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Chicken Noodle Soup {Freezer Meal}

Tender chicken, fresh vegetables and delicious noodles; this the best Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup Freezer Meal recipe!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Classic, Comfort Food, dairy-free, Thrifty, To Share
Servings: 6
Calories: 300kcal
Author: Karrie

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 medium carrots peeled and sliced
  • 1 stalk celery sliced
  • 1/2 onion pureed or diced small
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 80 oz chicken broth or homemade chicken stock
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 1/4 tsp thyme
  • 8 oz spaghetti broken into pieces

Instructions

  • In a large stockpot, melt olive oil over medium-high heat. Add carrots, celery and onion; cook, stirring, until carrots and celery are tender, about 4 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring, for about 1 minute, until fragrant.
  • Add chicken broth, chicken breast pieces, parsley and thyme. Continue to cook, stirring often, until it comes to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes.

MAKE IT NOW

  • Add pasta and cook 7-8 minutes or until al dente. Season soup with salt and pepper to taste. Serve.

MAKE IT A FREEZER MEAL

  • Add pasta and cook for 3-4 minutes or until pasta is starting to get soft, but not fully cooked. Remove pot from heat and allow to cool completely.
    Season to taste with salt and pepper. Transfer soup to freezer safe containers or freezer bags. Seal bag, removing as much air as possible and freeze or leave 1 inch head space in container, seal with lid and freeze.

THAW & COOK

  • Place bag or container in the refrigerator for at least 12 hours or up to 24 hours to thaw. Pour bag contents into a large stockpot. Stirring often, warm over medium heat until heated through and steaming but not boiling. (Add additional chicken broth if needed.) Serve.
    To reheat in microwave place in a microwave safe container and cook on high for 1-2 minutes or until heated through.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 300kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 1488mg | Potassium: 744mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 3420IU | Vitamin C: 29.5mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1.6mg