Hurry Up I Don't Feel Good Chicken Noodle Soup

For the first time in about 11 days now I am finally feeling like I'm getting over this flu I've had. It has been awful! One of the very best things when you're not feeling well is homemade chicken noodle soup, but it's not really something you feel like making when you're sick. Well, I was desperate to have my homemade soup the other day, so I found the strength to get out of bed and go make it. While I was making it I thought I'd snap a couple pictures to share my quick and delicious recipe with you. I made this soup in under 30 minutes.

If you don't already always have these items on hand, then you should, as they can be useful for any number of recipes.


2 cups or so of cooked chicken - I always have rotisserie chicken on hand, fresh or picked and frozen. Or when I grill chicken I make extra, slice it and freeze it so I always have it.
1/2 of a large onion, diced
3 stalks of celery, diced
3 carrots, sliced
8 cups chicken broth
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
1/2 tsp. poultry seasoning
1 Tbsp. fresh parsley
Kosher salt and pepper
1 cup egg noodles or pasta of your choice
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 Tbsp. butter
1 Tbsp. all purpose flour


In a large, heavy bottomed pot heat the olive oil and butter over medium heat just until the butter is melted. Add the onions, celery, carrots, and some salt. Stir and saute over medium heat for about 10 minutes. Sprinkle the flour over the vegetables and stir to coat them. Cook for about a minute. Add 2 cups of the chicken broth and stir to incorporate the flour coating with the broth. Add the remaining 6 cups of chicken broth. Add the chicken, egg noodles, poultry seasoning, thyme, salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Increase heat to high to get the soup just to a boil. Once boiling, reduce to medium high and continue to cook until the noodles are done, about 7-8 minutes. Add the parsley and stir to combine.

That's it. Now just serve and enjoy and feel better. :)

Until next time...

Lady by the Bay


  1. I just made this last night on the tale end of a nasty flu bug. It was so good and the perfect re-entry into eating real food again after days of saltines. Thanks for the recipe; loved how quick it was to make too!

    1. So glad to hear you're at the end of your nasty flu bug; it was a really bad one for sure. I'm also glad to hear that the soup was easy to make for you and that you enjoyed it. :)

  2. Love this recipe! Will be linking back to this in my upcoming post :)

    1. Thank you, Marla. I will look forward to seeing your post. Glad you liked it. :)

  3. I discovered your recipe last year and I make it ALL THE TIME! It's one meal my whole family can agree on! Thank you!!!



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