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Six-Ingredient Chicken Noodle Soup


Homemade chicken noodle soup in under an hour! This classic soup delivers hearty flavor and makes chicken for later in the week.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, September 2010


  • 2 bone-in, skin-on chicken breast halves (1 1/2 pounds total)
  • 8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs (3 1/4 pounds total)
  • 8 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 4 medium carrots, cut into 1/4-inch-thick rounds
  • 4 ounces spaghetti, broken into 2-inch pieces (about 1 cup)
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper


  1. In a large pot, combine chicken, broth, and 8 cups water. Bring to a boil; reduce to a rapid simmer and cook until chicken is cooked through (skim off foam), about 18 minutes. With tongs, transfer chicken to a rimmed baking sheet and refrigerate 10 minutes.

  2. Add carrots to pot and cook until crisp-tender, about 10 minutes. Add pasta and cook until tender, about 8 minutes. Remove skin and bones from chicken and discard; refrigerate 4 thighs for Chicken and Sweet Potato Hand Pies. Shred remaining chicken and add, along with peas, to pot. Cook until heated through. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

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