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Classic Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

Classic Chicken Noodle Soup recipe made with tender chicken, carrots, celery, onion and a flavorful sage broth. Perfect comfort food recipe for cold days or when you're sick! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: chicken, Main Course, Main Dish, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken noodle soup
Servings: 8
Calories: 187kcal


  • 2 TBSP butter
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 tsp rubbed sage
  • 1 tsp season salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 carrots peeled and sliced
  • 2-3 ribs of celery sliced
  • 1 TBSP chicken bouillon rounded
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 2 1/2 cups uncooked egg noodles
  • 3 cups cooked chicken diced


Stovetop Cooking Instructions:

  • Melt butter in a large saucepan. Add in onion, garlic, and seasonings. Saute over medium-high heat for around 7-8 minutes, so the onions begin to soften. Add in carrots and celery and cook another 5 minutes.
  • Add in 3 cups of broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and cook 10 minutes.
  • Add remaining 5 cups of broth and return to a boil. Add in the noodles and chicken. Cover & cook soup until the noodles are soft, about 20-25 minutes. {This will vary depending on what type of egg noodle you use. If the box says to cook for 10 minutes, then only allow 15 minutes. Homestyle egg noodles generally need longer to cook, around 20-25 minutes.}
  • Simmer on the stove for at least 10 minutes, but up to an hour, until you're ready to serve. Enjoy!

Crock Pot Cooking instructions:

  • Add all ingredients to crock pot except for noodles. Cook on low 6-7 hours or high 4-5 hours.
  • Add noodles to crock pot. Replace lid and cook an additional 1 hour on high.

Instant Pot instructions:

  • Turn IP on Saute mode. Melt butter in pot. Add in onion, garlic, and seasonings. Saute for 5 minutes. Add in all remaining ingredients, including uncooked noodles.
  • Switch IP to high pressure mode and set for 2 minutes. IP will take about 15 minutes to come to pressure. Once time is up, let pot release pressure naturally for 10 minutes*, then quick release remaining pressure.
  • Test noodles for doneness. If they're not quite done, replace lid on pot and let it just sit for another 5-10 minutes.
  • *Time required for NPR (natural pressure release) depends on the type of noodles you use in the soup. If the box says to cook for 10 minutes, then only allow 5 minutes NPR. Homestyle egg noodles generally need longer to cook, around 20-25 minutes, so they'll need the full 10 minutes NPR.


Serves 8


Calories: 187kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 1237mg | Potassium: 420mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2665IU | Vitamin C: 19.2mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1.4mg