I’m so happy to share with you the best chicken noodle soup recipe of all time, my Roasted Chicken Noodle Soup. Watch the video showing you how to make this recipe, then scroll to the bottom of this post and print out the recipe so you can make it at home!
I’ve been making this recipe for so many years. There are quite a few chicken soup recipes on my website (see a few recommendations at the end of this post), but this is by far the best chicken soup recipe I’ve ever made.
I adapted it slightly from a recipe of the same name on the Cooking Light website so many years ago. It has been my favorite ever since. And everyone who tries it agrees!
Why is this the Best Chicken Noodle Soup recipe?
One of the reasons why this Roasted Chicken Noodle Soup is the best is because it’s so simple to make. You just sauté veggies in a tiny bit of oil, add flour and spices, then add the broth and simmer away.
Adding roasted chicken is a huge timesaver. Just grab a roasted chicken from the store and tear apart the chicken while it’s still warm. (It slides right off the bone!) The addition of evaporated milk is a secret (must-use) ingredient that makes this soup just a little bit creamy. Don’t even think of using regular milk. Evaporated milk is more concentrated, and it’s an essential ingredient in this soup!
Do you have to add noodles to this soup?
If you’re eating lower carb or if you’re gluten-free, skip the noodles in this soup. It’s perfectly delicious made just as a chicken soup with no noodles.
What are the best reasons to make Roasted Chicken Noodle Soup?
I make this soup all year long, and I truly make it probably about twice per month. We really love to have this soup in our house for dinner, but it makes a great lunch, too. I gift it to sick friends, and I share it with neighbors. It’s the best chicken noodle soup recipe!
If you are looking for more chicken recipes, you might like to try my Lemon Chicken Rice Soup or this Tuscan Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner. Ranch Chicken, Chicken Divan and Bang Bang Chicken are also good chicken recipes.
If you happen to be following the Weight Watchers WW plan, you’ll find a link to the WW Points on the recipe card below.
Roasted Chicken Noodle Soup
- 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 1 cup chopped carrots
- 1 cup chopped celery
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- ¼ cup all purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon dried oregano
- ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
- ¼ teaspoon poultry seasoning
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 8 cups chicken broth
- 3 cups bite-sized pieces of roasted chicken
- 12 ounces 2 % canned evaporated milk
- 2 cups (4 ounces) uncooked egg noodles (or any other noodle)
- 1 cup frozen peas
- fresh thyme, optional
- Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium-heat. Add the onion, carrots, celery and garlic; sauté 5 minutes. Sprinkle the flour, oregano, thyme and poultry seasoning over the vegetables, and cook 1 minute. Stir in the broth and salt. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer, partially covered, for 25 minutes.
- Add the roasted chicken, evaporated milk and noodles, and cook 10 minutes or until the noodles are tender. Stir in the frozen peas. Heat until the peas are warmed, and serve. Garnish with fresh thyme, if desired.
- If you are preparing this as a Weight Watchers recipe, use cooked chicken breast, not roasted chicken from the store.
Great recipe also added a couple extra scoops of better than boullion chicken for added flavour! ♥️
don’t throw away the chicken carcass . Simmer it in a large pot of water and make your own broth
I’m going to have to try this. Looks incredibly delicious!
Just in time for the chilly nights – such a comforting and tasty soup!
Looks like I have a new favorite for fall nights!
I love how fast this is! Serious comfort food!
SO perfect for tonight’s cold weather! Mmmm!
I love the milkiness in the broth. Such a great soup!
This really is the best! So great for fall
Looks like pure comfort food!
It will be perfect on these cold days. Thanks for sharing
Nothing says “warm me up” like a bowl of good soup and this looks great!
This is such a perfect recipe for a perfect soup!! Thanks!!
This soup hits the spot on a cold day!
This is now one of our favorites for fall! So yummy!
This is now one of our favorites for fall! Thanks for sharing your recipe!
Love this chicken noodle soup. So much flavor!
This is perfect for the cold weather this weekend!
Looks very nice. For this winter days, will be a good choice for me. Thanks for sharing
Just tried this tonight and I think it really is the best chicken noodle soup I’ve had. It has great flavor. My daugher and I both liked the creamy broth. Thanks for a keeper recipe.
It is our favorite as well!
This recipe is one of the best tasting that I have made. It was fairly easy to make.My husband asked right after the first bite if it was a new recipe, then commented on how good it is. Thank you for sharing!
Damn delicious! I made this for my husband who loves chicken noodle soup in the can. I can’t eat that plus the sodium content is very high. His recent blood test showed an elevated blood pressure so I told him I’ll find a chicken noodle soup recipe that’s healthier than the canned one. Not only did he liked it but I did as well! Thank you for all your damn delicious recipes.
Every single person in my family LOVED this soup! And that is saying a lot!!! Thanks for sharing it!
Yum. There’s nothing like homemade chicken noodle on a gray rainy day…
This reminds me of home and my mother…. this resembles a filipino staple soup calles Sopas (except that we use Elbow macaroni)… reminds of those cold stormy morning…. everybody is home and mother is cooking this to warm pur stomach… thanks for sharing…
This soup had an unexpected affect on me. I have never made a chicken noodle soup with so much flour and not made it into a chowder. The evaporated milk was a surprise. Another surprise? With the help of a little bit of rosemary because I had it and it was fresh, it tasted almost EXACTLY like a dish my grandmother used to make (she’s been gone 4 years), only in soup form. She used to make this creamy white chicken over egg noodles. I flashed back and was brought to happy tears because I didn’t expect it. The recipes are very different. Anyway, thank you for the happy reminiscing!
What a lovely story- thank you for sharing that!
do we have to use evaporated milk, or can we leave it out?
The evaporated milk is sort of what makes this recipe special. It gives it a slight creaminess that other chicken noodle soups do not have.
Sounds so good and easy to prepare. Do I have to use evaporated milk or can I use regular/skim/or 2%milk? Thanks for sharing your recipes with the public!
I haven’t tried using regular milk… but it might be okay. Evaporated milk will make it slightly creamy.
Sounds delicious! Do you used regular evaporated or non-fat…or does it matter?
This is the best chicken noodle soup I have had. I already made a batch last week but ate the rest of it today so went to the store and I am making another batch now. I did and extra everything though and a couple spices that I thought would be good in it. DELICIOUS
I’m glad you liked it so much. It’s our favorite!