Chicken Noodle Soup is good for the heart, good for the soul….good when everyone in our household has been sick for 6 days straight!

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Poor little Kenya got a bronchial infection at one of the kid play spaces (a.k.a “germ factories”) I take him to and within days everyone in our house was down for the count. Since there’s little you can do medicinally for kids Kenya’s age, out came my homemade ginger-lemon-honey tea and my personal favorite, chicken noodle soup.


Almost nothing seems to taste good when you’re sick, but there’s something about chicken noodle soup that always makes you feel better. For years doctors have deemed it medicinal, and I have to agree. I always considered my recipe for chicken soup fast, easy and fresh, but I became a true pro at making it day after day this week to feed my “patients”. Chock full of carrots, celery and leeks, I got smart this time and made a huge batch for the freezer for the next time we’re all down for the count.


Chicken Noodle Soup

Comforting and warm, this Chicken Noodle Soup is one of my go-to recipes when the weather starts to get chilly and we all just want to be warmed up from the inside out.
4.80 from 5 votes
Servings: 4
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 32 ounces (1 box) low sodium chicken stock
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 leek, white and light green part thinly sliced (about 1 cup)
  • 2 large chicken breasts or thighs, bone in
  • 2 teaspooons Vegit or other salt-free herb seasoning
  • 1 cup egg noodles or pasta, cooked


  • Heat chicken stock in a large pot over a high heat and bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer.
  • Add the carrots, celery, leeks, chicken breast, Vegit and cook for 25 minutes.
  • Remove the chicken breast, cool and tear or chop into bite size pieces.
  • Add the egg noodles and chicken to the broth to warm through, about 2-3 minutes and serve. 


Calories: 290kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 750mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g
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Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


  1. What a great list of soups!! That cheesy cheddar soup is a HUGE hit at our house — we add mushrooms and red diced bell peppers. We like it better than broccoli cheddar. Thanks so much for participating with us this week!
    Regards Hannah Flack

  2. As always, a delicious recipe. I doubled it so we’d have extra and I didn’t have leeks so I sauted onions instead with a little garlic. So comforting this time of year.

  3. Yes, I think it would work beautifully in a crock pot! Chicken breast takes 2-4 hours to cook in the crock pot on low heat!

  4. The sure way to cook chicken breast as seen on America’s Test Kitchen is to start with the chicken and stock in a cold pot and bring to boil and then simmer till chicken reads at 165

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  6. Vegit just adds more seasoning, you can avoid putting it in and just season with some salt to taste

  7. whole foods sells vegit. i think in the seasoning aisle. you can also order from amazon. it’s a little pricey, but probably worth it if you plan to cook with it a lot

  8. I’ve not heard of Vegit. What is it and where do I find it, please? I live in the Metro area of MN. Thanks!

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