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Chicken Noodle Soup

What beats a warm soothing bowl of Gluten Free 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.

A black bowl of homemade gluten free chicken noodle soup.

Why You'll Love This Homemade Gluten-Free Chicken Noodle Soup

  • This warm, cozy, soup is comfort food at its best
  • It is ready in under 40 minutes
  • This soup is gluten, soy and dairy free!
  • Great for cold weather or when someone doesn't feel well
  • Reminds you of your favorite classic chicken noodle soup recipe from your childhood
  • No crazy ingredients, just an easy recipe with pantry staples you already have in the kitchen
  • Delicious during soup season, but easy enough to make all year round

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 for this gluten-free soup recipe, especially during the winter months, since canned chicken and these egg noodles have a long shelf life.


Get more info on these simple ingredients in the recipe card towards the bottom of the post

  • 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. You can use chicken breasts, chicken thighs if you like dark meat, whatever you have on hand and prefer.
  • 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
Two bowls of homemade gluten and dairy free chicken noodle soup with egg noodles.

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How to Make Dairy Free Gluten Free Chicken Noodle Soup

  1. 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.
  2. Pour in the remaining ingredients except for the egg noodles.
  3. Bring to a boil and add in the egg noodles. Cook until egg noodles are tender.
  4. Garnish with chopped parsley with added salt to taste.
  5. Serve immediately.
  6. Cover and refrigerate leftovers.
  7. 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.
A large black stock pot of homemade chicken soup with egg noodles.


Store: Once your leftover chicken soup has cooled down to room temperature, you can transfer it to an airtight container and keep it in the fridge.

It should last up to 3 days; anything longer than that, we suggest freezing it. If you do decide to freeze your leftovers, use a freezer-safe container! See more freezing tips below.

Tip: We also suggest that you store the egg noodles separately from the delicious soup if possible, otherwise they'll start to break down into small pieces in your homemade chicken soup overtime.

Reheat: To reheat your soup, transfer it to a pot or microwave-safe bowl and heat until piping hot. Enjoy with extra fresh herbs and fresh made egg noodles if desired, the next time you reheat your soup!

Tips and Variations

  • You can make homemade noodles if you have the time and know how. We like to use our storebought egg noodles for the sake of time, but that's just our personal preference for this gluten-free chicken soup recipe.
  • You can use fresh herbs or dried herbs, if using fresh, you may need to increase quantities. Always use do a taste test of your comforting chicken soup so you can add more herbs and spices as necessary to create the BEST chicken noodle soup recipe you've ever had!
  • For a nice pop of crunch, add some homemade gluten free buttery (dairy free) croutons to your soup. Just add them to your serving bowl, not the giant pot of dairy free chicken noodle soup.
  • You can make this soup in a dutch oven rather than a large stock pot if desired.
A bowl of homemade soy free, dairy free, gluten free chicken noodle soup.

frequently asked questions

Is chicken broth gluten free?

Unfortunately, most store bought chicken broth is NOT gluten free. Always check your labels. However, there are a few brands that now offer gluten free options.

As we mentioned above, we like to use Pacific brand but you can also use Orrington Farms Chicken Flavored Broth Base which can usually be found at your local Walmart.

We always have gluten free chicken broth on hand so we can make this gluten-free chicken noodle soup recipe whenever and we use chicken broth in a lot of our other recipes.

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.

If you really wanted, you could trade these out for gluten-free noodles, but. wehave fallen in love with using egg noodles in our soup.

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.

A pot of Chicken Noodle Soup and carrots.

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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.

Go whip up a hearty bowl of chicken soup with this super simple recipe now!

In a large black stock pot there is a mixture of cut carrots, wide noodles, chicken chunks, and broth.

Chicken Noodle Soup

Enjoy a bowl of your classic, favorite homemade gluten free chicken noodle soup (dairy free too!)
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8 servings


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


  • 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.

Nutritional Disclaimer

These Nutritional Facts are ESTIMATED. Your actual nutritional info with this recipe may vary depending on the brands you choose. “Eating Gluten and Dairy Free” is not a registered dietician or nutritionist. The provided nutritional info above is based on a generic calculator, if you want more accurate info, use your nutritional calculator of choice where you can choose brands and get more info that way.

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