What Can You Add To Chicken Noodle Soup

Best Ingredients to Use:

You need 1 big pot and a few staple ingredients. Since this is a forgiving recipe, let’s go over what can be adjusted if necessary.

  • Butter: Just a Tablespoon, to soften the vegetables.
  • Vegetables: The soup’s mirepoix flavor base is composed of onions, carrots, and celery.
  • Use a mixture of garlic, fresh or dried oregano and thyme, fresh ground pepper, and salt as herbs and flavors. If preferred, feel free to substitute other herbs you like.
  • Cornstarch or flour: By thickening the liquid, cornstarch or flour transforms this soup from brothy to creamy. See recipe Note for that substitution.
  • Chicken Broth: Or stock.
  • Potato: The first magical ingredient in this recipe is one medium potato, which cooks down to make the soup incredibly creamy, filling, and hearty.
  • Chicken: You can use pre-cooked chicken in this recipe, which saves time. I usually buy a small rotisserie chicken from the grocery store, shred it, and pour it straight into the soup. However, you could also use leftover cooked turkey, as we do in this turkey pot pie! Alternatively, you could roast or boil chicken breasts with a little garlic and thyme, let them cool slightly, or even put them in the fridge for a day or two, and then chop or shred them. You can also use leftover chicken in dishes like my peanut chicken zucchini noodles or chicken quinoa salad.
  • The other magical ingredient that makes your homemade chicken noodle soup the creamiest soup ever is milk or half-and-half. Use either one cup of half-and-half or one cup of whole milk. To make traditional chicken noodle soup that isn’t creamy, use more chicken broth in place of the milk.
  • Noodles: I like my chicken soup with wide egg noodles, but you can use any kind of dry pasta or skip the noodles entirely.

What Can You Add To Chicken Noodle Soup

Use the wide egg noodles that you can find for today’s soup. You could use any type of dry pasta if you don’t have egg noodles. In order to make the noodles fit on a spoon, break up any large dry pasta before using it, if necessary. A few readers have even used tortellini instead!.

What Can You Add To Chicken Noodle Soup

What Type of Noodles?

Though any kind of noodles will work in this soup, my mom’s version of chicken noodle soup always used homemade egg noodles!

  • Make your own egg noodles with just flour, salt, milk, and eggs; they’ll be done in five minutes!
  • Farfalle pasta
  • Elbow macaroni
  • Rotini

About the Chicken Stock:

For this recipe, homemade chicken stock is the best option if you’re wondering whether to use store-bought or homemade. The key is to use a rotisserie chicken so that you can use the meat from the bird and use the leftover carcass and bones to make chicken broth. You won’t believe how simple it is, and the depth of flavor it adds really elevates the soup to a whole new level.

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