Chicken noodle soup

Chicken noodle soup

25 min
Packed with delicately spicy flavours, vegetables, and soft noodles, our creamy chicken noodle soup is everything you need for a tasty dinner that everyone will love. It is surprisingly easy and quick to make, and it is deliciously flavourful! Made with curry soup, tender chicken, and fresh, crispy vegetables, it is sure to be a hit with children and adults alike. Try this recipe for homemade chicken noodle soup with egg noodles next time you are in the mood for a wonderful meal.


  • Pour the curry soup and water into a saucepan and bring it to a boil as you stir it.
  • Add chicken tenderloin chunks, onion, salt, and pepper.
  • Let it boil at medium heat for about 2 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  • Add egg noodles, spring onions, and peppers.
  • Let it boil for 2 more minutes until the noodles have ‘loosened up’ and become tender but not soft. Season to taste.
  • Transfer the noodle soup to deep plates and garnish with some fresh coriander. Serve the rest of the coriander with the soup alongside the wholemeal bread.

One of the delicious things about a simple chicken noodle soup is how the noodles soak up all the delicious flavours. As such, the best noodles for chicken noodle soup are ones that will do so without becoming mushy. Remember to add the noodles as the very last thing to avoid overcooking them. The residual heat from the dish will keep cooking them even after you remove it from the heat, so it is important that you do not cook them until they become soft. Try cooking them until they are about halfway done and then letting the hot soup do the rest of the work.

Questions about noodle soup

With a quick and easy chicken noodle soup recipe like ours, making a comforting, warming bowl of soup to brighten any day is incredibly simple. Below, you can learn more about the staple comfort food by reading our answers to the most frequently asked questions about it.

What is in chicken noodle soup?
A basic chicken noodle soup features chicken, noodles, and usually a selection of vegetables. Depending on whether it has broth, stock, or cream, it may be either clear or creamy. Our tasty version features moist chicken tenderloin, thick egg noodles, and fresh vegetables like spring onions and sweet peppers in a creamy curry soup made with yellow curry and coconut milk.
How to make chicken noodle soup?
A bowl of this hearty recipe is sure to warm both body and soul! To make a quick chicken noodle soup, start by bringing the pre-made curry soup to a boil before adding the pieces of chicken, onion, and seasoning. After allowing it to boil for a short while, add egg noodles and vegetables. When the noodles are tender, season to taste, and garnish with fresh coriander. Serve with a side of wholemeal bread for a warming and filling meal.
How to thicken chicken noodle soup?
For a thicker result, simply leave out some of the water. Without the addition of all of the water, you should get a deliciously thick and creamy consistency. Or, if you already added all the liquid, make a mixture of flour or cornflour and water that you, little by little, add while stirring; this will thicken it up, too.
How long is chicken noodle soup good for?
This homemade chicken noodle soup will keep for 3-4 days in the fridge. After it has cooled, store any leftovers you may have in airtight containers. For ease, choose portion-sized ones so you can avoid reheating the entire batch if you are just grabbing a quick lunch the following day. Reheat it in the microwave or on the stovetop.
Can you freeze chicken noodle soup?
Freezing chicken noodle soup is possible for up to 4-6 months in airtight containers. However, it is best to freeze it without the noodles as they tend to soak up moisture and become mushy in the freezer. Make sure to cool the soup thoroughly, leave space in the containers for it to expand, and make sure that all pieces of chicken are covered with liquid. When you mean to eat it, allow it to thaw overnight in the fridge before reheating it and adding freshly cooked noodles.


Chicken noodle soup:
Curry soup
1 l
200 ml
Chicken tenderloin, cut into small chunks
300 g
Yellow onions (approx. 150 g), finely chopped
Coarse salt
1 tsp
Freshly churned pepper
Dry egg noodles, broken into smaller pieces
75 g
Spring onions (approx. 200 g), cut into diagonal slices
2 bundles
Red and yellow peppers (approx. 300 g), cut into cubes
Fresh coriander
1 bundle
Served with:
Wholemeal bread
240 g

Creamy spiced chicken noodle soup

To make the ultimate chicken noodle soup with egg noodles, we recommend using the tenderest part of the chicken, the tenderloin, to introduce a meaty, savoury flavour. The result is a wonderful curry chicken noodle soup spiced with plenty of yellow curry and cumin flavour. The spiciness is softened with coconut milk, and it is filled with moist chunks of chicken and crispy vegetables.

Are you looking for more flavour-packed dishes that feature curry in a prominent role? Check out our cauliflower curry recipe and chickpea curry recipe as well.

Thick egg noodles to soak up the goodness

When you try our recipe for chicken noodle soup, you get a meal with lots of different textures. There is the tender chicken and onions, the crunchy peppers and spring onions, and, of course, the chewy egg noodles, which are excellent at soaking up the soup. This means that the naturally savoury noodles absorb the spicy flavours of the vibrant curry soup to become even more delicious.

Another great recipe of ours which has noodles in it is our recipe for stir fry noodles. It has everything you need from Asian cuisine with, for example, edamame beans, soy sauce, fish sauce, and, of course, delicious egg noodles.

Exotic and flavourful comfort food

Chicken noodle soup is known as one of the best comfort foods for a rainy day or when you are in the mood for some heat and a hearty meal. And we agree. Packed with Asian-inspired flavours, it is sure to bring you comfort while also keeping you thoroughly satisfied by having different flavours and textures in every spoonful.

On the lookout for other comfort foods? Have a look at our recipe for mac and cheese if you are on the lookout for a comforting meal with a flavour profile that is milder and cheesier, or, to go the classic way, a traditional lasagne or an Italian spaghetti Bolognese.

Add your own touch

To add more heat and create a spicy noodle soup, add fresh, red chilli pepper, and chilli flakes, or stir in a spicy condiment like siracha sauce. Other good spices for this recipe include ginger and cayenne pepper, which will respectively introduce plenty of zing and a slight smokiness to the dish.

You can easily vary the ingredients for chicken noodle soup by using any vegetables you might have on hand. Try it with garlic, pak choi, spinach, carrots, kale, leeks, celery, sweetcorn, mushrooms, and different kinds of cabbage to experiment with different combinations of sweet, bitter, and oniony umami flavours.