When you think of chicken noodle soup you imagine eating it when you’re not feeling well. It is such a comforting meal.

Homemade chicken noodle soup is honestly one of my favorites, especially when my mom makes it. I can remember so vividly the smell it gave off when I’d come home from school. Or on a cold winter day when you just wanted to snuggle up with a blanket and watch a movie. I could eat hers for every meal of the day.

Now that I am a mom, I have taken it upon myself to start mastering the craft my mom has perfected after all these years. Mine tastes pretty damn good, but I don’t think I could ever top hers. She must have left an ingredient out when she gave me the recipe…

Recently, the rain has been so much lately that it’s reminded me of the cold, gloomy days back in Michigan. So now, here I am sharing my way of making chicken noodle soup from scratch.

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 pack of chicken legs and/or thighs
  • 1 pack of extra wide egg noodles
  • celery
  • carrots
  • onion
  • chicken base (Better Than Bouillon)
  • salt, pepper, garlic salt or powder


  • Begin by filling a big soup pan with water and bringing it to a vigorous boil.
  • Once the water is boiling, throw in the chicken.
  • Then add 2 tablespoons of chicken base to the water. Bring the water to a medium/low level and check on them in about 30-40min.
  • Meanwhile, prepare your veggies. Cut your carrots, celery, and onion however small you feel. (I usually just buy baby carrots and cut those up instead of the straight out of the ground ones).
  • Once you notice the chicken coming off the bone, take them out of the water.
  • Throw in your veggies.
  • Take the chicken off the bone (be careful, it’ll be super hot), and throw back into the soup.

  • Add however much salt you think, pepper, and garlic powder. You might want to add more chicken base too. Just keep tasting and testing the broth.
  • Let simmer for an hour or so until the veggies get soft.
  • Meanwhile, make some noodles. (I don’t think I need to explain how to do that. We’ve all made enough mac and cheese at this point in our lives).

Final product!

This is a yummy, easy meal to make. It should last you a few days too! It can be served with fresh bread and butter.

I hope you enjoy!