Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup

Creamy classic chicken noodle soup with carrots, chunks of chicken breast, egg noodles, herbs and a touch of cream.


  • 3 tablespoon oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 3 medium carrots, sliced in rounds
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 6 tablespoons flour
  • 2 (32-ounce) containers low sodium chicken stock or broth
  • 2 cooked chicken breasts, chopped or shredded
  • 2 cups whole grain egg noodles
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • ½ teaspoon dried sage leaves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ¼ cup half and half or cream


  1. Heat oil in a Dutch oven or stock pot to medium-high heat. Add onion and carrots and saute 4-5 minutes, until tender. Add butter and stir until melted. Slowly stir in flour until coated in fat and cook for 2-3 minutes, until golden. Increase heat to high and slowly whisk in chicken broth, creating a smooth mixture. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook 5-6 minutes, whisking constantly, until thickened.
  2. Add chicken and egg noodles, season generously with salt and pepper, then stir in thyme and sage, until combined. Place bay leaf on top and allow to gently simmer for 15-20 minutes. Stir in half and half or cream. Taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary. Remove bay leaf and discard.


Cooking Tip: If the broth or stock you're using doesn't have a ton of flavor, I'd recommend adding an all-natural chicken bouillon cube.


Keywords: easy, comfort food, healthy, simple, delicious, fall, family friendly