by Olena

Chicken Noodle Vegetable Soup

by Olena

Chicken noodle vegetable soup is a healthy homemade chicken soup with carrot, cabbage, celery, potato and whole wheat pasta, with a slow cooker option.

This chicken noodle vegetable soup is easy, budget-friendly and my boys couldn’t get enough of it. It comes together in 30 minutes and is a great way to “clean up” your fridge’s veggie drawers and freezer’s veggie bags.

For vegetables, I added carrots, potatoes, cabbage and tomatoes. I just love the addition of fresh garden tomatoes in soup combined with garlic and fresh herbs. Cabbage adds so much volume and flavour to this soup. I also love to add just a tablespoon of olive oil to rather fat free soups like this one.

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My grandma made this soup all summer long. Sometimes she also added peas, green beans and bell pepper. But never without potatoes and carrots, that’s a must soup base in Ukrainian cuisine.

Chicken noodle vegetable soup is a healthy homemade chicken soup with carrot, cabbage, celery, potato and whole wheat pasta, with a slow cooker option.

You could use chicken stock from a carton, a chicken base, homemade stock or even leftover rotisserie chicken boiled in water. Because pasta absorbs so much liquid, the chicken noodle vegetable soup was a bit too thick the next day. I added some diluted chicken base in boiling water to it, warmed up on a stove top and my kids licked the bowls!

Looking for more chicken soup ideas? Try my instant pot chicken noodle soup, slow cooker chicken noodle soup, or quinoa and chicken soup.

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Chicken Noodle Vegetable Soup

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Chicken noodle vegetable soup is a healthy homemade chicken soup with carrot, cabbage, celery, potato and whole wheat pasta, with a slow cooker option.

  • Author: ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 7 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 32 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 10 cups chicken broth, low sodium*
  • 1 large chicken breast, diced*
  • 1 lb cabbage, coarsely chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp olive oil, extra virgin
  • 2 large carrots, diced
  • 2 potatoes, diced
  • 3 tomatoes, diced (or 14 oz can of diced tomatoes)
  • 1 + 1/2 tsp original Mrs.Dash, salt free**
  • 1 + 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 4 oz any healthy pasta (I used spelt egg noodles)
  • 2 large garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/3 cup parsley, chopped

Instructions

  1. Add chicken broth to a large pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low – medium and add chicken, cabbage and bay leaves. Cook covered for 10 minutes. Add olive oil, carrots, potatoes, tomatoes, Mrs.Dash, salt, pepper and cook for another 10 minutes. Add pasta, cover and cook for 5 more minutes or until pasta is cooked. Add garlic and parsley. Serve hot.

Slow Cooker Version: Add all ingredients, except pasta and parsley, to a large slow cooker and cook on Low for 6 – 8 hours or on High for 3 – 4 hours. Add pasta in the last 20 minutes of cooking.

Store: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

Notes

*Use what you have. Half water and half chicken broth works too. Also you could place chicken breast in water, bring to a boil and cook for 30 minutes. You will have chicken broth, cooked chicken and then can proceed making soup. That’s what I did. Leftover cooked chicken works too. Doesn’t really matter when you add it. **If using Mrs.Dash with salt, reduce amount of salt added.

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About Olena

I don’t believe in diets, neither I think we were born to eat. This website reflects my healthy relationship with food – I like simple whole foods meals with a bit of lean protein, heavy on veggies and a sprinkle of complex carbs.

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  1. Delicious! I too added a dollop of butter at the end like one reader suggested and soup came out amazing!

  2. I can’t wait to make to soup. Since the weather has changed to cooler temps. I would like to freeze this soup since I’ll be using my crockpot. Is it ok to freeze and for how many months?

    1. Hi Amy. I Know, I have been craving and making soups 2-3 times a week now. Love Fall! This soup is OK to freeze, I would say about 3 months. I personally do not like old frozen food, it gets smelly. The texture of vegetables changes a tiny bit after thawing but still should be good. Enjoy!