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Chicken noodle soup with spoon in a white bowl and a lemon slice on the side
4.19 from 55 votes
Nutrition Facts
Easy Chicken Noodle Soup
Amount Per Serving (1.5 cups)
Calories 408 Calories from Fat 131
% Daily Value*
Fat 14.5g22%
Saturated Fat 3.8g24%
Cholesterol 72.3mg24%
Sodium 154.3mg7%
Carbohydrates 39.9g13%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 2.8g3%
Protein 32g64%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Servings:6 1.5 cup servings
Easy Chicken Noodle Soup
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins

Loaded with good-for-you ingredients and full of flavor and comfort- you guys are going to love this copycat Panera Bread chicken noodle soup!

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 4 stalks celery, diced (about 3/4 cup)
  • 5 medium carrots, sliced (about 1 1/3 cups)
  • 4-5 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 cups (32 oz.) carton low-sodium organic chicken broth*
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt + more to taste as needed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 1/2 cups pasta (for gluten-free, try quinoa or rice pasta)
  • 3 cups shredded or chopped rotisserie chicken breast, boneless, skinless
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley (optional for garnish)
  1. Heat oil in large pot over medium heat.
  2. Add onion, celery and carrot to the large pot; cook, stirring frequently, for about 9 minutes or until carrot is tender. Add garlic and cook one minute more.

  3. Add broth and seasonings, stir to combine and bring to a boil. Add pasta and chicken, reduce heat to low; gently boil for 10 minutes.
  4. Add lemon juice and fresh parsley before serving. Taste and add additional salt, if needed.

Recipe Notes

*If you like more liquid in your soup, add an additional cup or two of chicken broth or water.
**Ingredients are a guide, use as little or as much as you prefer of each ingredient.

Photos by Sasha at Eat Love Eats.

Author: Kim Lee
Course: Main, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy Chicken Noodle Soup, Healthy Chicken Noodle Soup, Panera Bread Chicken Noodle Soup

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