Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
I love a great bowl of chicken noodle soup. And not just when I’m not feeling well. (Although, it certainly does make me feel better when I’m under the weather.)

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 2 - Tbsp olive oil
  • 6 - boneless chicken thighs
  • 4 - whole carrots
  • 2 - celery stalk(s)
  • 1 - small white onion(s)
  • 1 - tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 - tsp dried thyme
  • 6 - cup(s) chicken stock
  • - Salt and pepper
  • 8 - oz. small shell pasta**
  • Side: - salad**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Peel and chop the carrots. Chop the celery. Chop the onion.
  2. In a large saucepan or stockpot, add the olive oil and saute chicken thighs with the chopped carrots, celery and onions and with the garlic powder and thyme, until the onions begin to sweat and chicken begins to brown. Pour in the chicken stock and bring to bubbling. Boil for about 10 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. Then shred the chicken thighs in the soup with 2 forks.
  3. Return the soup to a slow boil and add the pasta. (If it appears that most of the pasta is sticking out of the liquid, add 1 cup of water for the pasta to absorb.) Cook at a rolling boil for 8 minutes, or until al dente.
  4. Remove the soup immediately from the stovetop, to keep the pasta from overcooking. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Ladle soup into serving bowls.
  5. Prepare the salad.
  6. Serve Chicken Noodle Soup with salad.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Peel and chop 8 whole carrots. Chop 4 celery stalks. Chop 2 onions.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 6 chicken thighs
  • Half of the chopped carrots
  • Half of the chopped celery
  • Half of the chopped onion
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 6 cups chicken stock

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring all of the contents of the baggie into large saucepan or Dutch oven. Bring to bubbling and cook for 10 minutes, then shred chicken. Add pasta and cook another 8 to 10 minutes.

Special notes

You can replace the chicken thighs with small boneless chicken breasts. Also, if all the chicken stock will not fit into your baggie, add a note to the label of how much to add at the time of cooking.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when made with gluten-free pasta.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and add contents of baggie to large saucepan or Dutch oven. Bring to bubbling and cook for 10 minutes, then shred the chicken. Add the pasta and cook about 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente.
Serve with salad.