Make this quick and easy Rotisserie Chicken Noodle Soup recipe in just 30 minutes. It’s the comfort food recipe your family craves for easy weeknight dinners.

It serves six and costs just $10.02 to make. That’s only $1.67 per serving. 

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Wouldn’t it be nice if when you or your kids are about to get sick, you could receive some sort of warning? Like, “Hey, your life is about to be turned upside down for the next week. Get ready!” 

You could stock up on medicine, sterilize the house, get the laundry done, make the best chicken noodle soup recipe, and do all the things. 

Unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way. It’s more like, “Hey, it’s the middle of the night; let’s get sick!” Or, “Hey, you’re trying to work on a major presentation for work, let’s have the school nurse call to tell you one of your kiddos is super sick.” Ahhh, life, am I right?! 

This is the best rotisserie Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

I love making this recipe when I have a craving for homemade chicken noodle soup but don’t have time to make the soup entirely from scratch. Using a Rotisserie Chicken in the Chicken Noodle Soup is such a great life hack. 

My family adores this recipe, which is always a win (especially with my picky 6-year-old) plus it freezes great, too! 

Best Rotisserie Chicken Noodle Soup being scooped up with a ladle.

This recipe is great to make when sickness hits your family. We all know that when taking care of sick kiddos or even yourself, the last thing you want to think about is dinner, but don’t worry because I’ve got you covered!

I like to make a big batch of this soup for freezing and having on hand in such moments. Below you’ll find my instructions for freezing this easy Rotisserie Chicken Noodle Soup. 

Easy Chicken Noodle Soup ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon salted butter
  • 1 small white onion chopped
  • 2 large garlic cloves minced
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 9 cups chicken broth
  • 2 ½ cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 10 ounces egg noodles
  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
Overhead picture of chicken noodle soup in a white bowl and in a pot.

How to make Chicken Noodle Soup with rotisserie chicken

  1. First, melt butter in a large pot and then add the onion and celery, cooking for about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for about a minute. 
  2. Next, add the chicken broth to the pot, followed by the chicken, noodles, carrots, bay leaf, and seasonings. Stir and then bring to a boil. Then cook for 20 minutes. 
  3. Finally, remove the bay leaf and season with salt and pepper. Garnish with parsley and serve. 

What’s the best noodles for chicken noodle soup?

The best noodles can vary depending on personal preference and the desired texture of the soup. Here are a few popular noodle options that work well in chicken noodle soup:

  1. Egg noodles: Egg noodles are a classic choice for chicken noodle soup. They have a soft and slightly chewy texture that pairs well with the broth. You can find them in various thicknesses, from thin to extra-wide.
  2. Wide noodles: Wide noodles, such as pappardelle or fettuccine, can add a hearty and comforting element to the soup. These broad and flat noodles are great for capturing the flavors of the broth and complementing the chicken and vegetables. Make sure you break them into smaller pieces before adding them into the soup.
  3. Rice noodles: Rice noodles are a popular choice in Asian-style chicken noodle soups. They are thin and delicate, providing a light and silky texture to the soup. Rice noodles are also gluten-free, making them a suitable option for those with dietary restrictions.

How long to cook chicken soup

You cook chicken soup for a total of 25 minutes.

Rotisserie Chicken Noodle Soup recipe in a white bowl with a golden spoon.

What to serve with Chicken Noodle Soup

I love serving this soup with my Honey Wheat Bread (also freezes well) or my Cheddar Biscuits. Both round out this meal quite well.

I sometimes serve the soup with my Spinach Salad, and when I serve it with bread and salad, I find that I can get 8-10 servings out of this soup. 

Easy Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe tips

  • You can make dinner prep even more effortless by pre-chopping all of the veggies in the morning and storing them in the refrigerator until you’re ready to cook! 
  • If you don’t have rotisserie chicken on hand, then any leftover chicken or canned chicken will do. You can even use leftover turkey and ham, too. 

Easy Chicken Noodle Soup storage

How long does chicken noodle soup last?

The shelf life of this soup can vary depending on how it is stored and whether it contains any perishable ingredients. Here are some general guidelines for the storage and shelf life of this recipe:

  • Refrigerator: If properly stored in an airtight container, chicken noodle soup can typically last for about 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator. It’s important to cool the soup quickly after cooking and store it in the refrigerator within 2 hours to minimize bacterial growth.

Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe FAQs

Is rotisserie chicken good for you?

Absolutely! Rotisserie chicken is a great healthy choice. It is full of protein. However, as a bonus, it is also a good source of iron, calcium, and vitamin A. So eat up! To make it an even better healthy choice, remove the skin before eating it. 

How do you get depth of flavor in soup?

Adding a few simple spices can add some flavor to your soup. I like to add the following seasonings:
– Bay leaf
– Dried oregano
– Dried basil
– Salt
– Pepper 

Why does chicken noodle soup always make you feel better?

We all know that when we are not feeling well, a bowl of chicken noodle soup can heal our soul. But does it heal our colds, too? There have been studies done that show it does help! It can help clear congestion, which helps lessen those cold symptoms.
Chicken noodle soup is full of nutrients, so it helps strengthen your immune system, which also helps lessen those pesky cold symptoms. Grab a bowl and feel better! 

What can I make with rotisserie chicken?

Rotisserie chicken is a versatile ingredient that makes prep time a breeze. Here are some delicious ideas for what you can make with rotisserie chicken:
1. Chicken Pasta Salad
2. Chicken Enchiladas
3. BBQ Chicken Pizza
4. Chicken and Rice Casserole

Soup Freezing Instructions: 

  1. Follow all of step 1 of the recipe below. Then, turn off the heat and add the chicken broth, chicken, carrots, bay leaf, oregano, basil, salt, and pepper. Give everything a quick stir and then place the soup into freezer quart or freezer gallon bags. Seal the bags well, label them with a permanent marker, and freeze. 
  2. When you’re ready to have the soup from the freezer, thaw the soup completely, add the soup to the pot, add in the egg noodles (If you’re only heating half of the soup, then add in half of the noodles.), and continue with rest of step 2 in the recipe instructions below. 
A close up of the BEST Rotisserie Chicken Noodle Soup recipe in a white bowl.

Cook’s Tools:

  • large pot
  • wooden spoon
  • measuring cup
  • soup ladle

How much will this recipe cost?

RECIPE COST: $10.02

PER SERVING COST: $1.67

NOTE: I calculate the recipe prices by using name brand grocery prices on grocery store websites. 

  • 1 tablespoon salted butter $0.10
  • 1 small white onion chopped $0.70
  • 2 large garlic cloves minced $0.10
  • 1 cup chopped celery about 2 stalks $0.18
  • 9 cups chicken broth $2.97
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken $2.81
  • 10 ounces egg noodles $1.78
  • 1 cup sliced carrots $1.20
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano $0.03
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil $0.10
  • 1 bay leaf $0.03
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt $0.01
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper $0.01

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Rotisserie Chicken Noodle Soup recipe in a white bowl with a golden spoon.
4.25 from 178 votes

Easy Chicken Noodle Soup with Rotisserie Chicken

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
6 people
Make this easy, one-pot Rotisserie Chicken Noodle Soup recipe in just 30 minutes. It’s the comfort food recipe your family craves for easy weeknight dinners.

Equipment

  • large pot
  • wooden spoon
  • measuring cup
  • soup ladle

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 tablespoon salted butter
  • 1 small white onion chopped
  • 1 cup chopped celery about 2 stalks
  • 2 large garlic cloves minced
  • 9 cups chicken broth
  • 2 ½ cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 10 ounces egg noodles
  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper

FOR GARNISH:

  • freshly chopped parsley

Instructions

  • In a large pot add the butter and melt over medium heat. Once the butter is melted and the foaming subsides, add the onion and celery and cook until just tender and the onion is translucent about 5-6 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Add the chicken broth to the pot, followed by the chicken, noodles, carrots, bay leaf, oregano, basil, salt, and pepper. Give everything a stir, increase the heat to high and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes.
  • Remove the bay leaf, and season the soup with salt and pepper to taste. Ladle the rotisserie chicken noodle soup into bowls and garnish with freshly chopped parsley. Serve.

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Nutrition

Calories: 323kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 1720mg | Potassium: 721mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 3850IU | Vitamin C: 28.1mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 2.1mg

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54 Comments

  1. Hannah Chase says:

    I love homemade chicken noodle soup! This looks great!

  2. My family loves chicken noodle soup. I love how easy this recipe is!

  3. Sharron DiSalvio says:

    Love this homemade chicken noodle soup. Easy and quick, especially so when using rotisserie chicken. Soup, salad and garlic bread for dinner. Yummy.

  4. Really genius idea, rotisserie chicken is cheap versatile, it’s healthy, for a processed food too. Good to see a recipe around it.

  5. Really good! Next time I cut back just a bit on the black pepper. I also added the juice of half a lemon at the end. Yum!

  6. I’ve been making homemade chicken noodle soup for years and came across this recipe when I wanted to use the rest of my Costco chicken. My family LOVED it and I did too as it was so easy and quick to make. I ended up doubling the recipe as we like to have leftovers. Thank you for a wonderful recipe!

    1. Donna, you’re SO welcome! Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment to let me know how much you enjoyed the soup! 🙂

  7. We really enjoyed this soup!! I made enough for 12 and used 1 12oz package of egg noodles as well as 8oz of orzo! It was amazing!

    1. Yum! I’m going to try adding Orzo to mine the next time I make it!

  8. We had a bunch of leftover chicken and found this recipe to make soup. Very easy and delicious! Served with crusty sour dough bread… followed the recipe to a tee ~ tasted great! Thank you!

  9. Going to make this tonight. Looks yummy!

  10. Loretta Tillman says:

    Jillian, I made this Chicken Noodle Soup and we really loved it! Made some one this soup because they were under the weather and it made their day! They love it also. Glad I found this recipe.

  11. Super easy and flavorful. I added green onion to mine!

  12. Can I make this in my crockpot?

    1. You bet! Add everything except for the noodles to the slow cooker and cook on LOW for 6 hours. Discard the bay leaf and add the egg noodles. Cover and continue cooking on LOW for 20-30 minutes, or until the noodles are al dente.

  13. do you cook egg noodles prior to adding to the pot?

  14. Mary Graves says:

    Super tasty. Cut back on noodles and added a little water.

  15. Joy Yoshizawa says:

    Absolutely delicious! Thank you for sharing!

  16. Definitely needed for than 9 cups of chicken broth! The noodles soak a lot of it up. I also tossed in two handfuls of spinach and a spoon full of cream cheese! It was delicious.

  17. carol Simon-Murphy says:

    Perfect easy, and delicious

  18. Excellent recipe thank you. Had it tonight this cold, windy and raining nite. My husband loved it. We have a lot left and will eat in case the power goes out from the wind tomorrow. My new Costco rotisserie chicken soup recipe I will always use.

  19. This soup is absolutely delicious!! It’s a family favorite !