Chicken Noodle Soup


Last week, Dan called to tell me he was starting the drive back to Ithaca from Columbus. “If I were already home, I’d have to take a sick day. I feel horrible. Instead, I have to drive for 7 hours.”

Poor Dan. In an attempt to make him feel better after driving for that long with a head cold, I made sure a pot of hot chicken noodle soup was nearly ready when he arrived.

He’s feeling better now, but now I have the cold. Looks like I need to break out the leftovers!


Chicken Noodle Soup

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Yield: Serves 10-12

Chicken Noodle Soup

This is the perfect soup for any fall or winter sick-day. It makes a lot of soup, so freeze some for your next sick day (which hopefully won't be soon!)


  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large leek, sliced
  • 6-7 large carrots, unpeeled and sliced
  • 12 cups chicken stock
  • 3 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • Meat from one 3-4 pound chicken, cooked and shredded
  • 1 bunch kale, chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 3 cups egg noodles
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Warm the olive oil in a large stockpot over medium heat. Add the leeks and carrots and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables begin to brown and soften.
  2. Add the stock and rosemary, cover and bring to a boil. Remove the lid and allow to simmer for 30-35 minutes. Using tongs or a slotted spoon, remove the rosemary sprigs.
  3. Add the chicken, kale and egg noodles to the stockpot. Cook for 10-15 minutes. Stir and season to taste with salt and pepper.


  1. says

    Thanks for the reminder! I’ve bought all of the ingredients to make chicken noodle soup but ended up making chicken pot pie instead. But soup weather is here and I’m ready for it. I wonder if eating it while healthy will keep cooties away? Can’t hurt right? Feel better soon!

  2. Kristie says

    You are saving the day over here!

    Chris was sick with a head cold last week and now I have it too… and all I could think about last night was that I needed to get my hands on some homemade chicken noodle soup! Hope you are feeling better already :).

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