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Chicken Noodle Soup

What beats a warm soothing bowl of Chicken Noodle Soup loaded with flavorful seasonings, chicken broth, fresh cut-up veggies, shredded chicken chunks, and the best tender gluten free egg noodles?

Using gluten free and dairy ingredients, this soup will warm you from the inside out. This is also our family’s go-to recipe for cold nights or when someone is feeling under the weather.

Two large black soup bowls filled with diced celery, carrots and wide noodles with chunks of chicken and broth. On top are a few fresh cut parsley pieces.

This warm, cozy, soup is comfort food at its best and ready in under 40 minutes.

And how long has it been since you have enjoyed homemade chicken noodle soup? We had not enjoyed it for years until we came across these gluten free egg noodles.

Now we keep the staple ingredients on hand during the winter months, especially since canned chicken and these egg noodles have a long shelf life.

chicken noodle soup ingredients

  • dairy free butter— our go-to is Earth Balance Buttery Sticks
  • fresh carrots— whole, peeled and sliced; frozen works as well
  • fresh diced celery ribs
  • sweet onion
  • garlic— fresh minced
  • chicken broth or stock— use a good quality broth such as Pacific brand. We prefer broth but use chicken stock when we are out of broth and don’t want to make a trip to the grocery store
  • shredded chicken— baked, canned, or rotisserie. We typically use canned chicken for this recipe, but also use leftover baked chicken.
  • dried thyme— we stock our pantry with McCormick brand spices
  • dried oregano
  • ground black pepper
  • kosher salt
  • gluten free egg noodles— we use Jovial brand egg tagliatelle noodles in this recipe and others such as our chicken noodle dinner
  • optional add-ins— peas, green beans, or broccoli
  • optional garnishes— fresh chopped parsley or fresh dill
In a large black stock pot there is a mixture of cut carrots, wide noodles,  chicken chunks, and broth.

kitchen utensils

  • cutting boards
  • sharp utility knives
  • garlic mincer
  • large stock pot
  • ladle

frequently asked questions

what are the best gluten free egg noodles to use

We use the Jovial brand gluten free egg tagliatelle noodles. We have found them at several local grocery stores, including Walmart. They are also available from Amazon.

And we like to keep an extra 2-3 boxes on hand at all times. They are inexpensive, have a long shelf life, and make for a quick meal with this soup and our Chicken Noodle recipe over mashed potatoes.

what is the difference between egg noodles and pasta

First, egg noodles require eggs in the ingredients, not to mention 2-3 times more eggs are used to make egg noodles than pasta noodles. Also egg noodles are known for their classic shape– long thin strips of dough while pasta noodles come in all lengths and fun shapes.

when should the egg noodles be added to the soup

To ensure you get it just right, make sure the soup is nearly cooked before adding the noodles. Egg noodles soak up broth readily so ensure you serve the soup as soon as it’s cooked.

Alternatively, you could cook the noodles separately and add to the soup at the last moment.

what to serve with chicken noodle soup

This soup is easily a hearty meal all on its own. You can also warm up rolls, baguettes, or biscuits and serve with dairy free butter. We also enjoy toasting slices of bread.

can this be made ahead of time

Yes, you can make this soup ahead of time and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. We recommend waiting to add in the egg noodles until you are ready to serve as they will continue to soak up the broth as they sit.

Once you are ready to eat this soup, heat it up in a large stock pan, add in the noodles and cook until tender.

can this soup be frozen

Yes. If you plan on freezing leftover soup, don’t add the noodles until the soup has been thawed, reheated, and you are almost ready to serve. Otherwise if you freeze the soup with the noodles, they will get soggy and fall apart into pieces.

One large black soup bowl filled with diced celery, carrots and wide noodles with chunks of chicken and broth. On top are a few fresh cut parsley pieces next to a black and gold spoon.

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  • taco stuffed peppers— peppers are filled with seasoned lean ground beef, sweet corn, black beans and a zesty enchilada sauce topped with dairy free cheese and sour cream with fresh chopped cilantro
  • Italian meatballs— robust Italian meaty flavor meatballs with a hint of fresh Italian spices to enjoy fancy restaurant-style meals safely at home
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lastly

Gluten free, dairy free, soy free Chicken Noodle Soup is a warm, cozy recipe you want to try now. Loaded with fresh veggies, flavorful broth, and the best seasonings, this no-fail recipe is a healthy comfort food for the entire family to enjoy.

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Chicken Noodle Soup

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Keyword: Dairy Free, gluten and dairy free, Gluten Free, soy free
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Eating Gluten and Dairy Free

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp dairy free butter
  • 1 c carrots sliced
  • 1 c celery diced
  • 1 sweet onion diced
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • 8 c chicken broth or stock
  • 2 chicken breast shredded (baked, canned, or rotisserie)
  • ¼ tsp dried thyme
  • ¼ tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp kosher salt add more to taste
  • 1 box gluten free egg noodles suggestion in post
  • optional– top with fresh chopped parsley

Instructions

  • In a large stock pot melt the butter over medium heat. Add in the carrots, celery, onion, and garlic to sauté until veggies are tender.
  • Pour in remaining ingredients except for the egg noodles.
  • Bring to a boil and add in the egg noodles. Cook until egg noodles are tender.
  • Garnish with chopped parsley with added salt to taste.
  • Serve immediately.
  • Cover and refrigerate leftovers.
  • If you are making this ahead of time, we suggest preparing the soup as directed, then adding the noodles to the soup and boiling just before serving. The noodles will continue absorbing the soup liquid.

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