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Easy Chicken Noodle Soup

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Easy Chicken Noodle Soup
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Ingredients 10
  • Servings 6

This simple and hearty soup is the perfect go-to recipe for when you’re cold, sick or just craving a warm bowl of comfort food! But the best part? The whole thing is ready to eat in just 30 minutes. MORE+ LESS-

Updated January 22, 2020
Progresso Broth
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Progresso Broth

Ingredients

1
tablespoon olive oil
1/2
cup chopped carrot
1
container (8 oz) refrigerated chopped celery, onion and bell pepper mix
1
carton (32 oz) Progresso™ reduced-sodium chicken broth (4 cups)
1
cup water
2
cups shredded deli rotisserie chicken (from 2-lb chicken)
2
cups uncooked whole-grain extra-wide egg noodles (4 oz)
2
tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon freshly ground pepper
Chopped fresh parsley, if desired

Steps

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  • 1
    In 3-quart saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add carrot and celery mix; cook 8 minutes, stirring frequently, until tender.
  • 2
    In small bowl, place 3 tablespoons of the broth; set aside. Stir remaining broth, the water and chicken into vegetables. Heat to boiling; add noodles. Boil 7 minutes or until noodles are tender.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, stir flour into reserved broth with whisk until smooth. Stir into soup. Cook 3 minutes, stirring constantly, until soup is slightly thickened. Stir in pepper. Garnish with parsley.

Expert Tips

  • Don’t have egg noodles on hand? You can replace them with any of your family’s favorite pasta shapes—just be sure to follow the package instructions for cooking time.
  • If you plan to freeze this soup, do not add the egg noodles (they don’t freeze well). Instead, thaw the soup and bring to a boil, then add the egg noodles and cook just before serving.
  • Serve topped with crackers or with fresh-baked Pillsbury™ French bread on the side for dipping.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
170
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4 1/2g
0%
Saturated Fat
1g
0%
Sodium
520mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
16g
0%
Dietary Fiber
3g
0%
Protein
18g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1/2 Vegetable; 2 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • One of the most important components in a perfect chicken noodle soup is the mirepoix. Also called the “holy trinity,” mirepoix is a mixture of chopped onions, carrots and celery used to add flavor to stocks, broths and soups. This easy chicken noodle soup recipe calls for a frozen bag of these veggies, but you can also use fresh produce if you have more time. The general rule is to add a 2:1:1 ratio of onions, carrots and celery. Other cuisines use a version of mirepoix in their soups as well. It’s the base of some soups in the south; Louisiana gumbos also call for onions and celery, but swap out carrots and use green bell pepper instead. In Italian cuisine, soffrito starts with onion, carrots and celery, but also sometimes features chopped parsley, garlic or even cured meats. Now that you know what makes a good base for a delicious soup, try more chicken soups next. Then, make them taste even better with our foolproof tips and tricks.

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