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Homestyle Chicken Noodle Soup

Homestyle Chicken Noodle Soup - Classic chicken noodle soup that will leave you feeling so good, so warm, so cozy. Perfect for sick days and cold nights!!!

Classic chicken noodle soup that will leave you feeling so good, so warm, so cozy. Perfect for sick days and cold nights!!!

Homestyle Chicken Noodle Soup - Classic chicken noodle soup that will leave you feeling so good, so warm, so cozy. Perfect for sick days and cold nights!!!

It’s the dead of winter. 33 degrees F all week. Snow and ice piles everywhere. And it’s only January, meaning we basically have about 3-4 months of winter left.

And now that I am officially a Midwest resident, that basically translates to having this chicken noodle soup on the regular all. winter. long. It’s so warm, so cozy, and so soothing during these chilly nights.

Homestyle Chicken Noodle Soup - Classic chicken noodle soup that will leave you feeling so good, so warm, so cozy. Perfect for sick days and cold nights!!!

Now this recipe uses bone-in, skinless chicken breasts which means it will take a little longer than usual for the chicken to cook through.

But don’t worry, it yields the most flavorful stock and the most tender chicken bites (so it’s absolutely worth the extra time), doctored up with fresh dill and freshly squeezed lemon juice for a little bit of jazz. SO SO GOOD.

Homestyle Chicken Noodle Soup

Classic chicken noodle soup that will leave you feeling so good, so warm, so cozy. Perfect for sick days and cold nights!!!

20 minutes50 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 cups chicken stock
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Kosher salt freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 1/2 pounds bone-in, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 1/2 cups wide egg noodles
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice, or more, to taste


  1. Melt butter in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion, carrots and celery. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in garlic until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  2. Whisk in chicken stock and bay leaves; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Add chicken and bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer, covered, until the chicken is cooked through, about 30-40 minutes. Remove chicken and let cool before dicing into bite-size pieces, discarding bones.
  3. Stir in chicken and pasta and cook until tender, about 6-7 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat; stir in parsley, dill and lemon juice; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  5. Serve immediately.

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  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Oh.my.word. Wow – this recipe is delicious!! This is my first attempt at homemade chicken noodle soup so I have nothing to compare this recipe with but for my first rodeo, it’s fantastic. Absolutely perfect for a cold day. I followed the recipe on spot (except forgot the celery) and my tastebuds were beyond satisfied. I will certainly be making this again. Thank you!!!!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    so good and very easy! Thank you

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    This is perfect for a cold day!  I also didn’t add the lemon or dill.  It is such a simple and easy recipe.  I doubled the carrots only because I love them.  Thank you for this great recipe! 

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Yum! I’m a novice cook and followed the recipe exactly and it was awesome, love the fresh lemon and herb taste.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Love it 

    Why do people feel a need to customize the recipe. 

    Just rate it the way it was written. 

    Thanks everybody. 

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Thank you damndelicious again. 

    Am I at a Jewish deli ?

    Great soup for this cold and dreary day

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    My 6 year old gave this soup a 10!!!  I followed the recipe slightly fresh herbs, no dill/parsley, added 2 water since I only had 1 32oz chicken broth I also used drum sticks and stuck the bone in the broth. (Something my mom always did) I personally love lemon I squeeze a lot. 

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    This was delicious! How long should I cook the chicken if I have boneless chicken breasts?

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    This is a great recipe for soup. The only switch up is I use 4 tbsp butter to sauté my vegetables because I used 2x the vegetables. I also used shredded rotisserie lemon pepper chicken. Family approved. 

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Positively decadent while perfectly simple. Exactly what I was looking for!

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Wow this was so delicious and comforting! My fiancé wanted to make chicken noodle soup, which his dad made often. We couldn’t find bone-in skinless chicken breast, so we just used regular chicken breast. We hadn’t poached the chicken in a soup before. That was the best part! Loved the recipe, loved the home style feel. Our house smells like celery and soup now. Not complaining. 

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Love love love! I made this soup for my husband who was feeling under the weather. And he’s a super picky eater. 
    Anyway, it smells like heaven, even our kiddos were asking about “what smelled so good” and I could smell it the next AM. I did use chicken strips (raw, but not on the bone). Then after they cooled I just tore apart and added back to the soup. Still amazing! I also purchased rosemary/olive oil bread from my local bakery. It’s amazing, I love the hint of dill I taste. But all of the ingredients combined just work. Thank you, this is a saved recipe in our home for sure! 

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    I make this dish OVER and OVER again. It’s the absolute best chicken noodle soup recipe. I even add some turmeric for extra immune strengthening. Have got so many compliments on it.

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    I’ve made this recipe twice already and it taste just like my mom’s homemade chicken noodle soup. I’m Dominican so I add 3 sopitas which you can find in your local supermarket in the hispanice aisle but other than I followed this recipe to the T. Thank you so much my family loves it! 

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    This is a great soup recipe I do add a can or two of diced tomato and that puts this soup over the edge! 

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Wonderful recipe! Thank you! 

    I subbed  a half cup of orzo and canned chicken because that’s what was in the cupboard, and it was easily the tastiest chicken soup I have ever made. 

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    The recipe looks great! I was wondering if anyone has frozen the soup without the noodles, and just added noodles upon thawing/reheating?

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    Chicken soup is always my GO TO meal whenever it starts getting chilly out. I’ve always made it pretty much exactely like your recips except the lemon and dill add so much flavour! Love it, thanks!

  19. Rated 4 out of 5

    I love this recipe and have made it a few times. I do do one simple change and that is I cook the noodles seperate and then you can add just the right amount when the soup is served. I then put the leftover noodles in the fridge in an airtight container. The noodles don’t get mushy stuck in the leftover soup.

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    Love all of these tips and that looks absolutely amazing! Your pictures make it even better and makes me more excited to try. Love the idea of using fresh dill too!

  21. Rated 5 out of 5

    This recipe is truly amazing. Not feeling too well and each bite sings to my tummy and my throat. Thank you so much ❤️

  22. I am making this as I type but have already made it 2 times before. WOW! It is so yummy. It is also great without the lemon and dill. This one’s a keeper 

  23. Rated 5 out of 5

    Did not have onion and garlic on hand due to only shopping every 2 weeks, but I used canned chicken and garlic and onion powder. I love this soup. The lemon and dill (I grow it fresh) gave it the perfect flavor. Better than any I have had before. My whole family actually ate it. First time in forever that we have all agreed on something. Thank you so much for sharing.

  24. Rated 5 out of 5

    Great recipe.  Made exactly 

  25. Rated 5 out of 5

    Best Chicken Noodle Soup recipe I’ve tried yet. I didn’t have all the ingredients on hand, so I had to substitute the garlic and onion for powdered onion and powdered garlic. Also, I used canned mixed vegetables and canned white chicken in place of the carrot and white chicken breast. Taste and flavor was phenomenal. 

  26. Rated 5 out of 5

    I’ve made this 3 times. First 2 times didn’t have every ingredient due to shopping only once a week now.. Today I used some leftover baked chicken breasts so seasoning from chicken. Yum! Sharing with some who are shut in. Thanks!

  27. Can you use chicken skinless chicken thighs?

    • I always use thighs because they have so much more flavor then chicken breasts.

      • How much Time does it take to make the thighs and how many did you use? Do you get a lot of meat from it?

        • Dominick, I’ve used skinless bone-in thighs! Thighs give this recipe so much flavor, and you get all the benefits from the bone marrow…..just simmer for 40 minutes and they’re ready. Then de-bone and add the rest of the ingredients…… 😉

  28. Rated 5 out of 5

    I made this soup for the first time & I’m proud of myself & my family loved it. Thanks for the help. I added some other things like other seasoning & Tabasco. Not cold here in Vegas but soup is always good for the soul

  29. Rated 5 out of 5

    This was so awesome!  Thank you so much for your recipes!

  30. Rated 5 out of 5

    Very good soup.  I made it using your Instant Pot Stock Recipe.  Is there a way to adapt this recipe for the Instant Pot?  I don’t want to overcook the vegetables.

  31. Rated 5 out of 5

    Extremely easy to make. I thought the ingredients were simple but the lemon and dill give the soup a fresh flavour. Very hearty. Will add this to my list of recipes to make.

  32. Rated 5 out of 5

    I have never made one before but went online to see many recipes This was very simple and unique. Tried this and it was the best chicken noodles ever,  even better than some of the restaurants ones that they sell. Everyone in my family love it. Thanks so much for the recipe. It’s a treasure!❤️

  33. Rated 5 out of 5

    The BEST chicken noodle recipe I’ve ever had and made!!  The dill and splash of lemon bring such a fresh flavor to the soup 🙂 I can’t believe this recipe isn’t plastered all over the internet with more reviews.  A co-worker of mine brought this in for me two weeks ago for lunch and I’ve got my 2nd pot of this boiling away on the stove as we speak.  Thank you so much for sharing.  Also wanted to note that the soup enhances in flavor as the days go by.  I stored ours in individual plastic soup containers in the fridge for lunch (for the week) and it lasted 5 days only because we ate it all and shared with our fellow neighbors.

  34. Rated 5 out of 5

    I am enjoying a bowl of this flavorful soup as I write this review. I love it. It turned out really delicious. I added fresh garlic and zucchini. Thank you for posting this recipe.

  35. Rated 5 out of 5

    Hands down the best chicken noodle recipe out there. I loves the touch of Lemon and Dill. I used organic Costco bone in Stock and what a great fit. delicious!

  36. I love this! I meal prepped this soup with a side salad and some fresh fruit. Instead of the egg noodles I used white rice since I can’t seem to stop the noodles from soaking up all the broth and it still turned out great!

  37. I made this last night for my husband who’s battling a head cold and it was great! I may have been a little generous with the fresh dill and parsley so I will dial that back next time. It was also great heated up for lunch today. Thanks!!

    • Rated 5 out of 5

      I Really love this recipe! It is totally diffrent from the regular chicken noodle soup I have made before! I make tons of soup being from the midwest also! Plus have a lot of dental problems so different soup recipes are GREAT! I did add a few extra things like leeks and I made a whole rosemary thyme chicken that I used but otherwise I followed recipe and it was one of my new favorites.
      Thanks for the GREAT RECIPE!

  38. I’ve got a sick kid. So tonight, guess what’s for dinner?

  39. Rated 5 out of 5

    Being a divorced man that has very few culinary skills and lives on fast-food due to work (and laziness!), by chance i found your website and after looking at several recipes, I thought I’d try this one as my ex used to make incredible chicken noodle soup and man, do i miss it — especially when under the weather.
    So i tried this chicken noodle soup recipe, carefully followed all the directions and it was not only pretty easy to make but was also absolutely delicious! And i had plenty left for 2 additional meals….

    Thank you so much for providing such a great site with so many very tasty-looking recipes as after surfing through many other recipes you offer, I’ll be trying out many more very soon! Love the site…..

  40. Looking forward to trying this recipe! I’m also in the Midwest and we may get some nice weather come March or April! Last Easter I remember wearing a dress so here’s to hoping just two more months left of winter!