This Chick Fil A chicken noodle soup recipe is a hearty one-pot dish that’s ready in under 1 hour. It’s the best meal when you crave simple comfort food, want to warm up on a chilly day, or feel under the weather. It’s packed with tender chicken, nutritious veggies, and flavorful broth.
Copycat chick fil a chicken noodle soup
This Chick Fil A chicken noodle soup recipe is comforting at its best and one of my all-time favorite soup recipes. When you want a cozy, hot meal, you can’t go wrong with a steaming bowl of chicken noodle soup.
Much like my homemade chunky chicken noodle soup, this copycat version is wholesome and delicious, full of nourishing chicken, tender pasta, and hearty veggies.
This winter staple is perfect to warm up on chilly nights. I especially love this chicken soup recipe because it has a simple ingredient list and is on the table in under 1 hour.
Not only is the soup easy to whip up, but it also takes very little prep and makes your whole house smell delicious. Your entire family will love it!
Let’s talk about the Chick Fil A chicken noodle soup ingredients! This is just an overview; check the recipe card below for full ingredient measurements.
- Raw chicken breast: I used boneless, skinless chicken breast in this Chick Fil A noodle soup recipe. If you have leftover cooked or grilled chicken, use that instead.
- Noodles: Chick Fil A uses an uncommon noodle called mafalda corta, but any pasta will work. Egg noodles, macaroni, wheels, rotini, etc. are all good choices.
- Vegetables: Carrots and celery are what you need for this recipe.
- Onion: Red, white, yellow, or sweet – any onion variety works excellently here.
- Minced garlic provides great aroma. Feel free to use garlic powder instead of garlic cloves; simply add it with the broth.
- Olive oil to sauté the veggies. Any light-tasting oil will work. Suggested substitutions are avocado oil, canola oil, and butter.
- Chicken broth: Homemade or store-bought, low-sodium chicken broth or chicken stock is perfect.
- Better than Bouillon is my secret ingredient in this easy chicken noodle soup. It gives the dish rich flavor and makes it taste exactly like Chick Fil A. You can use any chicken base, but I have the best results with this roasted chicken base.
- Salt + pepper enhance the soup’s flavor.
Can I use bouillon cubes?
Of course! If you don’t have Better than Bouillon, chicken bouillon cubes will do just fine. They give the soup a perfectly seasoned, umami flavor. You need 2 to 3 cubes for this recipe.
How to make Chick Fil A chicken noodle soup
This Chick Fil A soup is super easy to make! All you need is a large pot or Dutch oven and about one hour. As always, let me walk you through the process step-by-step:
#1: Sauté vegetables
- In a large stock pot or Dutch oven, combine the olive oil, carrots, celery, onion, and minced garlic.
- Cook uncovered over medium heat, occasionally stirring, until the onions are translucent and fragrant, about 5 minutes.
#2: Add broth & chicken
- After the veggies are cooked, pour the chicken broth and better than bouillon into the pot and stir to combine.
- Next, place the chicken breast in the pot and season with salt and pepper.
- Cover the pot and bring to a boil over high heat. Once the soup reaches a boil, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes. Leave the pot covered.
#3: Shred chicken
- Once the chicken is cooked and tender, it can easily be shredded. Transfer the chicken breast onto a cutting board and shred it with 2 forks into bite-sized pieces.
#4: Cook pasta & return chicken
- While shredding the chicken, bring the soup to a boil. Add the pasta and cook following the package instructions, or until the pasta is al dente.
- Once the noodles are cooked, return the shredded chicken to the pot. Season with more salt and pepper if needed.
This copycat Chick Fil A chicken noodle soup is one of my favorites! Here are a few tips and tricks on making the BEST chicken noodle soup bowl.
- Cut vegetables in the same size: Doing so ensures the carrots and celery are ready at the same time.
- Adjust consistency: You can add more or less chicken and noodles, for a chunkier or brothier soup. The recipe amounts produce what I think is closest to the texture of Chick Fil A chicken soup.
- Simmer the soup: Boiling the chicken can make it rubbery, so keep the soup on a simmer after adding the chicken.
- Taste-test: After your soup has cooked, give it a taste. You can adjust the seasonings at this point. Feel free to add more salt, pepper, garlic, or herbs like parsley, thyme, or oregano to suit your preferences.
- Make-ahead: If you plan to prepare the soup ahead of time, cook and store the noodles separately. Stir 2 tbsp olive oil into the noodles to prevent sticking and store in an airtight container in the fridge. When it’s time to serve, heat the soup and stir in the pasta. That way, the noodles won’t absorb too much liquid and get mushy.
- Garnish: Ladle the hot soup into bowls and garnish with a sprinkle of pepper and fresh parsley leaves if desired.
- Serve: Enjoy the soup with Saltine crackers (like Chick Fil A does) or with your favorite crusty bread or biscuits. We also love this soup with garlic bread and Italian cheese bread.
How to store Chick Fil A chicken noodle soup
Is there anything better than leftover soup? It’s great to heat up for a hearty lunch. Store any leftover chicken noodle soup in an airtight container in the refrigerator and enjoy it within 4 to 6 days.
Reheat Chick Fil A soup
You can reheat individual portions in the microwave if you want something fast. But my favorite way to reheat leftovers is in a pot on the stove. Heat over medium heat, frequently stirring, until hot.
The pasta will absorb liquid as it sits. Add additional broth to adjust the consistency and achieve your preferred level of soupiness.
Freeze Chick Fil A chicken soup
Let the soup cool to room temperature, then transfer it to a freezer-safe, airtight container and freeze for up to 3 months.
Cook frozen Chick Fil A noodle soup recipe
Remove the frozen soup from the freezer and let it thaw in the refrigerator overnight. You can also defrost it on the counter for a couple of hours, which is faster.
It’s also possible to thaw the soup only slightly and cook the mostly frozen soup over medium heat until thawed and hot. Be sure to stir frequently.
More hearty soup recipes
My family can’t make it through winter without a LOT of soup. Luckily, we have many tasty soup recipes that will last you all season long. Try some of them – there will be a few that you will come back to again and again!
- Chunky Chicken Noodle Soup
- Chicken and Stars Soup
- Evaporated Milk Potato Soup
- 4-Ingredient Potato Soup
- Cheeseburger Soup (without Potatoes)
- Ravioli Soup with Vegetables
- Curried Zucchini Soup
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 large yellow onion, diced
- 3 large carrots, sliced
- 2 celery stalks sliced
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- 6 cups / 1.4 l / 48 fl oz sodium-reduced chicken broth
- 2 tsp better than bouillon base chicken flavor (optional)
- 1 1/2 lb / 700 g boneless, skinless chicken breast, trimmed of excess fat
- 8 oz / 225 g egg noodles
- 1 tsp salt, or to taste
- 1 tsp ground black pepper, or to taste
- Sauté vegetables. In a large stock pot or Dutch oven, combine the olive oil, carrots, celery, onion, and minced garlic. Cook uncovered over medium heat, occasionally stirring, until the onions are translucent and fragrant, about 5 minutes.
- Add chicken broth. After the veggies are cooked, pour the chicken broth and better than bouillon into the pot and stir to combine.
- Add chicken and spices. Next, place the chicken breast in the pot and season with salt and pepper. Cover the pot and bring to a boil over high heat. Once the soup reaches a boil, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes. Leave the pot covered.
- Shred chicken. Once the chicken is cooked and tender, it can easily be shredded. Transfer the chicken breast onto a cutting board and shred it with 2 forks into bite-sized pieces.
- Cook pasta. While shredding the chicken, bring the soup to a boil. Add the pasta and cook following the package instructions, or until the pasta is al dente.
- Return chicken to the pot. Once the noodles are cooked, return the shredded chicken to the pot. Season with more salt and pepper if needed.
- Serve. Ladle the hot soup into bowls and garnish with a sprinkle of pepper and fresh parsley leaves if desired. Serve the soup with Saltine crackers (like Chick Fil A does) or with your favorite crusty bread or biscuits.
- Store. Keep leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge and enjoy it within 4 to 6 days.
- Reheat. Reheat individual portions in the microwave or in a pot on the stove. Heat over medium heat, frequently stirring, until hot.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 355Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 128mgSodium: 1594mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 44g
What is the best chicken for this Chick Fil A soup?
Chick Fil A gets the chicken for their soup by chopping up leftover grilled chicken from their famous chicken sandwiches.
You can certainly prepare this recipe with grilled chicken. I went with raw chicken breast because the chances of having leftover grilled chicken are slim in my household.
Can you make chicken soup with raw chicken?
Yes, this Chick Fil A soup recipe calls for raw chicken to be cooked with the other ingredients. After 30 minutes, the chicken is cooked through, but still juicy and tender.
What are the best noodles for Chick Fil A noodle soup?
Chick Fil A makes their chicken soup with mafalda corta, a curly, ribbon-edged pasta that stays better on the spoon than flat egg noodles.
They used to have traditional flat egg noodles but switched after a survey found that testers liked this pasta best.
Mafalda pasta (sometimes called mini lasagna) is somewhat hard to come by. You can order it online or buy it in specialty Italian food stores.
However, if you can’t find it, any short pasta, such as tortellini, ravioli, or even rice, will work. Wide egg noodles, spiral noodles, pappardelle, rotini, butterfly pasta, and macaroni are also excellent choices here.
What vegetables are in this Chick Fil A soup?
Chick Fil A only mentions carrots, but I went with the classics: carrots, celery, and onion. This combination is called mirepoix, which is a great flavor base for chicken soup.
Of course, you can add about any veggies you’d like, such as peas, corn, broccoli, or bell peppers.
Is chick-fil-a chicken noodle soup healthy?
Yes, I think Chick Fil A chicken noodle soup is healthy. It contains a good mix of protein, vegetables, and carbohydrates, which are all essential to give you energy and nourishment. The salt helps to hydrate your body and balance your electrolytes.
What are the Chick Fil A chicken noodle soup calories?
This recipe makes 6 to 8 servings. 1 serving (of 6) has 355 calories, 12 g total fat, 3 g saturated fat, 8 g unsaturated fat, 44 g protein, 16 g carbs, 3 g sugar, and 1594 mg sodium.
Is Chick Fil A chicken noodle soup good?
Yes, it tastes amazing! Soups are some of the easiest recipes to prepare, and this Chick Fil A chicken noodle soup recipe is no different. It’s simple and delicious, and here are all the reasons why you should try it:
Easy: This Chick Fil A chicken soup uses boneless skinless chicken breast. It takes only a few minutes to shred the chicken, and the soup will be ready to eat in less than an hour.
Flavorful: The soup is made with lots of chicken, broth, and a host of veggies that contribute to plenty of great taste.
Texture: Juicy chicken in a brothy soup with tender veggies is the perfect meal to keep you satisfied and warm during the winter months.
Nourishing: There’s a reason why folks say chicken soup is good for the soul! It’s so comforting and the perfect pick-me-up when you feel under the weather or have a cold.