removed), or 1 pound skinless chicken breasts fully 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
  • teaspoons salt
  • teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 cups uncooked extra wide egg noodles, or your choice of pasta noodles
  • 1 tsp turmeric, optional


  • 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 almost fork tender. Add the marjoram and thyme. Sauté another two minutes.
  • Stir in fully cooked chicken, salt, pepper, turmeric (if using), noodles and broth. Cook until hot, approximately 15 minutes.


Calories: 159kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 16gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 493mgPotassium: 324mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 1432IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 25mgIron: 1mg
Keyword chicken breast, chicken broth, comfort food, rotisserie chicken

All text and images © Staci Mergenthal • Random Sweets

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  1. 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!

    1. 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. 🙂

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