Rotisserie Chicken Noodle Soup

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This easy Rotisserie Chicken Noodle Soup, loaded with savory chicken, hearty veggies, and tender noodles, is comfort food at its best. The best part? It’s ready in just 30 minutes, making it the perfect dinner recipe for busy weeknights.

Originally published January 2018 – Updated May 2024

A bowl of chicken noodle soup with carrots and parsley, served with saltine crackers on a marble countertop.
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Easy Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

There’s nothing quite like a comforting bowl of chicken noodle soup on a chilly day or when you’re feeling under the weather. With its savory herb broth, flavorful chunks of chicken, and tender noodles, this old-fashioned soup is loaded with flavor and always hits the spot. It’s just like a cozy hug in a bowl.

Not only do my husband and I love this recipe but my girls would eat it every night if they could…it’s THAT good! The best part is that, thanks to store-bought rotisserie chicken, I can whip of a batch in just 30 minutes. It’s a lifesaver on busy weeknights when I just don’t have time to make dinner from scratch!

Tip: Keep some shredded rotisserie chicken in your freezer to have on hand for making this, or other dishes like this Chicken Alfredo Bake or this Buffalo Chicken Dip.

A green pot filled with chicken noodle soup, featuring carrots and celery, accompanied by crackers on a marble surface.

Why We Love This Recipe

  • Quick and easy: Using store-bought rotisserie chicken saves so much time and effort.
  • Ideal comfort food: When you’re under the weather, a nice big bowl of homemade chicken soup is just what the doctor ordered.
  • Customizable: You can easily customize the ingredients, from the chicken to the type of veggies.

Ingredients

Overhead view of various labeled ingredients for soup preparation, including chicken broth, rotisserie chicken, vegetables, and herbs on a marble surface.
  • Olive oil
  • Rotisserie chicken, shredded or cut into small chunks
  • Carrots, sliced
  • Onions diced
  • Celery diced
  • Minced garlic
  • Chicken broth
  • Egg noodles
  • Dried basil
  • Dried thyme
  • Dried oregano
  • Parsley for garnish, optional

How to Make Chicken Noodle Soup with Rotisserie Chicken

Step 1. Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a large pot or Dutch oven.

Step 2. Add carrots and sauté over medium heat for two minutes.

Step 3. Add onion, celery, garlic, basil, thyme, and oregano and sauté until vegetables are cooked through (approximately 4-5 minutes or until the onion is translucent).

Carrots sliced into rounds in a large, off-white enameled pot, surrounded by small bowls of garlic and spices on a marble countertop.
Chopped carrots, celery, and onions with herbs in a large dutch oven, ready for cooking, on a marble surface.

Step 4. Pour in the broth and bring to a boil.

Step 5. Stir in egg noodles and cook until al dente.

A pot of vegetable broth with diced vegetables, herbs, and pasta on the side, on a marble countertop.
A large pot of chicken noodle soup with diced celery and herbs, with a bowl of cooked chicken pieces on the side.

Step 6. Add the cubed or shredded chicken.

Step 7. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Overhead view of a pot of chicken soup with diced vegetables, served on a marble counter, accompanied by salt, pepper, and a wooden spoon.
A pot of chicken noodle soup with carrots, celery, and herbs, seen from above on a marble countertop, with a wooden spoon beside it.

Step 8. Simmer until warmed through.

A ladle scooping chicken noodle soup with carrots, celery, and herbs from a pot.

Step 9. Garnish with fresh parsley and enjoy!

How to Store Leftover Chicken Soup

You’ll want to let the soup cool to room temperature first. Then transfer it to an airtight container (you can use a plastic container or a resealable plastic bag). The noodles will expand some as they cool, so be sure to leave a little extra space at the top. It’ll stay fresh for 3-4 days in the fridge.

I love making big batches to freeze for later too. I just place the soup in a freezer-safe container and it’s good for up to 3 months. When ready to eat, thaw the frozen soup overnight in the refrigerator, then just reheat it on the stove or in the microwave until heated through.

A bowl of chicken noodle soup with carrots, celery, and parsley, served with a side of crackers.

Variations and Add-ins

  • Proteins: Instead of rotisserie chicken, you can use cooked shredded turkey, diced ham, or cooked Italian sausage. 
  • Broth: If you like a creamier soup, mix in some coconut milk, sour cream, or cream cheese towards the end of cooking.
  • Herbs and spices: Feel free to swap out the herbs and spices blend. I love to use cilantro, or dill for a burst of flavor. Try other spices such as paprika or red pepper flakes for a hint of heat.
  • Grains and pasta: Swap out the egg noodles for other types of pasta like penne, fusilli, or orzo. You can also use cooked rice or quinoa instead of noodles.
  • Garnishes: Sprinkle some grated Parmesan cheese, chopped green onions or chives on top before serving.
A bowl of chicken noodle soup with carrots, celery, and parsley, served with a spoon.

FAQs

Do I Have to Use Rotisserie Chicken?

No. You can use boiled, roasted, or poached chicken. We just love rotisserie chicken because it’s such a great short cut.

Do I Cook the Noodles Before Adding Them?

Nope, you sure don’t. The hot broth cooks the noodles quickly, so there is no need to cook them first.

Does chicken noodle soup really help a cold?

It may not cure a cold, but it does help relieve some of the symptoms. The warm broth can help soothe a sore throat, while the steam may help alleviate congestion. Plus, the vegetables and chicken provide important nutrients.

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Rotisserie Chicken Noodle Soup 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
Easy and delicious, this rotisserie chicken noodle soup is full of flavor and sure to become your new favorite!

Equipment

Ingredients
 

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

Instructions

  • Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a large pot or Dutch oven.
    1 tbsp olive oil
  • Add carrots and sauté over medium heat for two minutes.
    3/4 cup carrots
  • Add onion, celery, garlic, basil, thyme, and oregano and sauté until vegetables are cooked through (approximately 4-5 minutes or until the onion is translucent).
    3/4 cup onions, 3/4 cup celery, 1/2 tsp minced garlic, 1/2 tsp basil, 1/2 tsp thyme, 1/2 tsp oregano
  • Add broth and bring to a boil.
    6 cups chicken broth
  • Stir in egg noodles and cook until al dente.
    1 1/2 cup egg noodles
  • Add the cubed or shredded chicken.
    1 cup rotisserie chicken
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
    salt and pepper to taste
  • Simmer until warmed through.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley and enjoy!
    parsley for garnish

Notes

If you don’t have egg noodles, you can make this recipe with other types of pasta like penne, fusilli, or orzo. You can also use cooked rice instead of noodles.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 1033mg | Potassium: 183mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2752IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg
The nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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  1. 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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