Lightened-Up Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

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Jump To Recipe Team Team Modified: May 17, 2022
Lightened-Up Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

How To Make Lightened-Up Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup

Here’s a lighter take on the classic chicken noodle soup. A creamy and hearty meal made with potatoes and carrots, this will surely leave you satisfied!

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 40 minutes
Total: 1 hour 10 minutes



  • 1tbspunsalted butter
  • ¾cupyellow onion,chopped
  • 1cupcarrots,sliced
  • 1cupcelery,sliced
  • 2garlic cloves,minced
  • ¼cupall-purpose flour
  • ½tsporegano
  • ½tspfresh ground black pepper
  • 1tspfresh thyme
  • ½tspsalt
  • 8cupschicken broth
  • cupspotato,peeled and diced
  • 2cupsroasted chicken,shredded
  • 1cupfat-free milk,half-and-half or whole milk
  • 4cupswide egg noodles,uncooked


  1. Over medium heat, melt the butter in a large pot or dutch oven (4-quart or larger). Add the onion, carrots, celery, and garlic. Sauté for around 7 minutes or until the vegetables are soft.

  2. Add flour, oregano, pepper, thyme, and salt. Stir and cook for 3 minutes.

  3. Add the broth and potato. Give everything a quick stir, then increase the heat to medium-high. Bring the soup to a boil, without stirring, and boil for 3 minutes.

  4. Reduce the heat to medium-low, partially cover the pot, and allow to simmer for 25 minutes or until the potatoes have softened. Taste the soup; season if needed.

  5. Add the chicken, milk/half-and-half, and noodles. Cook for 10 minutes until the noodles are tender and the soup has thickened. Once again, taste the soup and add more seasoning as desired. Serve the soup warm.

Recipe Notes

  • Cover and store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
  • To reheat, simply pour into a pot over medium heat and cook until warm.
  • Soup thickens in the refrigerator as the noodles and potatoes soak up the liquid. Feel free to add more chicken broth to the leftovers if it’s too thick.


  • Calories: 206.75kcal
  • Fat: 7.09g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.32g
  • Trans Fat: 0.07g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.81g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.34g
  • Carbohydrates: 23.38g
  • Fiber: 1.56g
  • Sugar: 4.94g
  • Protein: 11.84g
  • Cholesterol: 35.90mg
  • Sodium: 370.97mg
  • Calcium: 68.17mg
  • Potassium: 432.76mg
  • Iron: 1.45mg
  • Vitamin A: 136.58µg
  • Vitamin C: 6.46mg
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