Creamy Lemon Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

Creamy Lemon Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

How To Make Creamy Lemon Chicken Noodle Soup

You don’t need to be sick to enjoy a good bowl of chicken noodle soup. In this recipe, the classic flavors are brightened up with thyme & fresh lemon juice.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes



  • 1tbspolive oil
  • 1small white onion,peeled and diced
  • 2carrots,peeled and diced
  • 2stalkscelery,ends trimmed and diced
  • 4clovesgarlic,minced or pressed
  • 8cupschicken stock
  • 2cupschicken,cooked and shredded
  • 2tspfresh thyme leaves,or more to taste
  • 1bay leaf
  • 6ozwide egg noodles
  • ½cupheavy cream
  • 4tbsplemon juice,freshly-squeezed
  • sea salt and freshly-cracked black pepper


  1. Heat oil in a large stockpot over medium-high heat.  Add onion and sauté for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.  

  2. Add carrots and celery and sauté for an additional 3 to 4 minutes, or until the carrots are softened a bit, stirring occasionally.  

  3. Add garlic and sauté for an additional 1 to 2 minutes, or until fragrant, stirring occasionally.

  4. Add chicken stock, shredded chicken, thyme, bay leaf and gently stir until combined.  Continue cooking until the soup reaches a simmer.

  5. Reduce heat to medium-low to maintain the simmer and stir in the egg noodles.  Continue cooking, uncovered, for 7 to 9 minutes or until the egg noodles are al dente.

  6. Add heavy cream and stir to combine, then add 2 tablespoons lemon juice and stir to combine. 

  7. Remove and discard the bay leaf.  Taste and season with any extra lemon juice, thyme, salt and pepper needed.

  8. Serve warm and enjoy!


  • Calories: 325.23kcal
  • Fat: 16.38g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.21g
  • Trans Fat: 0.05g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.68g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.34g
  • Carbohydrates: 27.74g
  • Fiber: 1.54g
  • Sugar: 6.04g
  • Protein: 16.32g
  • Cholesterol: 71.69mg
  • Sodium: 828.39mg
  • Calcium: 44.10mg
  • Potassium: 484.35mg
  • Iron: 1.87mg
  • Vitamin A: 211.75µg
  • Vitamin C: 6.76mg
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