Rustic Chicken Noodle Soup

Rustic Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe 


– from the newlywed pilgrimage


Chicken noodle soup really is good for the soul, and the common cold.  Take the time to boil the chicken yourself if you can. I believe that the healing properties of this soup are found in the bones and you definitely want to extract that goodness into your broth. What a beautiful, heartwarming, and comforting meal to enjoy all year round!


*I skip the jalapeños myself 😉 yeah, I’m a wimp ~

This is a big batch recipe for an immunity boosting Rustic Chicken Noodle Soup recipe. Save and freeze the leftovers in individual containers for easy access during the cold and flu season.

  • 12 cups chicken broth
  • 3 cups shredded chicken
  • 1 package egg noodles or any pasta
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 6 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 squash, halved lengthwise and sliced
  • 2 zucchini, halved lengthwise and sliced
  • 2 jalapeños, minced
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 Tbs freshly grated turmeric *dry is more potent
  • 2 inch piece of ginger, grated
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp cayenne, or more
  • 1 Tbs olive or coconut oil
  • fresh parsley, chopped
  • fresh thyme leaves, chopped
  • salt, pepper
  1. In a large stockpot, heat oil over medium heat.

  2. Saute onion, carrots, squash, zucchini and jalapeños for 8-10 minutes or until soft.

  3. Add garlic and saute for 1-2 minutes.

  4. Pour in chicken broth and then add fresh turmeric, ginger, lemon zest, and cayenne.

  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil.

  6. Once boiling add egg noodles, reduce to a simmer and cook 10-12 minutes or until noodles are tender.

  7. Add in shredded chicken, a handful of freshly chopped parsley and thyme and serve.

  8. Garnish with raw garlic, a pinch of cayenne and fresh ginger/turmeric for a bigger immunity boost.


Say YES to TURMERIC!  it’s great for numerous health reasons! Sneak it in there!

Raw Organic Turmeric Spice in a Bowl ** Note: Shallow depth of field





And I’m sure I’m not alone in my love for GARLIC

A little fresh lemon zest ~

Lemons…they’re already yellow and ready to pick! Early variety evidently.  Lately I’ve been freezing my citrus, zest first & freeze separately.  And I have Citrus year round.




My very small downsized gardening 😉