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cheater chicken noodle soup
5 from 3 votes

Cheater Chicken Noodle Soup

Easy Cheater Chicken Noodle Soup is just what the doctor ordered. Full of healthy vegetables, you can whip this feel-good soup in 20 minutes and serve!

Servings 8 servings


  • 1 cup uncooked macaroni, small shell pasta or rotini*
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup diced yellow onion
  • 2 cups diced celery
  • 2 cups diced carrots
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 2 diced chicken breasts (raw)
  • 10 cups chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh dill or parsley, packed
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Bring a medium pot of salted water to a boil and cook the noodles until al dente. Drain the noodles and set aside.

  2. While the pasta cooks, in a larger stock pot heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are fragrant and transparent, about 3 minutes. Add the celery and carrots and cook until the veggies are tender, about an additional 3-4 minutes. Add the diced chicken breast and cook, stirring, until the chicken is just cooked through, approximately 7-10 minutes (check a larger piece for doneness before proceeding).

  3. Add the stock, turn the heat to medium-high and bring to a simmer. Once at a simmer, add the peas, cook for 2 minutes, and add the dill and pasta, stir and simmer for 1-2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve!

Recipe Notes

*I used rotini here and have used shells in the past, but you can use any pasta you would like! Flex the amount of pasta depending on how much you like in your soup.