Chicken Noodle Soup

Total Time:
37 min
30 min
7 min

4 cups soup

  • 4 cups chicken stock, home made or store bought
  • 3/4 cup diced onion
  • 3/4 cup diced celery
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 ounces dried egg noodles, cooked to al dente
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped fresh tarragon leaves
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • Lemon halves, for serving

Bring stock to boil for 2 minutes in a large, non-reactive stockpot with lid on, over high heat. Add onion, celery, and garlic. Lower heat and simmer for 2 minutes. Add noodles and cook 5 more minutes. Remove from heat and add herbs and salt and pepper, to taste. Serve with lemon halves and add squeeze of lemon juice if desired.

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    Note: Alton's Chicken Stock recipe, which contains the chicken ingredient for the Chicken Noodle Soup, is also in this episode. If you click on the Episode True Brew IV: Take Stock at the top of this recipe under the title, it will list both recipes there.  
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    Easy and quick! It's not epic, but considering it's very quick and only a few ingredients it's quite good. There's not much effort, which is the main reason I chose this, so I could carry the ingredients back to my dorm and cook it in the dorm kitchen with ease.
    tasty! i love love loveeeee chicken noodle soup for the soul! it was a great soup and i plan to feed my husband when he gets home from a TOUGH DAY ON THE JOB! a little heavy on the salt, but cholesterol is not my worry! thanks all!



    Very good. I am not a big fan of chicken noodle soup but this one is great!!! i originally made this for my mother in law when she was under the weather. My brother in law was visiting her and tasted it and pretended to be sick to get me to make him some.

    The only drawback was finding fresh tarragon but our Whole Foods carries it so that is not an issue any more.
    This is a great recipe! Thank you Alton! always!
    Not your traditional Chicken Noodle Soup, very good if your sick and need something light. Added extra garlic and didn't put in the celery. Satisfied my taste all the way!
    Just okay. I like to simmer the veggies a little more. Nothing special.
    I liked the simplicity of the recipe, it really was ready in 20 mins. I added chopped carrots instead of onions, added 1" piece of ginger, sliced, and used boullion instead of stock. Then I added left over breaded chicken.
    Did not like. At all. Tasted like water with noodles.
    Nice, easy soup
    Perfect recipe actually i'm very much addictive bout chicken noodles soup . thanks for sharing  
    This is a nice quick light soup recipe. I did add some cooked chicken for texture. I also switched the tarragon for thyme just based on taste preference. It isn't an overly fatty orin your face kind of chicken soup, but it makes a nice weeknight meal.
    If you add a boiled and shredded piece of chicken ***** to this one it becomes a nice, light chicken soup. It is on the lighter side but since I am not a fan of the heavy chicken fatty flavor of regular chicken soup, I love it and so does the rest of my family.
    I usually like all of Alton's dishes. This recipe was is not good. It lacks any chicken flavor at all. I ended up throwing it away. Alton please make this one better.
    Whenever I need a recipe for anything I always try and find Alton's, because are always amazing and delicious; this one wasn't any different! it literally took me 15 minutes to make, and the flavors were so simple, clean and satisfying. Thank you Alton!
    I also added 2 more cups of water, a couple of bouillon cubes, 48 oz of chicken stock, carrot ( needs to be sauteed in butter for a while if you want the soft all the way through), lotsa herbs, and chicken pieces.I sauteed the carrot, onion and celery in a couple Tbls of butter for a while with a lid because my poor sick boyfriend wanted his pieces soft and mushy. :) This was wonderfully flavorful and quite possibly the best chicken noodle soup I have ever had.
    I own a restaurant and needed a quick soup to fix first thing A.M., so I went to the store and they didn't have fresh tarragon, so I bought fresh Thyme. I used chicken stock, added 4 cups of cold water and 4 tsps. chicken bouillon granules. It was awesome on the first taste, I didn't need to add or adjust...I also, can't wait to find tarragon and try it with that...Oh yeah, I grilled 3 chicken breast, chopped up fine and added them.....GOOOOOD STUFFFFF...
    This was super easy to make. And it was really good too. I altered it a bit though. I let the veggies sweat in butter until tender (Not a fan of crunchy in my soup). I kept all the measurements the same, I added called for amount of stock, but added an extra 4 cups of water. I did this b/c we are a big family, we would starve if I left this recipe as is!! But it was good. Kids LOVED it. And did I mention it was REALLY easy to make!!
    you really have to make this - follow the chicken stock recipe - then add the simple ingredients and chill out with some of the finest comfort food around!
    You want chicken - go ahead and add it. You want carrots - put them in. You wnat flavor - not to worry, it's in there! This was just what the doctor ordered.
    i used ab's beefy broth instead of chicken stock and garnished with fresh jalapenos! it was awesome.
    I used AB's homemade chicken stock recipe for this soup. I didn't have tarragon and I like carrots so I threw some in. It was delicious. No, there was no chicken in the soup, but the flavor of the stock was all the chicken I needed. Such a great soup for these cold fall days!
    I have been cooking for many years and this recipe is just plain bad. I made it and even after adding chicken and carrots the soup didn't have much of a flavor to it at all. You would get better flavor from canned soup than with this one.
    This soup sure beats the canned stuff by a mile. You can feel free to add veggies if you want. Doesn't change the taste what-so-ever.
    this is ok if you want to make chicken's good. if you are on death's door and sipping thru a straw, it is good.....very good. if you are looking for chicken SOUP put in the blasted chicken. you could also throw in some vegetables and dumpling or two.
    This is a wonderful recipe for this well-known comfort food. I add 2 cups of shredded baked or grilled chicken, and also 1/2 cup chopped carrots. Very good!
    I used Alton's stock recipe and every one loved it!!!!
    Made this for my boyfriend when he was sick and he loved it! Have to be careful with amount of tarragon though. Additionally, not a whole depth of flavors, sort of one dimensional. But easy and quick to make. Would make again if only had short amount of time to make chicken noodle soup.
    Adding chopped up hard boiled eggs is with this soup!
    I added carrot slices cause I like them
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