Lazy Chicken Noodle Soup is an easy recipe perfect for busy weeknights when its cool outside. Heat up a bowl for your next fall meal.

Lazy Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

Lazy Chicken Noodle Soup is an easy recipe perfect for busy weeknights when it’s cool outside. Heat up a bowl for your next fall meal. 

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Lately, the boys have been loving tortellini and ravioli. Tyler has even taught himself how to make it all on his own! I’ve had to get a bag every time I go to the grocery store. We’ve also decided to work on incorporating more vegetables into our meals, especially at dinner time. The easiest way to do that is with homemade soup.

We thought about making classic chicken noodle soup but didn’t feel like doing that much work. That’s why I came up with this lazy chicken noodle soup recipe. The ravioli works in place of the wide egg noodles, I used store-bought rotisserie chicken to make it easy instead of cooking boneless skinless chicken breasts like I normally would, and added some spinach. Since I was keeping it simple, I went with store-bought chicken broth. This recipe needs 8 cups of broth. When I have the time, I prefer to make homemade broth. 

Another advantage of soups is that they can be easily made in large batches, making them a convenient option for meal prep. You can prepare a large pot of soup over the weekend and portion it into individual servings to enjoy throughout the week. This not only saves time but also ensures that you have a nutritious and satisfying meal ready to go whenever hunger strikes. This made a lot of soup, so I brought it to school all week with me for lunch.

Additional Add-In Ingredients

Not only does soup provide warm and satisfying comfort on cold nights, but it is also a great way to incorporate a little bit more vegetables into your diet. You can load up your soups with various colorful vegetables like carrots, celery, onions, bell peppers, and tomatoes. These veggies add flavor and texture and provide a wide range of nutrients, vitamins, and antioxidants essential for a healthy diet.

In addition to being delicious and versatile, soup can also be a great way to use up leftover ingredients in your fridge. You can throw in any leftover cooked meats, veggies, or grains into a pot of soup and create a unique and flavorful meal. This not only helps reduce food waste but also adds a touch of creativity to your cooking.

There are more simple ingredients you can add, especially if you want more vegetables or fresh herbs.

  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Onions
  • Bell Peppers
  • Cloves
  • Bay Leaves
  • Green Beans
  • Tomatoes
  • Corn
  • Kale
  • Cabbage
  • Peas
  • Thyme
  • Parsley
  • Garlic or garlic powder
  • Fresh rosemary

Side Suggestions

One of the best parts of having soup is something to dip in it. At least, that’s my opinion. I always want some type of grain to dip and sop up all that brothy goodness. 

Lazy Chicken Noodle Soup Step by Step

Ingredients

  • 64 oz chicken broth (or chicken stock)
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 25 oz ravioli, frozen
  • 5 oz spinach leaves
  • 3 cups rotisserie chicken (skin removed, shredded into small pieces)

Preparation

In a Dutch oven, over medium-high heat, combine the chicken broth, onion powder, minced garlic, and black pepper.

Bring to a boil then add the ravioli.

Cook, uncovered, for about 3-5 minutes.

Add the spinach and cooked chicken and cook another 3 minutes, until the ravioli floats.

Serve warm.

Lazy Chicken Noodle Soup Leftovers

Storage: Leftover soup can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.

Reheating: The best way to reheat the soup is in a saucepan over medium heat or in a microwave until just warmed through. This was even better as leftovers the next day!

Freezing: Due to the pasta, I don’t recommend freezing this meal. The ravioli will start to break down in the frozen broth and be mushy when reheated.

Recipe

Originally Published On: September 4, 2023

Lazy Chicken Noodle Soup is an easy recipe perfect for busy weeknights when its cool outside. Heat up a bowl for your next fall meal.

Lazy Chicken Noodle Soup

Lazy Chicken Noodle Soup is an easy recipe perfect for busy weeknights when it's cool outside. Heat up a bowl for your next fall meal. 
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course:
Main Dish
Cuisine:
American
Keyword:
chicken
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chicken soup
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ravioli
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soup
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spinach
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spinach soup
Dietary Needs:
Egg-Free
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Nut-Free
Cooking Method:
One-Pan Meals
Servings: 4 cups
4.89 from 9 votes

Ingredients

  • 64 oz chicken broth (or chicken stock)
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic (minced)
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 25 oz ravioli (frozen)
  • 5 oz spinach leaves
  • 3 cups rotisserie chicken (skin removed, shredded into small pieces)

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Instructions

  • In a Dutch oven, over medium-high heat, combine the chicken broth, onion powder, minced garlic, and black pepper
  • Bring to a boil then add the ravioli
  • Cook, uncovered, for about 3-5 minutes
  • Add the spinach and cooked chicken and cook another 3 minutes, until the ravioli floats
  • Serve warm
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Nutrition Facts
Lazy Chicken Noodle Soup
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 785 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Trans Fat 0.04g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 198mg66%
Sodium 3163mg132%
Potassium 602mg17%
Carbohydrates 77g26%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 61g122%
Vitamin A 3352IU67%
Vitamin C 10mg12%
Calcium 108mg11%
Iron 20mg111%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.

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13 thoughts on “Lazy Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe”

  1. 5 stars
    It is a truly interesting recipe! We stopped to eat ravioli because we ate too much lately. I`ll try to make this chicken soon when it is cooler outside.

  2. 5 stars
    Wow, seeing how much Tyler has grown and developed his cooking skills is fantastic! And it’s great to hear you’re both working on incorporating more vegetables into your meals. Your lazy chicken noodle soup recipe sounds like a delicious and easy way to do just that. I love that you added spinach to it and used store-bought rotisserie chicken to make it even simpler. Homemade soup is always comforting, especially on chilly nights. And the fact that it can be made in large batches and used for meal prep is a huge bonus. I appreciate your tips on using leftover ingredients in soup, too; it’s a great way to reduce food waste and get creative in the kitchen. Thanks for sharing this incredible insight into your cooking journey!

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