Delicious, comforting and filling, this homemade creamy chicken noodle and vegetable soup makes a nice change from the classic chicken noodle soup.
I made this creamy chicken noodle and vegetable soup on a cold snowy day, it was just what I needed to forget about the storm happening outside. This delicious and hearty soup is full of all the savoury vegetables, chicken and noodles that you find in a regular chicken noodle soup but is also incredibly creamy.
I’ve been wanting to make a creamy chicken soup for some time now, so when I saw this recipe for Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup over at Cooking Classy I knew it was time I tried it. This soup is really easy to make and doesn’t take much time at all to prepare, especially if you have leftover rotisserie chicken and some ready made chicken broth. I didn’t have either, but I did have some chicken breasts in the freezer, and since I had plenty of time, I cooked the chicken in water along with some aromatic veggies and spices, so at the same time as I was cooking the chicken I was making some homemade chicken broth.
The soup came out so delicious that I’m already planning my next creamy soup meal. The soup makes great leftovers, but you might want to thin it out slightly with more chicken broth or water when reheating. Just add enough broth until you have the desired consistency.
Creamy Chicken Noodle and Vegetable Soup
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 small onion finely diced
- 2 cloves small garlic minced
- 1 cup sliced carrot
- 1 cup chopped celery
- Salt, pepper, dry oregano or thyme to taste.
- 6 cups chicken broth
- 1 cup dry pasta of your choice (I used spaghettini broken into small pieces)
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/4 cup flour
- 2 cups milk I used 2%
- 3/4 cup frozen peas
- 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
- Dash of nutmeg optional
- Chopped fresh parsley optional
Heat butter and olive oil in a large pot.
Add onion, celery and carrot and cook stirring for about 3 minutes, add garlic and cook for one more minute.
Add salt, pepper and dried oregano or thyme.
Add chicken broth and bring to a boil.
When soup is boiling add uncooked noodles and cook for approximately 8 minutes.
Meanwhile in a small saucepan, over medium heat, melt butter and add flour, stir the mixture constantly for about 3 minutes.
Slowly add the milk to the flour and butter mixture, whisking constantly until the milk comes to a boil.
Pour the creamy milky mixture into the soup, stir, reduce heat and simmer until slightly thickened, about 2 minutes.
Stir in the shredded chicken and peas and simmer for 1 more minute.
Adjust seasoning, add a dash of freshly grated nutmeg and a sprinkling of chopped parsley if desired.
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