Stove Top Chicken Soup


I’ve been eating homemade chicken soup since I’m a little girl. My grandma used to make it and freeze it in containers. My mom did the same thing.  My mom’s note:  She used to make it the day before, because overnight the fat settles on the top.  She would scoop off the fat, heat and serve.  

The smell and taste of homemade chicken soup is so comforting. If you are hanging out at home and have time to cook, this is a great meal to prepare early.  If you are busy and can’t sit around cooking all day, check out my slow cooker chicken soup recipe.  They are basically the same.  This one has a few more steps.

Stove Top Chicken Soup


  • Whole chicken cut up(I buy it already cut up)
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 5 carrots peeled and chopped
  • 4 stalks of celery chopped
  • 1 garlic clove chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. of turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp. ground thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Handful of chopped parsley
  • 2 tiny cans of tomato sauce
  • 1 bag of egg noodles
  • 4 cups of water
  • Grated Pecorino Romano
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large pot cover the chicken in water.
  2. Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to low and simmer for 40 minutes.
  3. Carefully remove the chicken from the pot.
  4. Remove the bones(do not discard) and shred the chicken.
  5. Set the chicken aside and return the bones to the broth.
  6. Cover and simmer on low for another 45 minutes.
  7. Remove the bones from the broth.  Make sure you get all the little bones.
  8. In a large skillet, saute the carrots, celery, and onion in EVOO and a little bit of butter until tender. Towards the end, add the garlic and saute for one or two more minutes. Throw in the parsley and remove from the heat.
  9. Add the vegetables to the broth and stir.
  10. Add the spices: salt, pepper, thyme, bay leaf and turmeric. (Turmeric gives a great color to the soup and it’s a natural anti-inflammatory!)  
  11. Place the shredded chicken in the pot and stir again.  Cook on low for 30 minutes.
  12. Meanwhile, prepare the noodles per package directions and set aside.
  13. Add the two tiny cans of tomato sauce and stir.  Cook on low for another 5-10 minutes.
  14. Remove the bay leaf.
  15. Place some noodles in the bottom of a bowl. Place chicken soup on top. Grate a little Pecorino Romano cheese on top and enjoy!

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I'm a stay at home mom and my life revolves around feeding my family of four. I love to cook for my husband Matt and two boys(Matthew-11 and Dominick-9). I'm not good at entertaining big crowds. That makes me nervous! I TRY and cook healthy meals, and I TRY to buy organic. Matt likes almost everything except for olives, mustard and fancy cheeses-everything I love)! So I try to find recipes without those ingredients or sneak them into the food I make and then he picks them out... And when he likes something, he has no control. Can't stop. Won't stop! But he really tries to make good choices in what he eats. In the last five years or so we both have made changes for the better in our diet. Matthew eats very little and is very picky. It's hard to watch him eat cause he's always picking! My mom get's so annoyed watching him eat! I was the same damn way as a kid. I tortured my parents by becoming a vegetarian for 7 years! I still can't eat all meat. I'm picky. Dominick loves almost everything! And when he loves it, you know it. It's all over him and the floor. Unlike Matthew. Not a single crumb.... I am 100% Italian-I think.. I grew up in Long Island and always ate really great food!!! While the other kids in school were bringing Lunchables or buying lunch, I was eating a chicken cutlet sandwich! My mom is an amazing cook. Much better than me. I have to pull recipes and follow them. She just whips stuff up in minutes and its amazing! And my dad loves all of her food, and all food in general! Except if its too healthy, like salmon.... Most of the time when he's eating his eyes are closed. He says he can taste it better that way... My sisters both live in Long Island and our conversations usually consist of food, fashion, beauty or kids. Ali is similar to my mom. She whips up delicious meals. And they are usually healthy and light. She says she doesn't eat carbs, which is a lie. Every weekend shes at the pork store picking up twisted Italian bread, sausages, and ravioli. Her eyes light up when her 2 year old Joseph eats. Her goal in life is to feed him. And she hates casseroles. Refuses to make them. Lol Jen is very busy as a dance mom with her two girls. But when she gets in the kitchen, watch out! She cooks up a storm. Her salads are the BEST ever! Usually, it's accompanied with steak and rice or fried chicken cutlets! And there are leftovers for the whole week. The goal of my blog is to share some of my family's favorite foods. I'll let you know what works out well and not so well for me when it comes to feeding the fam!

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