ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Chicken and Lentil Noodle Soup

Updated on January 13, 2023
cygnetbrown profile image

Cygnet Brown is a high school and middle school substitute teacher. She is the author of fourteen books and a long-time gardener.

A nourishing bowl of chicken and lentil noodle soup warms the body on a cold winter day.
A nourishing bowl of chicken and lentil noodle soup warms the body on a cold winter day. | Source

Wintertime is a Great Time for a Hot Bowl of Chicken Soup

I shivered as I pulled the car into the driveway. The temperatures were colder than they had been so far this season. The wind chill didn't help matters any. The wind was blowing the snow across the driveway, and it seemed to blow the cold through me and all I could think of was making the cold go away.

The first thing that came to mind was to make a bowl of chicken lentil noodle soup. I can't think of anything that says warm like a good cup of homemade chicken, lentil, and noodle soup.

Homemade Chicken Soup Is Where It's At

I remember the chicken noodle soup that I ate when I was a child. It came from a can. You know the kind I am talking about. That soup that you add water to. It wasn't until I was an adult that I learned how special homemade soup could be.

There's nothing like the smell of chicken, chicken stock, onions, carrots, celery, lentils, and noodles all creating that rich smell that every Jewish mother knows brings health to her home.

The Health Benefits of Chicken Soup

Chicken noodle soup is not only a good way to warm up from the cold, but grandma was right. Research has also shown that chicken noodle soup has anti-inflammatory properties that conquer a cold's symptoms. Chicken soup has been used since ancient times for its medicinal effects.

Which is better, homemade soup or canned chicken noodle soup? If I feel too sick to make soup, a bowl of canned soup might do the trick, but there is nothing like a homemade soup like this to provide not only the positive physical properties but also provides the psychological notion that homemade had an extra dose of love,

The addition of lentils in this soup gives a slightly peppery flavor and added protein and fiber as well. This healthy soup is good whether you are sick, cold, or simply hungry for some good home cooking.


  • One pound Chicken Breasts
  • One tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1 tablespoon Italian Seasoning
  • 2 boxes chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup lentils
  • one cup onion, minced
  • one cup celery, chopped
  • 1/2 pound egg noodles


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Melt butter and add Italian seasoning and minced garlic.
  2. Place the chicken on oven broiler pan or cookie sheet and brush garlic, butter and seasoning mixture over chicken and bake for 20 minutes or until the chicken is no longer pink.
  3. In stock pot, put the onions, celery, lentils, and chicken stock. Heat until boiling. Cut up chicken into bite size pieces and add to stock pot.
  4. Bring back to boil, then simmer soup for 30 minutes. Add noodles and cook for another 10 minutes until noodles are done.
  5. Salt and pepper to taste, serve soup hot.

Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 40 min
Ready in: 1 hour 10 min
Yields: 16 servings

How Do You Rate Our Recipe?

Cast your vote for Chicken and Lentil Noodle Soup
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 cup
Calories 80
Calories from Fat18
% Daily Value *
Fat 2 g3%
Saturated fat 1 g5%
Unsaturated fat 1 g
Carbohydrates 11 g4%
Sugar 2 g
Fiber 5 g20%
Protein 5 g10%
Cholesterol 20 mg7%
Sodium 500 mg21%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2013 Cygnet Brown


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)