Lemon Basil Chicken Noodle Soup

Have this delicious Lemon Basil Chicken Noodle Soup on the table in under 40 minutes. It’s the ultimate in comfort food!

There have been just a few days in Ohio with a hint of cooler breeze in the air and it makes me ready for all things soup season. I’ll eat soup any time of the year (especially if it is loaded with garden vegetables or chicken & potatoes), but it is extra special on cooler days.

We’re taking traditional chicken noodle soup and giving it a little twist: fresh lemon and basil!

bowl of Lemon Basil Chicken Noodle Soup

Why you’ll love this soup:

  • Uses pre-cooked chicken. Use leftovers or buy a rotisserie chicken for an easy dinner solution.
  • A one pot dinner!
  • Comforting classic soup but with a unique flavor.
  • Ready in under 40 minutes.

What can I add to my chicken soup to give it flavor?

We are constantly asked what our tips our for giving flavor to traditional recipes. And we have lots of secrets! Adding Parmesan to chicken salad, cream to cinnamon rolls, and butter to our fruit sauces are just the start.

To add a boost of flavor to our chicken soup, we add fresh basil and lemon. The fresh fruit and herb gives a pop of flavor. People will be asking why it is so good!

Many will ask…can we use dried basil or lemon juice concentrate? My answer is you can, but we don’t recommend it. When you want to add a boost of flavor, use fresh.

ingredients for Lemon Basil Chicken Noodle Soup

How to Make Lemon Basil Chicken Noodle Soup

This is a one pot soup. You’ll need a dutch oven or large soup pot to cook this soup in, but that’s all the dishes you’ll need!

Side note…prep the veggies ahead of time and this soup will be even easier to put together.

  • Warm oil over medium high heat in a large pot.
  • Saute onions, celery, and red bell pepper until softened. (3-4 minutes.)
  • Add in garlic, cook 30 seconds, stir in herbs, seasonings, and carrots. Cook an additional 30 seconds before pouring in carrots, chicken broth, and sliced lemons.
  • Bring soup to a gentle boil and allow to cook for ten minutes before adding in the chicken and egg noodles. You can use any type of noodle you like in soup, even gluten free or Banza chickpea pasta. You can also use rice!
  • Cook until egg noodles have softened.

And at this point you can adjust the seasonings if you’d like. If you aren’t sure about thyme, oregano or ginger, add just a dash and then add more as you after the soup has cooked if it needs an extra boost.

chicken soup in a ladle

What to Serve with Soup

Our favorites to serve with soup is homemade rolls and a side salad. You may also consider a jello salad or even a warm potato salad on the side.

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Lemon Basil Chicken Noodle Soup

4.63 from 8 votes
Have this delicious Lemon Basil Chicken Noodle Soup on the table in under 40 minutes. It's the ultimate in comfort food!
Servings 8
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup chopped yellow onions
  • 2 celery stalks chopped
  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • ½ lemon sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped basil 4-6 leaves
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger paste
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 8-10 cups chicken broth
  • 4 cups cooked chopped chicken breast
  • 8 ounces egg noodles

Instructions
 

  • Warm oil over medium high heat in a large pot.
  • Saute onions, celery, and red bell pepper until softened. (3-4 minutes.)
  • Add in garlic, cook 30 seconds, stir in herbs, seasonings, and carrots. Cook an additional 30 seconds before pouring in carrots, chicken broth, and sliced lemons.
  • Bring soup to a gentle boil and allow to cook for ten minutes before adding in the chicken and egg noodles.
  • Cook until egg noodles have softened.
  • Taste for seasonings and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 1222mg | Potassium: 482mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2750IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 2mg
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Calories 264
Keyword chicken soup, comfort food

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About Julie Clark

I'm Julie Clark, CEO and recipe developer of Tastes of Lizzy T. With my B.A. in Education and over 30 years of cooking and baking, I want to teach YOU the best of our family recipes.

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