Chicken Mushroom Noodle Soup

A cup of chicken mushroom noodle soup.

Only one hour and a few pantry staples separate you from this tasty bowl of homemade soup.  Ok, not this bowl.  In fact much more than a mere bowl.  A whole pot of goodness!  And frankly, after the sugar high of this weekend, I think we could all use a little moderation.  Queue the back in time harp music.

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Friday I wrote a post about some insanely indulgent fluffer nutter brownies.  My premise was that despite Halloween being just a day away, you wouldn’t be able to stay away from these brownies.  Those brownies were da’ bomb,  but they didn’t impact my ability to scarf down my favorites from the candy bowl either. 

chicken mushroom noodle soup |Garlic + Zest

Not that Halloween indulgence wasn’t completely expected or warranted.  Lord almighty, it’s a bowl of candy sitting within arms reach.  Of course, we’re going to indulge.  In our case, it was Peanut M&Ms, Kit Kat, and Almond Joy.  Trifecta!  

chicken mushroom noodle soup |Garlic + Zest
chicken mushroom noodle soup |Garlic + Zest

I rationalized my hand-to-mouth Hoover-esque  gobble-fest.  I mean, peanuts are healthy!  Ditto almonds.  Hell, coconut’s a fruit, right?  And Kit Kat?  Well, those wafers aren’t really cookies at all, they’re like crispy bites of air.  Air doesn’t have calories.  Whaaattt???

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chicken mushroom noodle soup |Garlic + Zest

So with my head still buzzing from the sugar high, I figured moderation was in order.  This time, in the form of a tasty, comforting, chicken noodle soup.  If you have my special chicken stock from rotisserie chicken at the ready (it’s so much better), but I won’t judge if you use your favorite boxed variety.  

chicken mushroom noodle soup |Garlic + Zest

This delicious soup is loaded with chicken right off the bone, a standard blend of onions, carrots and celery plus sauteed crimini mushrooms and of course, egg noodles.  They key to the noodles is to cook them separately to just al-dente.  Then rinse them with cold water to stop the cooking.  Instead of plunking the noodles into the pot, add them to individual serving bowls, that way your last  bowl will have the same toothsome quality as the first.  This should cure your sugar hangover.

chicken mushroom noodle soup |Garlic + Zest

Also check out this Southwestern Chicken Quinoa Soup for a little more spice and heat.

chicken mushroom noodle soup |Garlic + Zest
chicken mushroom noodle soup |Garlic + Zest

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A large bowl of chicken mushroom noodle soup.

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Chicken Mushroom Noodle Soup
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4.46 from 11 votes

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Everyone needs one go-to chicken noodle soup recipe.  This is mine — but I’ll share!
Author: Lisa Lotts
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken, noodles
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8


  • 1 4-pound chicken halved, cut into drums, wings, thighs and breasts
  • 10 peppercorns
  • 2 whole allspice berries
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 8 cups chicken stock from rotisserie chicken or low sodium store-bought
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 4 medium carrots sliced into 1/2″ thick pieces
  • 3 stalks celery sliced into 1/2″ thick pieces
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 8 ounces crimini or button mushrooms stemmed and sliced
  • 8 ounces egg noodles cooked to al dente
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • fresh parsley for garnish


  • Remove skin and excess fat from chicken pieces and transfer to a large dutch oven. Place peppercorns, bay leaves and allspice berries on a piece of cheesecloth and secure with a string and deposit it into the pot with the chicken. Add chicken broth to cover the chicken, cover the pot with a tight fitting lid and place the pot over medium high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until the chicken pieces are cooked through, about 20 minutes. Using tongs, transfer the chicken to a cutting board to cool.
  • Set a fine mesh sieve over a large bowl and pour the broth through the sieve to remove the bouquet garni and any gray matter or other scum. Discard. If the pot still contains particulate, clean the pot and return it to the stovetop over medium high heat. When the pot has heated up, add butter, when it foams add the mushrooms and cook in a single layer until browned about 3-4 minutes. Flip to brown the other side. Pour the chicken broth over the mushrooms and add the chopped carrots, celery and onion. Bring the broth to a boil and reduce heat to simmer until vegetables are tender, about 15 minutes.
  • While vegetables are cooking, remove the meat from the chicken bones, discarding any fat, gristle, skin etc. Shred or cut the meat into bite sized pieces.
  • When the vegetables are tender, add the chicken pieces into the pot and stir well. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Place 1/2 cup noodles in each bowl. Ladle chicken soup over the noodles. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.


Calories: 186kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 124mg | Potassium: 518mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 5225IU | Vitamin C: 3.9mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1.3mg


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  1. That is so comforting. It’s been long since I made chicken soup — will now.

  2. 5 stars
    Thats the way i cook my chicken noodle soup! Lots a veggies and lots of chicken!

  3. 5 stars
    Haha! i’m lucky in the fact that we haven’t had any trick or treaters for years, so I don’t buy any candy!! I would still not turn this soup away! I love the idea of not adding the noodles so they don’t get mushy!!

    1. lucky you — avoiding the candy temptation!

  4. I love a giant bowl of soup, especially when it gets cold outside. This looks delicious!