Chicken Noodle Soup

// Chicken Noodle Soup

Prep Time

5 mins

Cook Time

13-14 mins

Free Time

to make a grilled cheese

Ideal for those lazy days when you crave a warm, nourishing meal but have little time or energy to cook, this microwave chicken noodle soup is a lifesaver. Using pre-cooked chicken, store-bought broth, and your microwave, you can whip up a cozy bowl of this comforting classic in no time. All of the ingredients (including the noodles!) simmer together for 15 minutes or less. Sure, you can probably open a can in less time, but we guarantee this soup will nourish you back to health better than any can ever could.

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What You’ll Need

What You’ll Need

The Medium Deep Dish

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The Medium Deep Dish


  • ¼ cup (30g) shredded carrots
  • ¼ cup (30g) thinly sliced celery
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups (480ml) chicken stock, bone broth, or vegetable stock
  • ½ cup (60g) shredded, cooked chicken
  • ½ cup (25g) medium egg noodles
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste


  1. Add all the ingredients to the Anyday dish and stir to combine.
  2. Cook uncovered in the microwave for 13-14 minutes, or until the veggies and noodles are tender and the broth comes to a gentle simmer.
  3. Divide the soup into serving bowls and enjoy hot.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • Add some bay leaves for extra flavor and cozy aromas.
  • Try it with diced tofu or cooked beans for a meatless option.
  • Add grated ginger and cayenne for a healing alternative.
  • Top with grated parmesan cheese for a savory and delicious flavor.

Recipe notes

  • Store leftover soup in Anytime Freezer Trays, freeze overnight, and reheat as needed.
  • The noodles will soak up the broth as it sits in the fridge. If you’d like to enjoy leftovers, consider cooking the noodles separately.
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.

All You Need to Know About Chicken Noodle Soup

How long does it take to cook chicken noodle soup in the microwave?

It takes only 10-12 minutes to make chicken soup from scratch when using the microwave and the Anyday combined. It's a quick and convenient method that ensures a delicious homemade meal in no time.

Can I freeze chicken noodle soup?

Absolutely! Our Anyday Freezer Trays are ideal for this task. Simply portion the soups into the containers, cover with the lid, and freeze for up to 3 months. It's important to ensure the soup is completely cold before freezing to prevent foodborne illness.

How long does chicken noodle soup last in the refrigerator?

The soup will be good for up to 5 days in the fridge with the lid on, ensuring the knob is lifted to allow proper ventilation. This storage method helps maintain the soup's freshness and flavor, allowing you to enjoy it throughout the week with ease.

Can I use leftover rotisserie chicken in chicken noodle soup?

Absolutely! this soup is delicious when using rotisserie chicken. You can make our Chicken Stock recipes using the leftover bones for a quick and delicious bone broth

Can I make chicken noodle soup without noodles for a low-carb option?

Yes you can! removing the noodles s a great alternative for gluten-free or low carb options. You can add extra veggies such as shredded cabbage for texture and flavor.

How can I enhance the flavor of my chicken noodle soup?

Add some aromatics such as bay leaves, thyme, parsley, and celery salt. Use bone broth for extra flavor and silkier texture. You may add things like lemongrass, ginger, and soy sauce for an umami packed soup.