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Hearty Chicken Soup For Two

Easy and quick chicken soup that makes just enough for two people. Serve with a slice of crusty bread and it's a hearty and filling meal.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: broth, chicken soup, easy
Servings: 2
Author: Alyssa Alexander


  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium carrot chopped
  • 1 rib celery chopped
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/8 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/8 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/8 cup dry white wine (optional)
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup dried egg noodles
  • 1 cup cooked chicken breast cubed into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1/4 tsp salt (or to taste)
  • Fresh ground pepper (to taste)


  • Chop carrot into 1/4 inch pieces, slicing the large end into half or quarters before chopping. Slice the celery rib in half down the middle, then chop into 1/4 inch pieces.
  • Heat olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add carrots, celery, garlic and reduce heat to medium low. Sweat the vegetables for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add thyme and parsley. Stir to incorporate and continue to sweat until the pan begins to brown slightly.
  • Deglaze the saucepan with white wine and cook until wine is absorbed.
  • Add chicken broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium low and simmer 7 to 8 minutes.
  • Add chicken and egg noodles. Let simmer 7 to 8 minutes or until the noodles are al dente.


This is a hearty recipe. If you like your soups thin, add 1 cup broth or water. 
Thyme and parsley can be increased to 1/4 teaspoons for a more herbed flavor.