Good Housekeeping Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

MARCH 3, 2017  /  ADINA BAILEY  / 

Good Housekeeping Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

Wow! The flu has hit hard in our household and so many others that we know. When my 14 year-old son was feeling his worst, I asked if anything sounded good to eat. Immediately, he asked me to make him my Chicken Noodle Soup.

Good Housekeeping Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

Last September, my Chicken Noodle Soup recipe was featured in Good Housekeeping Magazine. We test all of the recipes in our recipe section (even mine), but this particular recipe was also prepared by the Good Housekeeping test kitchen and received excellent reviews!

Do you know a family that has been hit hard by the flu or that could use a little comfort right now? This recipe is the perfect choice. If youve never made Chicken Noodle Soup from scratch before, Im confident that you can do it. You will be so glad that you learned!

Please feel free to email me at if you have any questions about the recipe.


  • 1 whole chicken (3-4 lbs.), neck and giblets removed
  • 2 stalks celery, each cut in half
  • 1 med. onion, cut in half
  • Handful fresh parsley
  • 3-4 carrots, peeled and sliced into 1/4-in. coins
  • 1 bag (12 oz.) egg noodles or 1 cup cooked rice
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp salt

In lg. 6- to 8-qt. saucepot, place chicken, celery, onion and parsley; add enough cold water to cover by 1 in. Heat to boiling on high, then reduce heat to maintain simmer. Simmer at least 1 hr., until chicken is cooked through.

When chicken is cooked, transfer to plate to cool. With slotted spoon, remove celery, onion and parsley from broth and discard. Add sliced carrots to broth; heat to simmering. Simmer 10 min. or until carrots are tender.

When chicken is cook enough to handle, remove meat from chicken and tear into bite-size pieces. Meanwhile, cook noodles or rice in separate pot according to package directions. Return chicken meat to cooled broth along with cooked noodles or rice and 1 1/2 Tbsp salt, or to taste.


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