Chicken noodle soup is the ultimate comfort food! It has been so popular for generations, and there are many different variations of it – chicken noodle soup with noodles, chicken noodle soup with rice, and even vegetarian chicken noodle soup. No matter which variation you choose, this hearty soup can cure whatever’s ailin’ ya! Let’s look at how to make some today!

What is chicken noodle soup?
Homemade chicken noodle soup is an indulgent meal that will warm you from your head to your toes. If you’re going through a rough patch and are looking for something comforting, try making homemade chicken noodle soup. After all, what’s more comforting than being able to indulge in a warm meal after a long day? Homemade chicken noodle soup is also pretty straightforward and incredibly easy to make once you’ve got all of your ingredients ready. It’ll help soothe away all of those aches that come with life, but it’s definitely not just for when you’re sick!

Ingredient List for Chicken Noodle Soup
-2 1⁄2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken thighs or breasts (about 6)
-1 large yellow onion
-sliced 4 celery stalks
-chopped 4 garlic cloves, smashed with the side of a knife
-4 carrots, sliced 1⁄4-inch thick
-1⁄2 cup short pasta such as ditalini or elbow macaroni
-Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
-1 quart (4 cups) unsalted chicken stock (add more if needed!)
-About 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
-Extra virgin olive oil
-Parmesan cheese for serving

Instructions for Chicken Noodle Soup
1. Chop up your celery, carrots, onion, and garlic
2. Sautee your vegetables for a few minutes in extra virgin olive oil, remove them, and set them aside.
3. Place chicken in a large stockpot, add chicken broth, cover, and bring to a boil.
4. Once the chicken is cooked, remove it. Shred the chicken with two forks.
5. Add the vegetables and shredded chicken back into the stockpot with the chicken broth.
6. Add salt, pepper, and thyme leaves.
7. On low heat, simmer for about 45 minutes.
8. Add the noodles, and cook until done.
9. Serve topped with parmesan cheese.

Toppings and garnishes
If you want to make your soup look fancy, add in some fresh herbs or chives on top. Some good garnishes for chicken noodle soup include diced green onion, croutons, parsley, and grated Parmesan cheese. If you’re still looking for more variety, try adding some additional veggies into your broth. Most importantly, don’t forget a dash of salt and pepper to make sure it tastes just right!