Quick Chicken Noodle Soup

This image courtesy of Joseph DeLeo

This soothing and satisfying soup is made in minutes with chicken left from Sunday’s roast.




Make Ahead RecipeYes

Recipe CourseAppetizer, Main Course

Dietary ConsiderationPeanut Free, Soy Free, Tree Nut Free

MealDinner, Lunch

MoodStressed, Tired

Taste and TextureLight, Meaty, Savory

Type of DishChicken Soup, Soup


  • 2 tbsp (25 ml) butter 
  • 1 cup (250 ml) diced carrots 
  • 4 green onions, sliced 
  • 5 cups (1.25 L) chicken broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt and pepper 
  • 4 oz (125 g) very thin egg noodles
  • 1 cup (250 ml) diced cooked chicken 
  • ½ cup (125 ml) frozen peas 


  1. In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add carrots and cook for 3 minutes. Stir in green onions. Gradually stir in broth. Add bay leaf and salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, cover and simmer for 3 to 5 minutes or until the carrots are almost tender.

  2. Return soup to a boil. Add noodles, chicken and peas; simmer, uncovered, for 3 to 5 minutes until chicken is heated through and noodles are tender. Remove bay leaf and season to taste.

  3. To freeze: Let soup cool. Ladle into freezer containers. Seal, label and date. Freeze for up to 3 months.

  4. To serve: Thaw soup in microwave or in refrigerator overnight.

  5. From Rose Murray: Quick Chicken

Notes :

  1. Freezer Tip:

    This soup is super fast and easy to prepare using cooked chicken from your freezer. You can also freeze the finished soup. Although its texture won’t be quite as good, it will taste great.


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