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Chicken Soup with Pasta

February 24, 2016 (Last Updated: December 23, 2019)

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Homemade Chicken Soup with Pasta is filled with delicious flavor and all the healing goodness your grandma said you need when you’re feeling under the weather

A bowl of chicken soup with small pasta.

This past weekend I was feeling blah.  Not sick, but just tired and dreary and I had no energy.  I was worried.  Was I coming down with the crud all the little kiddos had at school last week?

 I have managed to stay healthy all school year, and that’s not easy in an elementary school.

I wasn’t ready to succumb to the latest bug that was being passed around with every school kid.  After being pretty unproductive all morning,

I finally gave into the voice of my mother….“Make some chicken soup.”  ….So I did….and guess what?  I felt much better!  Thanks, Mom!

A spoonful of soup with carrots, celery, chicken and small pasta.

There is just something about homemade chicken soup that is so comforting.  Chicken soup is also packed full of nutrients that is just what your body needs.

 Homemade chicken soup with pasta isn’t hard to make.  You just throw things in a pot and let it cook slowly.

I used a whole chicken and cooked it with carrots, onions and celery to make a healthy broth.  You could also use a prepared chicken broth or a store bought broth.

 Store bought is handy, but try to make it homemade if you can.  It’s so much better and you get to control the sodium.

A white bowl filled with soup sitting on a patterned napkin.

Chicken soup is perfect for any day, but especially nourishing on those days when you need a little extra to fuel your body and soul back to health….just like my mom and grandma always taught me!

Ingredients for chicken soup with pasta

  • onions
  • carrots
  • celery
  • garlic
  • olive oil
  • chicken broth
  • bay leaf
  • cooked chicken
  • small pasta
  • salt and pepper


A bowl of soup.

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5 from 2 votes
Homemade Chicken Soup
Chicken Soup with Pasta
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr
Homemade Chicken Soup
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken soup, chicken soup with pasta
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 225 kcal
Author: Kathy
  • 1 whole small onion diced
  • 3 whole large carrots diced
  • 2 whole stalks celery diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 10 cups homemade chicken broth
  • 2 leaves bay
  • 1 cup cooked chicken chopped or shredded
  • 1 cup small salad macaroni pasta uncooked
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot.
  2. Add onions, carrots and celery. Saute on medium heat for 3-5 minutes.
  3. Add garlic, stir for 30 seconds, just until fragrant.
  4. Add broth and bay leaves. Simmer for 20-30 minutes
  5. Add pasta. Simmer for 5 minutes..
  6. Add chicken. Simmer for 3-5 minutes until chicken is heated through and pasta is cooked.
  7. Add salt and pepper.
  8. Remove bay leaves, serve.
Recipe Notes

If you use store bought broth, you will not need the full amount of salt. Add to taste.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Soup with Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 225 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 17mg6%
Sodium 524mg23%
Potassium 439mg13%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 125IU3%
Vitamin C 0.5mg1%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Reply
    Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
    March 1, 2016 at 1:01 am

    This chicken soup looks so comfy and cozy Kathy! I so wish I could have this bowl for lunch today!

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    David @ Spiced
    February 29, 2016 at 4:32 am

    I’m getting to this one a bit late, but I couldn’t agree more, Kathy! Chicken soup is the perfect way to chase away that ubiquitous winter cold. Talk about the ultimate comfort food…and this one with pasta looks delicious!

    • Reply
      February 29, 2016 at 5:37 am

      I need to make another batch for some sick friends.

  • Reply
    February 26, 2016 at 10:42 pm

    My all time favorite soup! Love it, pinning!

    • Reply
      February 27, 2016 at 8:19 pm

      It’s a classic!

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    Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks
    February 26, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    Ah! I wish I would have had some of this soup today while I was wasting away on the couch with a box of tissues catching up on General Hospital because I thought I was dying. Your soup could have saved me….

    • Reply
      February 27, 2016 at 8:16 pm

      I will telepathically send you some! Hope you feel better!

  • Reply
    February 26, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    The post is fantastic! I love it so much:)
    Have a nice weekend!

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    Manali @ CookWithManali
    February 26, 2016 at 10:08 am

    looks super comforting!

    • Reply
      February 27, 2016 at 8:20 pm

      It’s what we all need when we aren’t feeling our best.

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    Dawn @ Girl Heart Food
    February 26, 2016 at 7:24 am

    Glad you are feeling better! Can’t go wrong with homemade chicken soup…a classic and for good reason. So yummy! Have a great weekend!

    • Reply
      February 27, 2016 at 8:20 pm

      Thanks, Dawn!

  • Reply
    February 26, 2016 at 6:59 am

    It’s been so dreary here lately. this soup looks so warm and comforting, perfect to cheer me up. And I totally agree with you about using homemade stock to control the salt. I really like being in control of that.

    • Reply
      February 27, 2016 at 8:21 pm

      And you can also be certain of the quality of each ingredient.

  • Reply
    February 26, 2016 at 6:55 am

    5 stars
    Mama knows best! This soup has powers beyond comprehension! Love your recipe!!

    • Reply
      February 27, 2016 at 8:21 pm

      You are soooo right!

  • Reply
    February 25, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    I agree – there is something about homemade chicken soup that makes you feel better! This looks so cozy and comforting!

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    allie @ Through Her Looking Glass
    February 25, 2016 at 10:14 am

    Oh boy Kathy! We could use some of that homemade chicken soup around here, we’ve definitely had some illness! It looks delicious. I love using homemade broth too. Though my broth isn’t from my own chickens like yours is. So glad to hear you are feeling better!

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    Lori from LL Farm
    February 25, 2016 at 10:07 am

    I like how you used pasta instead of noodles…I bet it holds up better over time (or when taking to someone).

    • Reply
      February 26, 2016 at 5:01 am

      The noodles do hold up pretty well. They do keep getting bigger and bigger the longer they sit!

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    Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
    February 25, 2016 at 6:39 am

    I certainly hope you are feeling better, Kathy! I’m sure this soup had to help, because nothing beats homemade chicken noodle soup when you are feeling blah! This looks perfectly comforting and delicious! Cheers, friend!

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    Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
    February 25, 2016 at 5:16 am

    We coould so use this soup right now at our house Kathy! My son has been home for the week and he has a terrible sinus infection and a cough like nobody’s business! UGH!

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      February 26, 2016 at 5:00 am

      Oh dear….make him some chicken soup!

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    Laura ~ Raise Your Garden
    February 25, 2016 at 4:22 am

    This soup looks just the ticket when you are sick! Shhhh. Don’t tell my mom this, but she won’t put any carrots in her soup and that’s why it’ll never be as good as yours. You used the best noodles too. When my husband comes home from school, i make him shower and throw his clothes in the wash so the rest of us don’t get sick. Same for my daughter. Germ, bleh.

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      February 25, 2016 at 5:08 am

      Carrots are a must, in my opinion!

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    karrie @ Tasty Ever After
    February 24, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    5 stars
    Glad you are over feeling blah Kathy. I need this recipe so badly right now. Have a major head cold that just won’t go away. Time to make some chicken soup and yours fits the bill! Pinned and making tomorrow ‘cos got all the ingredients in my refrig (or pantry) šŸ™‚

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      February 24, 2016 at 7:18 pm

      Oh no! I hope this soup chases away that nasty cold! Nobody wants to be sick! Eat lots and lots of this soup!

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