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Easy Homemade Chicken Soup

Something about Homemade Chicken Soup just says "I love you." It's the original, and some seriously awesome, comfort food. Make this easy recipe today!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Soup
Servings: 4 -6 servings
Author: Marybeth Feutz

Ingredients

  • 2 carrots sliced
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 1 stalk celery sliced
  • 1 medium potato peeled and chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 5 cups chicken broth or enough to cover all vegetables
  • 1 pound chicken
  • 4 ounces wide noodles uncooked

Instructions

  • In a large stockpot, combine carrots, onion, celery, potato, bay leaf, thyme, salt, and pepper.
  • **If you are using uncooked chicken, add it now. If your chicken is already cooked, refrigerate it until later.
  • Add chicken broth. Cover, and bring the soup to a boil.
  • When boiling, lower the heat and simmer, covered, for 30-40 minutes, until the vegetables are tender.
  • **If you put your chicken in earlier, remove it now. Let it rest until it is cool enough to handle. Remove the meat from the bones, and chop into bite-sized pieces.
  • Remove the bay leaf and discard.
  • Return the soup to boiling. Add noodles, and add cooked chicken to the soup.
  • Cook for 5-7 minutes, until noodles are tender.