Chase the Cold With Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken noodle soup is my go-to when someone in the house gets sick or even if it's just cold outside. (Photo: Marie C Fields/Shutterstock)

I'm betting there are lots of people who need a good recipe for chicken noodle soup, which has been scientifically proven to make you feel better. Whether it's a cold or the flu that's making the rounds or just some cold weather, this recipe won't let you down.

Prep time: 20 minutes

Total time: 50 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

Chicken Noodle Soup


  • 1 1/4 cup sliced carrots
  • 1 1/4 cup sliced celery
  • 1 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 12 cups chicken broth or stock
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 3 cups diced, cooked chicken
  • 1 1/2 cups wide egg noodles
  • Directions

    1. Pour broth in large stock pot, add salt and poultry seasoning and bring to a boil
    2. Stir in carrots, celery, and onion. Reduce to a simmer, cover and cook for 20 minutes
    3. Mix cornstarch in cold water until completely dissolved. Add, a little at a time, to the soup, stirring constantly (do not just dump it in at once — you’ll end up with pieces of congealed rubber-like things in your soup — I know this through experience)
    4. Add chicken and heat through
    5. Cook noodles in a large pot of water — undercook them by a minute or two, and add to the soup.

    As with most recipes, this can be made with all organic ingredients if you want to make organic chicken noodle soup.

    Notes: This makes a very large pot of soup. There will plenty for my family tonight, leftovers for the boys’ lunches tomorrow and even enough to share.

    I’ve made it a habit to always give away some soup when I make it myself. It just seems right. Sometimes, I give it to my mom. Sometimes I’ll give it to the crossing guard at the boys’ school. (I think the crossing guard will be getting some today as a thanks for standing out in this cold!)