The Lady's Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Moderate

Time: 70 MINUTES

13 ratings
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  • 4 bay leaves
  • 3 chicken bouillon cubes
  • 1 onion, peeled and diced
  • 1 teaspoon Paula Deen Lemon Pepper Seasoning
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (2 1/2 to 3 lb) whole chicken, cut up
  • 1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 3 1/2 quarts water
  • 2 cups carrots, sliced
  • 2 cups celery, sliced with leafy green tops
  • 2 1/2 cups uncooked egg noodles
  • 3 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped, plus more
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated (optional)
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream, (optional)
  • 1/3 cup cooking sherry
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms, rinsed and drained
  • 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary, choppe
  • Paula Deen Seasoned Salt, to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • crusty French bread, for serving


For the stock: add bay leaves, bouillon, onion, lemon pepper seasoning, garlic, chicken, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper and water to a soup pot. Cook until chicken is tender, about 35 to 45 minutes. Remove chicken from pot and set aside to cool. Remove and discard bay leaves and onion. You should have approximately 3 quarts of stock. When chicken is cool enough to touch, pick bones clean, discarding bones, skin, and cartilage. Set chicken aside.


For the soup: bring stock back to a boil, add carrots, and cook for 3 minutes. Add celery and continue to cook for 5 to 10 minutes. Add egg noodles and cook according to directions on package. When noodles are done, add chicken, mushrooms, parsley, sherry and rosemary. Add Parmesan and cream, if using. Cook for another 2 minutes. Adjust seasoning, if needed, by adding seasoning salt and pepper. Enjoy along with a nice hot crusty loaf of French bread.

The Lady's Chicken Noodle Soup


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13 Reviews

Jenna 2/25/2017
This soup is not

This soup is not good my husband was sick so I really wanted to make him some soup it tastes like oil not very good at all! Lots of time and ingredients for nothing!!:(

jacqueline 12/18/2016
Ok, I love Paula

Ok, I love Paula's recipes -- I never doubt trying out a recipe of hers. But this one I admit - left me wanting. I was hoping for a creamy chicken noodle soup, but I did not feel that way -- seemed like watery milk (yes, I measured the amount of stock). And I LOVE mushrooms (which was one of the reasons I picked this recipe) but did not like them here. Love the Lady, but leaving this one alone from now on.

Stacey 12/11/2015
Perfection and a

Perfection and another BIG hit with friends & family =]

Debra 9/12/2015
This was very go

This was very good! I omitted the mushrooms and the Parmesan cheese. This will definitely be a favorite!

Kendall 1/29/2015
Making the stock

Making the stock right now, and our apartment is smelling amazing! Can't wait until this soup is finished. Got a traffic ticket yesterday, and a flat tire today. I think this soup will help make our day a little less crappy.

Billye 12/8/2014
This one of the

This one of the BEST recipes for Chicken Noodle Soup! I didn't change on thing in the recipe and it was beyond delicious! Thanks Paula! <3

Suzanne 11/19/2014
I knew this was

I knew this was a great soup because you used a whole chicken. The seasonings really make it wonderful. Don't be in a hurry to cook this soup. Just add the noodles last. Delicious wouldn't change a thing.


Susan 10/29/2014
My whole family

My whole family loved it, I gave some to my Mom and Dad and they said how good it was! The only thing I didn't add, was the heavy cream. I will make it again in the winter!

Vickie 10/18/2014


Brandy 10/18/2014
I can't wait to

I can't wait to try this an its that time of the year to start makin soups an stews an stuff like that so this maybe one of the first things I try,thanks bunches.

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