Herbed Chicken Noodle Soup

It’s that time of year when just about every single kid in school districts around the U.S. are suffering from cold and flu. AKA the absolute worst. I hate seeing my kiddos sick just as any momma does and this week my house got hit with an icky virus, including myself. So it was time to get some Herbed Chicken Noodle Soup made for the whole family!

Herbed Chicken Noodle Soup

In my opinion, a delicious bowl of chicken soup is another form of medicine to help alleviate symptoms. It provides your body with much-needed nourishment when your immune system has seen better days. Plus, it’s simply delicious flavors that are easy on the tummy which is nice. 

To really kick up the healing properties of classic chicken soup, I ‘doctored’ it up a bit 😉 I used nourishing bone broth (you can either make your own or I recommend buying Bonafide Provisions if you are opting for store-bought). I also add a touch of ginger and turmeric which are also known for their immune-boosting properties. To richen up the broth for a fantastic touch of flavor, I cook my soup with a ton of fresh herbs. Sage, thyme, and rosemary add the most wonderful depth to the soup that I just adore. The best part? It just gets better with time so if you have leftovers, that’s a great thing!

Herbed Chicken Noodle Soup

Sick or not sick, this Herbed Chicken Noodle Soup is just delicious and one that the whole family will just adore. In fact, Sutton (my 6-year-old) liked it so much she asked if I could pack it in her school lunch tomorrow!

Herbed Chicken Noodle Soup


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Herbed Chicken Noodle Soup

Serves: 4
5 from 3 votes


  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 2 cups carrots, diced or 1 large carrot
  • 1.5 cups celery, diced or 3 stalks
  • 1.5 cups yellow onion, diced or 1 small onion
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp kosher salt or more to taste
  • 1/2 tsp cracked black pepper or more to taste
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • 1 sprig fresh sage
  • 5 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/4 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 8 cups Homemade Chicken Bone Broth or Broth low-sodium store-bought is fine
  • 1 cup dried ditalini pasta sub orzo if you can't find it
  • 2 cups cooked, chopped chicken I use rotisserie
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice or 1/2 lemon


  • Heat a large pot or dutch oven over medium heat with the olive oil. When the oil is shimmering, add the carrots, celery, onion, garlic, kosher salt and pepper. Cook, stirring often, until the vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes. 
  • Add in the rosemary, sage, thyme, bay leaves, ground turmeric, ground ginger, and paprika.  Continue to cook, stirring, for 2 more minutes. 
  • Pour in the broth, increase the heat to medium-high and bring to a boil. 
  • When the soup reaches a boil, reduce to a simmer and add in the ditalini pasta and chopped chicken.  Stir to combine and let cook, simmering uncovered and stirring occasionally, until the pasta is al dente, about 15 minutes.
  • Using tongs, remove the bay leaves and herb sprigs (it's okay if some of the leaves fell off into the soup). Stir in the lemon juice. Taste the soup and adjust seasonings, to taste. Serve and enjoy!


  • Reply
    May 4, 2021 at 12:12 am

    5 stars
    Hands down the best chicken noodle soup. My son was a little under the weather, and loved this. I’m gluten free so the only thing we did different was I cooked myself some gluten free noodles and my family regular noodles and added them in to our bowls at serving.

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    Brittany Warner
    March 13, 2021 at 2:09 am

    How many servings does this make?

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    Lori King
    February 17, 2021 at 7:02 pm

    Can you tell me how much rosemary/thyme/sage to use if using dried. Our store was out of a lot due to snow.

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      February 19, 2021 at 5:40 pm

      I’d do 1/2 tsp each

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    February 12, 2021 at 9:36 pm

    5 stars
    This is delicious! I love the ginger & lemon in this, it goes from good to great! I’ll absolutely be making this again! Actually, I haven’t found any of your recipes I wouldn’t make again, and I’ve made a lot of them. I love that you use lots of herbs in your recipes. So much flavor!

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    February 12, 2021 at 7:42 pm

    Is there a gluten free noodle you recommend for this? Excited to try this soup!

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      February 12, 2021 at 8:09 pm

      Jovial makes great grain-free options! They may not have ditalini pasta but they do have orzo.

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    January 24, 2021 at 8:13 pm

    Is it ok to do this in crockpot??

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    December 30, 2020 at 12:25 am

    I make this at least once a week by request from my family! We love this recipie!

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    Tove Lewis
    December 11, 2020 at 4:23 am

    This is the ONLY chicken soup recipe you need. This soup is so freaking good!!

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    Shannon Coronado
    November 24, 2020 at 3:57 am

    O.M.G!!! This is THE best chicken noodle soup ever! It has a parade of herbs and spices that I haven’t had in this kind of soup, it takes completely over the top!
    Alex does it again!!

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      November 24, 2020 at 1:14 pm

      Thank you so much!!!

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    Robin Godwin
    November 5, 2020 at 3:17 pm

    5 stars
    I have made this soup several times. It is delicious!!!

    • Reply
      November 5, 2020 at 9:53 pm

      Thank you!!

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      December 28, 2020 at 5:09 pm

      Can I sub wide egg noodles for the dried ditalini pasta? If so how much would you recommend? Thanks!!

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        January 2, 2021 at 2:39 pm

        You definitely can– I’d do 2 cups.

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