Grandma’s Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

There’s nothing quite like a warm bowl of chicken noodle soup on a cold day, and this recipe is one of the best.

Passed down from my grandma, it’s a classic comfort food that is both delicious and nutritious.

Here is how to make grandma’s chicken noodle soup:


  • 1 whole chicken (about 4 pounds), cut into pieces
  • 12 cups of water
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 4 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 4 stalks of celery, sliced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon of dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 ounces of egg noodles


  1. In a large pot or Dutch oven, add the chicken pieces and cover with water. Bring to a boil and reduce the heat to low. Simmer for about an hour or until the chicken is cooked through and tender.
  2. Remove the chicken from the pot and let it cool. Once cool enough to handle, remove the meat from the bones and shred it into bite-sized pieces.
  3. Strain the chicken stock through a fine-mesh strainer into another pot or bowl. Discard any solids.
  4. In the same pot used to cook the chicken, add the onions, carrots, celery, and garlic. Sauté over medium heat until the vegetables are soft and fragrant, about 5-7 minutes.
  5. Add the bay leaf, thyme, oregano, salt, and pepper to the pot. Stir to combine.
  6. Pour the chicken stock back into the pot with the vegetables and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and let it simmer for about 10 minutes.
  7. Add the egg noodles to the pot and cook until tender, about 8-10 minutes.
  8. Add the shredded chicken back to the pot and cook for a few more minutes until the chicken is heated through.
  9. Taste and adjust the seasoning as needed.
  10. Serve hot and enjoy!

Serving Suggestions

This chicken noodle soup is perfect for a cozy night in or for serving to family and friends.

Here are a few serving suggestions to try:

  • Serve with crusty bread or crackers for dipping.
  • Add some chopped fresh parsley or thyme to the soup before serving for added flavor and color.
  • Make a big batch and freeze it for later.


Grandma’s chicken noodle soup is a classic comfort food that is both delicious and nutritious.

It’s easy to make and perfect for warming up on a cold day.

Give this recipe a try and taste the love that has been passed down through generations.


  1. Can I use chicken breasts instead of a whole chicken?

Yes, you can use bone-in chicken breasts instead of a whole chicken. Adjust the cooking time accordingly.

  1. Can I use different vegetables in the soup?

Yes, you can use any vegetables you like in the soup. Consider adding potatoes, parsnips, or mushrooms for added flavor and nutrition.

  1. Can I make this soup in a slow cooker?

Yes, you can make this soup in a slow cooker. Add all the ingredients except for the noodles and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours. Add the noodles in the last 30 minutes of cooking.

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