Quick, Easy Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe Everyone Will Love

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Here is a great way to make a one pot meal of creamy chicken noodle soup with a limited amount of time. It's based on maximizing your "cheating" skills to the ultimate by using prepared foods, rather than spending hours of making stock from scratch, and cleaning and chopping lots of veggies. This is a 30 minute recipe, which is my ultimate goal when cooking just about anything. And although I'm not a professional cook, I loved the flavor and texture, and friends were equally impressed. Once you have the ingredients in the pot, make sure you let it simmer, preferably for a few hours.

Ingredients:

2 cans condensed Cream of Chicken Soup

4 cups chicken broth, (or enough chicken bouillon for 4 cups) Note: you can use less broth to get a creamier, thicker soup, so adjust the consistency to your liking.

1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (to taste)

1 cooked half chicken—boned—meat cut into bite sized chunks. You can buy these at grocery stores and places like Costco (in the US and Canada) for around $5 or $6. Buy either savory or lemon herb.

3 celery stalks (or about 1.5 cups celery, chopped)

2 cups frozen or fresh veggies of your choice. I used frozen corn and broccoli which needed to be used soon--the advantage of using them in soup!

2 small cans of mushrooms, or 8 oz of fresh mushrooms, sliced.

1-8 oz. package homemade style egg noodles. Brands might include Kluski, Mrs. Miller's, Essenhaus Amish Country, etc.

Putting it together:

In a large stock pot or 4 quart kettle, add the following:

2 cans condensed Cream of Chicken Soup

3 cups of chicken broth (or bouillon)

1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder

Without bringing to a full boil, warm the stock and add the rest of the ingredients the way they are listed above.

Let simmer on very low heat for at least 1.5 to 2 hours. Simmering longer will help develop the flavor.

Makes about 6 to 8 average sized servings.

Note: Doubling the amount of stock to use a whole chicken and increasing the other ingredients as needed will yield about a gallon of soup to my best estimation. Makes about 12 to 14 larger servings.

Left over soup is a great freezer food to warm up on upcoming cold days.

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lorlie6 7 years ago from Bishop, Ca

Sounds like the perfect dish for a cold day.

Thanks!


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Daniel Carter 7 years ago from Western US Author

I think you'll like it, Lorlie! Let me know what you think if you make it.


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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

Great recipe, Daniel! I like how your heading for this reads is under the guise of Bachelor's Cookbook! I screwed up a lot of recipes on my worst days and damn near burned down half my block, but I learned from my mistakes (arson?). Thanks for the great recipe. Bookmarked!


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Daniel Carter 7 years ago from Western US Author

Thanks, dohn!! LOL Sounds like the title of your next book, "Cookery By Arson." I think I'd display it proudly in my home just for the title! Bachelor's Cookbook is me, all right. I'm not a chef by any means, but I do have fun when "hafta" cook. Friends and family keep asking for recipes, so I decided to put them on hubpages. Thanks for stopping by!


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wyanjen 7 years ago from Wyandotte Michigan

Cookery by Arson?

I gotta read that! LOL

I went ahead and bookmarked this Daniel... It's the perfect recipe for a chilly fall weekend. I rarely take the time to cook for myself, I'll try to break that habit with your Quick and Fabulous soup.

I'll let you know if I have success...

Jen


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Daniel Carter 7 years ago from Western US Author

Thanks, Jen! Yes, dohn's cookbook sounds like a hoot to me, too. You'll have to let me know how the soup turns out.


Gayle J. Carter 7 years ago

This sounds wonderful! I will certainly give it a try, perhaps tomorrow. Love what you are doing on Hub Pages!


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keira7 7 years ago

Hi Daniel its so nice to visit you. Long time no see.:) With winter coming we need some nice and hot soup umm yummy.:) I will try it. Thanks. Take care my friend and see you soon. God Bless.


ralwus 7 years ago

I have bookmarked this one Dan. thanks,looks really great.


Justine76 7 years ago

Hye, this is perfect timeing. I am sitting here with chicken defrosting, wondering...what the heck am I going to make with this tonight? I log on to hubpages...and there you are!! Thanks!!


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Daniel Carter 7 years ago from Western US Author

Thanks Mom, keira, ralwus and Justine! You'll have to let me know how it turns out!


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Shalini Kagal 7 years ago from India

That sounds delicious, Daniel. There's a nip in the air where I live and this sounds just perfect for an evening meal. Guess it's the slow cooking that does the trick?


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Daniel Carter 7 years ago from Western US Author

Yes, simmering for long periods really helps develop the flavor. Additionally, you can store leftovers in the fridge and warm the next day and the flavor is just as wonderful. Let me know what you think!


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myownworld 7 years ago from uk

not just for bachelors but lots of exhausted wives too! thank you for this...looks fab! ok. hubby's in for a treat today! ;)


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Daniel Carter 7 years ago from Western US Author

Glad you like it, myownworld! Hope your hubby and you enjoy it! Thanks for reading.


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Leop 7 years ago

I love this recipe. I am actually vegetarian but my husband loves anything chicken. And from the looks of it, I should be able to prepare it with very litttle afford. Well written. Thanks Daniel.


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Daniel Carter 7 years ago from Western US Author

You're welcome, Leop. Maybe you could use the soup base, add the veggies and replace the chicken with tofu? Just an idea. Thanks for stopping by!


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Enelle Lamb 7 years ago from Canada's 'California'

I think you are on to something with the bachelor cook book - great recipe!


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Daniel Carter 7 years ago from Western US Author

Thanks, Enelle!! So glad to get your kind words and encouragement!


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Artemus Gordon 7 years ago

This would be excellent with a grilled cheese.


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Daniel Carter 7 years ago from Western US Author

Ahh, why yes, of course it would!! Great idea. Thanks for stopping by!


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rmcrayne 7 years ago from San Antonio Texas

Maybe this was already covered in the comments above, but don't the vegetables and noodles get mushy if you simmer 1 1/2 to 2 hrs?


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Daniel Carter 7 years ago from Western US Author

Yes, they can get mushy and that's a good point. I didn't worry about that much, but softer veggies can be put in the last few minutes of simmering time to avoid mushiness. Excellent point. Thanks for pointing that out!


Am I dead, yet? 7 years ago

Who doesn't love a hot bowl of creamy chicken soup! I will have to try this recipe. I can almost smell it! Now, only to just taste would be divine!


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Daniel Carter 7 years ago from Western US Author

Ah, yes, soup season is upon us. I'm thinking of making another pot myself! Hope you enjoy it! Thanks for stopping by.


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Daniel Carter 7 years ago from Western US Author

Hi monaz. I don't have a lot of original recipes, but those that I do have, I share. More on this topic may or may not happen, depending on whether or not I want to dig in and really start playing in the kitchen, which is only about once a week at this point. However, this is apparently a winner recipe and I hope you love it was much I do! Thanks for stopping by!


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wyanjen 7 years ago from Wyandotte Michigan

Checking back -

I made it and it is awesome Daniel :-)

I ate all of the mushrooms and lots of the broccoli while it simmered. But I always do that, so I planned ahead and used extra broccoli.

rmcrayne, I simmered 2 hours+, noodles do not get soggy ;-)


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Daniel Carter 7 years ago from Western US Author

Thanks for checking back wyanjen! Glad it turned out so well!


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Mitch King 7 years ago from Wilsoville, OR, USA

Simple enough, and it sounds delicious.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

it look delicious food. thanks for share this recipes for us.


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Dao Hoa 6 years ago

Daniel, you are sure know how to make cooking an easy task.


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Daniel Carter 6 years ago from Western US Author

Glad you think so, Dao! I don't enjoy spending much time in the kitchen, but I like good food, so I try to make things quick and easy. Thanks for stopping by!


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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

Daniel, Your such a great cook. WOW thanks for sharing all these great recipes. I have three brothers who all love cooking and I'm sharing you great recipes with them. Thanks and Peace :)


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Daniel Carter 6 years ago from Western US Author

Wow! How cool! Thanks for spreading the calories around! I'll feel less guilty about them now! LOL


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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Looks a lovely treat and so easy to make thanks for the simple tip.


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Daniel Carter 3 years ago from Western US Author

Thanks, DDE!


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Vacation Trip 3 years ago from India

This looks simply mouth watering, quite simple and easy to make. Thanks for sharing.


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Daniel Carter 3 years ago from Western US Author

It is! It's crowd pleaser! Thanks for stopping by.


KAH 2 years ago

Can't wait to try this.

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