Dutch Oven Chicken Noodle Soup

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This Dutch Oven Chicken Noodle Soup is made with freshly chopped vegetables and slow simmered chicken. It’s done in one pot, and it’s rich, delicious, and comforting. 

Chicken noodle soup in bowl and a pot in the background

A homemade bowl of Chicken Noodle Soup might just be the ultimate comfort food. It’s soothing to the tummy and soul when you’re feeling under the weather, and it tastes so much better when you make it with love. You may never buy canned soup again!

It’s quick and easy to make a large batch of Dutch Oven Chicken Noodle Soup. Your family will enjoy it for dinner, and they can reheat the leftovers for lunch. It packs well in a thermos, or take some to a sick friend in a Mason jar.

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Quick and Easy: This dinner is on the table in about an hour. Start with precooked chicken, and you can be eating in under 30 minutes!
  • Kid Friendly: As a Mom of 5 I know the struggles of getting kids to eat healthy. Chicken Noodle Soup is a favorite for kids!
  • Makes a Lot: This recipe makes a big batch of soup, so you can enjoy leftovers for lunch.
  • One Pot Meal: You cook everything in the Dutch Oven making cleanup a breeze.
Chicken noodle soup in a bowl served with dinner rolls

What is a Dutch Oven?

A Dutch Oven is a large heavy duty pot with a heavy bottom, straight sides, and a tight fitting lid. It’s similar to a stock pot but with shorter sides. The thick bottom of the pot allows for even heat distribution, and it withstands high heat for searing and braising. It is an excellent pot for making soups. Dutch Ovens can be made of ceramic, stainless steel, aluminum, or cast iron. Here are a couple I recommend.

Dutch Oven Recommendations

7 Quart Dutch Oven with Lid

This dutch oven is a great all around choice. Calphalon is one of my favorite brands because it heats evenly, cleans up easily, and lasts a long time. This one has a drain spout, 2 handles, and a clear lid so you don’t have to guess what’s going on inside the pot.

6 Quart Cast Iron Dutch Oven

Bring a little color into your kitchen with this enameled cast iron dutch oven. I prefer to use a cast iron dutch oven when I’m slow-cooking large meats like a beef roast or pork roast. This one is available in 3 sizes: 4.3-quart, 6-quart, and 7.3-quart.

Ingredients for Dutch Oven Chicken Noodle Soup

  • olive oil
  • onion
  • carrots
  • celery
  • garlic
  • chicken thighs
  • chicken broth
  • bouillon cubes
  • frozen home-style noodles
  • parsley
  • salt and pepper

How to make Chicken Noodle Soup in a Dutch Oven

Pour 1 tablespoon of olive oil into the Dutch Oven and over medium heat. Add the onions and cook for 2 minutes. Then add the garlic and cook for another minute.
Add the carrots and celery. Cook together with the onions and garlic for 5 minutes stirring often.
Next, add the chicken thighs, chicken broth, and chicken bouillon cubes into the Dutch Oven.

Bring the soup to a boil over medium-high heat. Then cover with the lid and reduce the heat to low. Simmer covered for 20 minutes.
Remove the chicken from the soup and transfer to a cutting board. Trim off any fat, and shred the chicken with forks. Set aside.
Increase the heat to medium-high and add the frozen noodles. Boil for 10-12 minutes or until the noodles are tender.
Place the chicken back into the pot along with fresh chopped parsley. Stir well.

Chicken noodle soup in a dutch oven

Taste the soup and add salt and pepper to taste.
Serve hot soup with dinner rolls and butter.

What goes with Chicken Noodle Soup?

Here are some suggestions of what to serve with chicken noodle soup:

  • Bread – dinner rolls, biscuits, sourdough, pretzel rolls
  • Crackers – saltines, oyster crackers, sesame crackers
  • Salad – any kind of side salad
  • Sandwiches – grilled cheese, paninis, sliders

Tips & Tricks

  • Serve all kinds of bread with soup such as dinner rolls, biscuits, sourdough, or pretzel rolls. Crackers are another great choice. Soup also pairs well with sandwiches such as grilled cheese or paninis.
  • It is not recommended to freeze this Chicken noodle soup. The noodles and vegetables will become mushy. However, it does reheat well to serve as leftovers.
  • You can use chicken breasts in this recipe instead of thighs if you like.
  • Leftover soup can be stored in the refrigerator up to three days.
  • Use pulled rotisserie chicken to reduce the cooking time and have this dinner done in under 30 minutes.
A bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup with dinner rolls on the side.
A bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup with dinner rolls on the side.

Dutch Oven Chicken Noodle Soup

Melisha Kreppein
This Dutch Oven Chicken Noodle Soup is made with freshly chopped vegetables and slow simmered chicken. It’s done in one pot, and it’s rich, delicious, and comforting. 
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Course Chicken Recipes, Main Course, Soups &amp
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 304 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 med onion diced
  • 2-3 large carrots diced
  • 1 stalk celery diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 lbs chicken thighs skinless
  • 64 oz chicken broth
  • 2 chicken bouillon cubes
  • 16 oz Reames Homestyle Egg Noodles frozen
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Pour 1 tablespoon of olive oil into the Dutch Oven and over medium heat. Add the onions and cook for 2 minutes. Then add the garlic and cook for another minute.
  • Add the carrots and celery. Cook together with the onions and garlic for 5 minutes stirring often.
  • Next, add the chicken thighs, chicken broth, and chicken bouillon cubes into the Dutch Oven.
  • Bring the soup to a boil over medium-high heat. Then cover with the lid and reduce the heat to low. Simmer covered for 20 minutes.
  • Remove the chicken from the soup and transfer to a cutting board. Trim off any fat, and shred the chicken with forks. Set aside.
  • Increase the heat to medium-high and add the frozen noodles. Boil for 10-12 minutes or until the noodles are tender.
  • Place the chicken back into the pot along with fresh chopped parsley. Stir well.
  • Taste the soup and add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve hot soup with dinner rolls and butter.

Notes

Tips & Tricks

  • Serve all kinds of bread with soup such as dinner rolls, biscuits, sourdough, or pretzel rolls. Crackers are another great choice. Soup also pairs well with sandwiches such as grilled cheese or paninis.
  • It is not recommended to freeze this Chicken noodle soup. The noodles and vegetables will become mushy. However, it does reheat well to serve as leftovers.
  • You can use chicken breasts in this recipe instead of thighs if you like.
  • Leftover soup can be stored in the refrigerator up to three days.
  • Use pulled rotisserie chicken to reduce the cooking time and have this dinner done in under 30 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 304kcalCarbohydrates: 12.5gProtein: 36.5gFat: 10.8gSaturated Fat: 2.6gCholesterol: 117mgSodium: 333mgPotassium: 369mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1.8gCalcium: 31mgIron: 2mg
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