Chef John’s Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

Chef John’s Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

Chicken soup


“This soul-warming soup is deliciously simple — just chicken and noodles. What makes it so good is the homemade roasted chicken stock.” Author: Chef John Total Time: 40 m

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Yield: 8 
Serving size: 8
Calories per serving: 64

1 tablespoon butter 
1/2 cup diced carrot 
1/2 cup diced onion 
1/2 cup diced celery 
1 pinch salt 
1/4 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves 
2 tablespoons melted chicken fat 
2 quarts roasted chicken broth (see footnote for recipe link) 
4 ounces uncooked wide egg noodles 
2 cooked boneless chicken breasts halves, cubed 
1 pinch cayenne pepper (optional) 
1 pinch salt and ground black pepper to taste 

Cooking weights and measures
Melt butter in a large soup pot over medium heat. Stir in carrot, onion, celery, salt, and fresh thyme. Stir in chicken fat; cook and stir until the onions turn soft and translucent, 5 to 6 minutes.

Stir in roasted chicken broth and bring to a boil.

Season to taste with salt, if necessary; stir in egg noodles and cook until tender, about 5 minutes.

Stir in cooked chicken breast meat and simmer until heated through about 5 minutes. Season with cayenne pepper, salt and black pepper to taste.


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