Classic Chicken Noodle Soup

IMG_0025I’m always amazed at how many people read my blog and use my recipes. It’s all very fascinating and yet still surprising to me.

To me, I’m just making food I want to make in my kitchen….and then rambling to myself online. Usually that’s what these blog posts are. Random musings from my day to day that have nothing to do with anything and then a recipe.

I sometimes will post to Facebook some of these recipes and lots of you respond and say:

“Oh yeah, I’ve made this recipe before! Delicious!”


“I just bought all the ingredients for this and am making it for dinner tomorrow!”


“this has become one of my family’s favorite desserts!” 

I’m usually always like “WHAAAAAAAT? People are making MYYYYYYY recipes?! Conspiracy?!?!” I still haven’t made the connection between the website traffic I receive being the same people that make my recipes. They are the saaaaaame people!

YOU GUYS. Next to my family, YOU {yes, all of you!} are my favorite people in the world. I don’t seem to attract a lot of the haters {knock on wood}, just the positive, food loving people across the interwebs.

THANK YOU for making my world a little bit brighter every day. I love reading your comments and ‘talking’ with you. I love having my inbox full with little thoughtful notes or questions about recipes. I love that you defend me and usually take my side on eating cookies for breakfast, hiring dish fairies forevermore and picketing to make sweet pickles illegal.

You all are wonderful human beings and I literally wish I could give each and every one of you a hug.

IMG_0035Ok, obviously I CAN’T give of you a hug, but this Chicken Noodle Soup is the next best thing. It’s comforting, delicious and can fill hungry tummies. Everyone loves this delicious classic dish and it’s ready in a cinch. Tarragon is my secret ingredient that makes my version extra tasty.

So make a pot of this and know that you are appreciated and loved from me and my family in Portland. xoxo!


Classic Chicken Noodle Soup

The most delicious recipe for chicken noodle soup! Ready in 30 minutes 🙂

Yield: 6 servings

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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 large onion, diced
  • 1 1/2 cups diced carrot
  • 1 1/2 cups diced celery
  • 10 cups chicken stock {homemade or store bought...just use one you love}
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon dried tarragon
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cups diced, cooked chicken
  • 4 cups egg noodles {such as no yolks}


  1. In a large pot, saute onion, carrot and celery in olive oil and butter over medium heat. Cook until onion starts to soften, about 5 minutes. Stir in chicken stock and seasonings. Bring to boil and stir in chicken and noodles. Reduce heat to simmer and cook until noodles are tender. Taste, adjust seasonings, remove bay leaf and serve.

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  1. “I’m always amazed at how many people read my blog and use my recipes. It’s all very fascinating and yet still surprising to me” – I think this everyday as well!
    Love this classic chicken noodle soup,…perfect for these cold days!

  2. Perfect timing on the soup. Yes, you are in my inbox and my kitchen!!! Thank you for your recipes and your blog. I love it. Thank you.

  3. I have everything except the chicken stock and chicken. And tarragon. Otherwise I would totally make some soup today. Oh…and sweet pickles? The ONLY pickles to use in homemade chicken salad. Preferably my mommas. With some craisins thrown in. And maybe a few apples. I have made the no bake “granola” bars three times in a week for my 4 boys with peanut butter instead of butter like someone commented. We Love them!

  4. I’ve been following your blog for a couple of years now Lauren and always look forward to your posts! I’ve made many of your recipes and will definitely be making this one this week. It’s perfect for this cold weather!

    Happy Monday! 😀

  5. Lauren, we read and eat because you’re awesome! Your recipes don’t involve crazy ingredients or tons of steps–perfect for nights after work. You know what it means to feed a family of normal people, and we appreciate that! 🙂

  6. YUMMY! LOVE Soup Season – thanks!

  7. Chicken noodle soup is of my favorite soups! It is perfect for the cold weather that we have been having! Thanks for the recipe!

  8. This soup looks perfect! just what we all need for this chilly february!

  9. Your photos are amazing! Any tips??

    • Use natural light + practice practice practice!

  10. I usually make this in Filipino version. We call in SOPAS. Made with elbow macaroni, chicken broth, i throw in some hotdogs/ sausages. Some chopped cabbage and diced carrots. Sure warms up the soul =)

  11. I think this is my first time leaving a comment. Just want you to know that someone in Columbus, Ohio, loves you and your recipes! 🙂 Have a great day! 🙂