This homemade chicken noodle soup is hearty and perfectly satisfying for those times you find yourself craving something to warm your heart and soul. No need to make a huge pot, this wonderful recipe will serve one or two people.
Chicken soup is the ultimate comfort food. There’s something magical about a bowl of chicken soup that will warm your soul.
What is it about chicken soup that makes us feel this way? When I begin to feel a little under the weather, this is the soup I crave.
When I’m feeling down and want a big bowl of something comforting, this homemade chicken noodle soup does the trick.
Small Batch Chicken Soup
If you’re cooking for one or two people, a big pot of homemade chicken soup might seem like too much to make and it certainly might be.
Leftover soup freezes pretty well, but with this small batch soup recipe you can make it fresh when you’re ready to enjoy it.
It’s also a great recipe to use if you have cooked chicken leftover from a previous meal and fresh vegetables on hand.
This small batch chicken soup recipe will yield 2 to 3 bowls of soup, depending on how big your serving is.
Ingredients In Chicken Noodle Soup
For this chicken soup recipe, you will need:
- 2 chicken breasts or thighs
- olive oil
- chicken broth
Pro Tip: Feel free to add other vegetables to this basic soup recipe. Consider using leftover broccoli, frozen peas or green beans, and corn.
How To Make Chicken Noodle Soup
This chicken soup comes together quickly and easily, especially if you’re using cooked chicken.
I especially love using leftover rotisserie chicken that I’ve picked up from the grocery store.
If you aren’t using leftover chicken, consider poaching the chicken. Poached chicken is so easy to do and the chicken always turns out so tender.
How To Poach Chicken
To poach chicken, you just cover the chicken pieces with water and let the chicken simmer on the stovetop until it’s completely cooked through.
The low temperature cooks the chicken gently and results in a tender and juicy piece of chicken.
You can add chopped ginger, fresh herbs or other aromatics to the water if you’d like, or season the water very simply with salt.
While the chicken is cooking, chop up the vegetables and cook them until they soften.
Pour in 4 cups of chicken broth and let the soup simmer for about 10 minutes.
Slice and add in the cooked chicken and noodles, then simmer until the pasta is tender.
Taste the soup and if necessary, add salt and pepper.
This chicken soup is hearty, completely satisfying, and so delicious.
Other Single Serving Soup Recipes
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Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe
- 2 chicken breasts , skinless, boneless
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 small onion , chopped
- 1 carrot , chopped
- 1 celery stalk , chopped
- 3 cloves garlic , minced
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 1 cup dried pasta (bowtie, shells or any other type)
- Arrange the chicken in a single layer on the bottom of a pot. Scatter salt over the top.
- Pour in enough cool water to cover the chicken by an inch or so.
- Place the pot of chicken on the stovetop over medium-high heat. Bring the water to a boil. As soon as the water comes to a boil, reduce the heat to low, cover the pot, and let the chicken simmer. Remove any foam with a spoon that accumulates at the top during cooking.
- Check the chicken after 10 minutes. It is done when no longer pink and an instant read thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the meat registers 170 degrees F. (I find the chicken typically cooks in 10-12 minutes).
- Remove the chicken from the liquid and place on a cutting board to cool. When cooled, cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces.
- Heat a medium sized pot on medium-high heat. Add the olive oil.
- Add the chopped onions, carrot and celery to the pot and cook for 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Add the garlic and cook for a minute more.
- Pour in the chicken broth and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, add in the chicken pieces and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Add the pasta to the pot, stir and cook until pasta is tender, about 5 minutes.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
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