I grew up eating homemade chicken noodle soup. My mom and my grand-mother would make it often for me and I loved eating it. I used their recipe when I made this soup for my family and I added some celery and garlic as I love when our meals have lots of vegetables.
Even with the extra vegetables, this soup is light and delicious. It makes you feel good and warm inside when you eat it on a cold winter day. Comfort food to the maximum.
And yes, even if it is only November, we have plenty of snow in Calgary, so I consider that winter is already here. What do you think, is it here?
This Quick Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup is rich in:
- Protein, vitamins B3 and B6, selenium, zinc, and phosphorus from chicken wings
- Manganese and vitamin B6 from garlic, in addition to garlic’s anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and anti-viral roles
- Vitamins (A, B6, C, K), fiber, biotin, and potassium from carrots
- Vitamins (K, B5, folate), minerals (molybdenum, potassium, manganese), and fiber from celery
- Trace minerals from sea salt
- Vitamins (K, C, A), folate, and iron from parsley
This chicken noodle soup is quick to make and I bet you have all the ingredients in your pantry and fridge already. Just throw everything in a pot, simmer for 30 minutes, and enjoy eating it surrounded by your loved ones.
- 1 lb chicken wings (see note)
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 big carrot, cubed (1 cup cubed carrots)
- 1 celery stalk, chopped small
- 4 cups chicken stock
- ⅓ cup dry pasta (see note)
- Add all the ingredients (except the pasta) to a big pot. Bring everything to a boil, and then turn the heat down to low and simmer covered for 20 - 30 minutes until the chicken is cooked and the vegetables are tender. Add the pasta to the soup in the last 10 minutes of cooking.
- Sprinkle with parsley when serving.
Any chicken meat works – e.g. chicken breast chopped in small pieces after being cooked in the soup
Any small pasta works. I use a gluten-free anelli pasta from GoGo Quinoa and my kids have fun finding the little circles in their soup.
Are you looking for a meal with even more vegetables? Here is a great one: Vegetable borscht.
Do your children enjoy eating homemade chicken noodle soup? What vegetables do you use?