Dutch Oven Chicken Noodle Soup

Dutch Oven Chicken Noodle Soup

This timeless recipe, simmered to perfection in a dutch oven, is a celebration of wholesome ingredients and robust flavors that will transport you to a place of cozy contentment.

Picture this: succulent chicken breasts and thighs, gently simmered in a rich broth alongside a symphony of aromatic herbs — sage, thyme, rosemary — infusing every spoonful with a fragrant melody. The foundation of this soup is built on the classic trio of carrots, celery, and onions, creating a harmonious base that imparts both flavor and nutritional goodness.

As the soup simmers in the dutch oven, the kitchen will be filled with the enticing aroma of garlic, a key player in enhancing the savory notes of this comforting creation. But the star of the show isn’t just the simmering broth; it’s the addition of hearty egg noodles that turn this soup into a truly satisfying meal.

Whether you’re seeking solace on a chilly evening or looking to share a heartwarming meal with loved ones, our Dutch Oven Chicken Noodle Soup is the answer. It’s more than just a dish; it’s a bowlful of comfort and a reminder that the simplest ingredients, when handled with care, can create magic on your taste buds.


  • 2 bone in skin on chicken breasts
  • 2 bone in skin on chicken thighs
  • 8 cups (two 32 oz boxes) chicken broth
  • 6 carrots
  • 3 stalks of celery
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 1 sprig sage
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 2 – 3 cups egg noodles

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First, dice the onion, carrots and celery, then mince the garlic.

Preheat a 6 quart (or larger) dutch oven over medium high heat. Add olive oil to the dutch oven and when the oil is hot, place the chicken breasts in the pot skin side down. Sear the chicken for 3 minutes, then flip the breasts and place them meat side down. Sear for another 3 minutes then sear the sides for 3 minutes each. Remove the chicke breasts then sear the chicken thighs skin side down for 3 minutes, then flip thighs and place it meat side down. Sear for another 3 minutes then remove the chicken thighs.

Reduce the heat to medium. Add the diced onion, chopped carrots, and celery then cook for around 10 minutes. Once the onions become translucent or start to brown, add the garlic rosemary, thyme, and sage. Cook for another minute then add 1 cup of chicken broth to deglaze the pot. Use the wooden spoon to break off any brown bits on the bottom of the pot. Add the remaining broth and place the chicken back in the pot. Increase the heat to medium high until the soup reaches a boil.

Reduce the heat to a simmer on medium low then place the lid on the dutch oven. Cook for 30 minutes or until the carrots are soft and the chicken breasts are at least 165F. Remove the chicken from the dutch oven including any bones or skin that may have fallen off. Remove any sprigs of rosemary, thyme, and sage.

Carefully remove the skin and bones from the chicken meat and shred the meat.

Add the noodles then bring the soup to a low boil. Cover with the lid and cook for 15 minutes or until the noodles are tender. Place the meat back into the dutch oven after the noodles are done cooking. Reduce the heat to low and allow the chicken to warm up for 5 minutes before serving.

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