Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup With Get Well Gift Basket

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Want to help a sick friend or family member feel better? This Get Well Gift Basket with homemade chicken soup will perk them right up!

This homemade chicken noodle soup is as tasty as it is easy

Being sick is the pits! When I taught Kindergarten, it seemed like I had a cold or worse every other week, especially this time of year. Things are a lot better now that I don’t work with five year olds every day but I still remember how it felt.

That’s why I’m putting together Get Well Gift Baskets for friends and family when they get sick. It’ll include all the things that always make me feel better when I’m sick, from homemade chicken noodle soup to Bigelow Tea.

Get Well Gift Basket

There are many varieties of Bigelow Tea to choose from.

I had the tea but my basket needed more than just tea and soup, right? I added two more things that are a must-have for any sick person…tissues and cough drops.

Every Get Well Gift Basket should include tissue and cough drops

A hot bath always makes me feel better when I’m sick. I threw in some lavender salts and a magazine. I also threw in a succulent, just because it was pretty!

You may want to include bath salts and a magazine in your Get Well Gift Basket

While not technically a basket, I loved this chalkboard box because I could personalize it however I wanted.

A Get Well Gift Basket would make anyone feel better

Now that my gift basket was finished, I poured a quick cup of tea for myself before I got started on the Chicken Noodle Soup.

Pouring a cup of Bigelow Green Tea

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Every sick person should have a bowl of chicken noodle soup. It’s good for the soul, right? I love this recipe because it’s so easy to make and really flavorful! Did I mention that it’s easy?

Start by cutting up some carrots, celery and onions. My five year old loves to watch me cut onions…she thinks it’s funny that they make me cry. I MIGHT be guilty of playing it up a little, just to entertain her.

Start your homemade chicken noodle soup by cutting celery, onions and carrots

You’ll also need egg noodles and chicken. I used a rotisserie chicken (the easiest) but you could cook a boneless chicken breast instead.

Using rotisserie chicken for your homemade chicken noodle soup recipe makes it easier

After gathering the rest of my ingredients, heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a stock pot and add the carrots.

Saute the carrots for your homemade chicken noodle soup

Sautee the carrots for two minutes over medium heat, then add celery and onions. Stir in garlic, basil, thyme and oregano and sautee until vegetables are cooked through, about five minutes.

Add the onions, celery, garlic and herbs to the carrots and continue to cook

Add broth and bring to a boil. Boil egg noodles for 7-9 minutes, then stir in chicken and cook until warmed through. Easy right? Your soup is ready to eat!

This homemade chicken noodle soup will make anyone feel better

My family loves this homemade chicken noodle soup and my girls eat every last drop whenever I make it. Any recipe that gets them to eat their veggies willingly is a winner in my book!

Serve this homemade chicken noodle soup with a few crackers on the side

Chicken soup may be good for you when you’re sick, but it’s not bad when you’re healthy either!

You can even pair it up with your favorite Bigelow Tea.

Homemade chicken noodle soup goes well with tea

This was the last thing I needed for my Get Well Gift Basket. I added a small bag of crackers on the side.

This homemade chicken noodle soup is the perfect gift for a sick friend

The Perfect Gift For A Sick Friend

I put everything in a cute box, added a couple bows and the basket was ready to go.

Show your friend how much you care with a Get Well Gift Basket

Is it bad that I want one for myself and I’m not even sick? If you love cheering up your friends and family when they’re under the weather, this is perfect way to do it!

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Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Author Lisa O’Driscoll | Fun Money Mom
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Once you make this delicious (and easy) homemade chicken noodle soup, you’ll never want soup from the can again!


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup rotisserie chicken cut,
  • 3/4 cup carrots sliced,
  • 3/4 cup onions diced,
  • 3/4 cup celery diced,
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cup egg noodles
  • 1/2 tsp basil dried
  • 1/2 tsp thyme dried
  • 1/2 tsp oregano dried
  • parsley for garnish optional


  • Heat olive oil in stock pot
  • Add carrots and saute over medium heat for two minutes
  • Add onion, celery, garlic, basil, thyme and oregano and saute until vegetables are cooked through (approx 4-5 minutes)
  • Pour in broth and bring to a boil
  • Stir in egg noodles and cook until tender
  • Add chicken, cooking until warmed through
  • Add salt and pepper to taste
  • Enjoy!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 183kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 1087mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g
The nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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What a great idea to gift a friend or family member! You have me drooling over your chicken soup. My husband laughs at me because I love soup in the summer, too! Your recipe looks delicious. Tea is certainly a must have this winter, I’ve got to try that Lemon Ginger one you included. 🙂 #client

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