Super-Easy Chicken Noodle Soup

Super-easy chicken noodle soup

Total Time
32 min
12 min
20 min
What's more comforting than a cup of chicken noodle soup? In this recipe, we make making that warm, hearty soup for the whole family easy—all in just one pot, and in around half an hour. It's great for a take-to-work lunch or your child's lunchbox, too. Pick up some frozen vegetables, a box of pasta, chicken breasts, chicken broth, and a few more bits and pieces, and get started on this easy take on a family favorite.


Salted butter

2 tsp

Uncooked onion

1 large, finely chopped

Table salt

1½ tsp, divided

Reduced sodium chicken broth

64 fl oz

Uncooked pasta

4 oz, small shape such as ditalini (about 1 cup)

Frozen mixed vegetables

10 oz, such as peas, carrots, corn and green beans

Canned tomatoes

15 oz, petite cut, rinsed and drained

Cooked boneless skinless chicken breast

6 oz, chopped

Grated Parmesan cheese

1 Tbsp

Fresh lemon juice

2 tsp

Black pepper

¼ tsp


¼ cup(s), fresh, chopped (optional)


  1. Melt the butter in a large stockpot over medium-low heat. Add the onion and 1/2 teaspoon salt; cook, stirring often, until the onion is soft and translucent, about 10 minutes.
  2. Add the broth and increase the heat to high; bring to a boil. Stir in the pasta, frozen vegetables, and tomatoes; cook until the pasta is done, about 7 minutes.
  3. Stir in the chicken, cheese, lemon juice, remaining 1 teaspoon salt, pepper, and chives; cook for 1 more minute to heat through.
  4. Serving size: about 1 1/2 cups soup