Creamy Roasted Chicken Noodle Soup

I found this soup recipe in a Cooking Light Magazine called “The Best Chicken Recipes”. I wanted to make a healthy but comforting dinner because it was a rainy and cold outside. This soup was quick and easy to make and tasted really delicious. I used leftover roasted chicken and vegetables I had in the refrigerator as well as whole wheat egg noodles. I loved the big chunks of chicken, potato and carrots in the creamy soup, it reminded me of a chicken pot pie. It was filling and very tasty – my whole family gobbled it up. My husband and daughter took the leftovers for lunch today and said it was excellent.

Creamy Roasted Chicken Noodle Soup:
Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking
Adapted from Cooking Light “The Best Chicken Recipes”
 
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 cup sweet yellow onion, diced
  • 1 cup carrots, diced
  • 1/2 cup celery, sliced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • Oregano, to taste
  • Thyme, to taste
  • 1-2 tsp Chicken bouillon granules. to taste
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
  • 6 cups chicken broth (divided
  • 4 cups of baking potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 cups of roasted chicken, shredded
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup evaporated fat free milk
  • 2 cups of uncooked whole wheat egg noodles

Heat olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the onion, carrots, and celery; sauté for 5-6 minutes. Add the garlic, cook for an additional 60 seconds, stirring constantly.

Season the cooked vegetables with oregano, thyme, chicken bouillon granules, sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Add 5 1/2 cups of chicken broth and potatoes; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer partially covered, 45 minutes or until the potato is tender.

Combine the cornstarch with the remaining 1/2 cup of chicken broth and mix thoroughly. Add cornstarch mixture, chicken, milk and egg noodles to the broth, and cook for 10 minutes or until the noodles are tender. Taste and re-season if needed. Enjoy.

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48 Responses to “Creamy Roasted Chicken Noodle Soup”

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    Jenn — October 1, 2009 @ 4:49 am

    This is perfect for a fall evening. Yum. Plus, there's nothing better that chicken soup. It's good for the soul, right? hehe…

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    pixelhazard — October 1, 2009 @ 4:51 am

    oh that looks so yum but. I hope someone makes it for me, as i am too tired

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    Lynda — October 1, 2009 @ 5:15 am

    Perfect chicken soup, Pam. It's been somewhat cool this week, so my thoughts are turning to soup, and chicken is my favorite!

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    ♥peachkins♥ — October 1, 2009 @ 5:27 am

    we usually make chicken macaroni soup but we never use roasted chicken.I bet it gives the soup a really nice flavor

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    Nina Timm — October 1, 2009 @ 5:40 am

    This looks really good. I bet roasting the chicken made all the difference!!!

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    recipes2share — October 1, 2009 @ 6:04 am

    What a delicious dish to warm these chilly evenings!

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    Donna-FFW — October 1, 2009 @ 10:28 am

    Looks perfect right about now, and I must say I am intrigued by your ladle, it looks so pretty in that last shot!

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    The Blonde Duck — October 1, 2009 @ 10:53 am

    Normally I can't stomach chicken noodle soup (I always associate it with being sick), but I think I'd like this one!)

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    Life is Reed-iculous! — October 1, 2009 @ 12:19 pm

    can't wait to make this. i LOVE soup all year round. what would my husband eat without you!?

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    Bethie — October 1, 2009 @ 12:42 pm

    Looks yummy!!! I might have to make this for the hubster.

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    Andrea@WellnessNotes — October 1, 2009 @ 12:53 pm

    I haven't made chicken soup in a while. This soup looks and sounds great! "Soup season" is great! :)

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    Mandy — October 1, 2009 @ 1:02 pm

    I love soup this time of year. I actually made a big pot of stuffed pepper soup the other night. Its been ages since I made homemade chicken noodle. I like a "chunkier" soup and this sounds like its right up my alley.

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    Grace — October 1, 2009 @ 1:05 pm

    creamy is definitely an adjective that needs to be used here. great turn on chicken noodle soup, pam. the roasted chicken aspect of it sounds delightful!

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    Live.Love.Eat — October 1, 2009 @ 1:47 pm

    Awesome. Bookmarking!!!!!

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    megan — October 1, 2009 @ 2:00 pm

    I have just learned the joys of starting with an already roasted chicken. I bought one at the grocery store and got 5 meals out of it! so convenient. This soup looks great. I just found your blog and your pictures are beautiful.

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    Michele — October 1, 2009 @ 2:06 pm

    This looks so delicious and comforting!

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    Marjie — October 1, 2009 @ 2:06 pm

    Chicken soup is always wonderful. With a creamy broth it's even better. Yours is full of wonderful colors, too!

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    Cheryl — October 1, 2009 @ 2:28 pm

    Pam that looks so good, I am looking forward to lots of good soup this winter!

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    Sophie — October 1, 2009 @ 2:46 pm

    What a real comforting soup!!

    MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM,…lovely!!

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    Debbie — October 1, 2009 @ 2:51 pm

    That sounds so good Pam. A nice creamy chicken soup is perfect for this time of year!

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    Karen — October 1, 2009 @ 3:50 pm

    Looks hearty and healthful at the same time!

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    pityenlacocina — October 1, 2009 @ 4:09 pm

    what a lovely plate of soup, healthy and comforting, i love all the ingredients, even te spoon! very well done!

    cheers from london,

    pity

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    noble pig — October 1, 2009 @ 4:36 pm

    I never think of chicken soup as creamy, this sound yummy.

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    Sara — October 1, 2009 @ 4:46 pm

    Mmmm, this looks so warm and comforting. I want a bowl right now cause it's chilly here today.

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    Lisa — October 1, 2009 @ 5:25 pm

    I woke up to a rainy and dreary day in St. Louis and my first thought was "I want to make some chicken noodle soup". Then low and behold I check your blog, and a recipe awaits me!! I just made this for lunch and both my boyfriend and I LOVED it! Thanks!

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    Jason — October 1, 2009 @ 5:38 pm

    Pam, looks pretty darn good! I love a good hearty soup!

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    Deseree — October 1, 2009 @ 6:42 pm

    Yum! What a perfect soup for fall. It is finally starting to feel like fall around here. Perfect soup weather. Yay!

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    Mary — October 1, 2009 @ 6:58 pm

    Pam, this looks so good and I love that you've used a healthier recipe for the soup. I'm anxious to try this. Have a great day.

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    Ingrid — October 1, 2009 @ 7:28 pm

    Looks like one my three would enjoy as well!
    ~ingrid

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    Barbara Bakes — October 1, 2009 @ 8:11 pm

    Love that you used evaporated fat free milk for the cream! Looks delicious!

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    fittingbackin — October 1, 2009 @ 8:23 pm

    Wow – that soup would make the flu go away – looks amazing!

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    Pam — October 1, 2009 @ 8:37 pm

    Getting ready for the cold and flu season, this is perfect!

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    Chris — October 1, 2009 @ 9:52 pm

    Wow, Pam, that is one gorgeous bowl of soup! We're having perfect weather for that right now, send me a bowl, umkay?

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    Doreen — October 1, 2009 @ 11:37 pm

    OH goodness…this looks fantastic!!! I am going to try this soon.

    Thank you so much,
    Joyous October to you,
    Doreen

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    teresa — October 1, 2009 @ 11:38 pm

    mmmm, this is enough to soothe any ailment.

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    Manggy — October 2, 2009 @ 1:14 am

    It does look quite delicious, Pam! I can't believe it has next to no fat in it! :)

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    Helene — October 2, 2009 @ 1:23 am

    With the rain today that would be the perfect soup. Looks delicious.

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    JennDZ - The Leftover Queen — October 2, 2009 @ 1:35 am

    Wow Pam, this looks so comforting and delicious! I bet it did taste like a pot pie!

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    Miranda — October 2, 2009 @ 1:59 am

    I love homemade chicken noodle soup!!! It rocks!! I even make my own egg noodles to go with it….OH MAN…IT IS THE BEST!!

    Thanks

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    Gera @ SweetsFoods — October 2, 2009 @ 2:01 am

    Your chicken soup looks so creamy and have very rich colors! Need to try soon :)

    Cheers!

    Gera

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    Kerstin — October 2, 2009 @ 8:55 pm

    This looks especially good to me right now because I'm under the weather – yum!

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    Paula — October 3, 2009 @ 4:51 am

    Oh, now you're talkin'! This is excellent, excellent, excellent! I am crazy about soup, and this is perfecto! I love the creaminess of evaporated milk and cornstarch as opposed to thickening with flour. Bookmarked!

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    Paula — October 3, 2009 @ 4:52 am

    Oh, I'm back. I meant to ask what you thought of that chicken broth you used. I've seen that at the store, but haven't tried it yet. Is is worth it?

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    Caren — October 5, 2009 @ 12:18 am

    Made this for dinner and it was wonderful!!! So yummy. It will be a recipe that I make over and over again.

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    kadywood — October 5, 2009 @ 1:38 pm

    This looked so delish. What keeps the milk from curdling when added to the hot soup. I made this soup last night and guess what happened. Was my soup to hot? I had to return it to boiling after adding the noodles. Anyone else?

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    Pam — October 5, 2009 @ 3:06 pm

    Kadywood,

    Mine didn't curdle. When looking on the internet, it says that evaporated milk can stand higher temperatures before it will curdle than regular milk. My soup was only slightly bubbling when I added the milk and noodles. Hope this helps.

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    kadywood — October 5, 2009 @ 6:07 pm

    Thanks for the response. I think I had the soup at a full rolling boil when I added the chiken, milk and noodles. Will try again at a lower temp.

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    Molly — February 21, 2012 @ 4:07 pm

    Thank you for the recipe(s)! I tried this one tonight and although the flavor was delicious, the texture was grainy. Perhaps the potatoes were breaking down and causing this consistency? Any suggestions for next time to get a smoother texture in the creaminess?

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