Creamy Semi-Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup

The Spruce

Ratings (64)
  • Total: 55 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yield: 8 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
667 Calories
56g Fat
18g Carbs
24g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Here's a quick and easy chicken noodle soup recipe, and it's hearty enough for a family meal. Condensed soups and some real cream make this soup rich and creamy while adding fabulous flavor. But it isn't all convenience foods; fresh chopped vegetables, some herbs, and frozen peas and carrots make it nutritious, colorful, and full-flavored. 

Serve this delicious chicken noodle soup for lunch or dinner, along with crackers or biscuits and a tossed salad. Feel free to use broken linguini or spaghetti in this dish instead of noodles. Or add about 1 cup of cooked rice to the soup. See the tips and variations for more ideas.

Ingredients

Steps to Make It

Gather The Ingredients

Creamy Semi-Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup ingredients

In a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat, melt the butter. Add onion and celery and sauté until onion is tender.

Creamy Semi-Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
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Add the parsley, chicken, chicken broth, soups, poultry seasoning, thyme, and pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 20 minutes.

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Add the frozen peas and carrots, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes longer.

Creamy Semi-Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup recipe

Stir in the cream or half-and-half, along with the cooked noodles; add salt to taste. Heat through.

Creamy Semi-Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
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Serve the soup with crackers or hot baked biscuits, or top it with croutons or oyster crackers.

Creamy Semi-Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
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Tips and Variations

Use diced meat from a rotisserie chicken or buy a package of refrigerated roasted chicken breast strips.

Replace the peas and carrots with a package of mixed vegetables.

Replace the noodles with broken spaghetti or about 1/2 cup of ditalini or another small pasta shape.