Chick-fil-A Chicken Noodle Soup
I love soup!  Especially any type of Chicken Soup… after all, it is good for the Soul.  I have to tell you, not too long ago, my family my hurt feelings.  They told me they loved Chick-fil-A Chicken Noodle Soup.  They never actually said more than my homemade soup, but I got the hint.  As someone who prides themselves on the fact that fresh food made at home is always best, this was hard to swallow.  To be honest, they really hurt my feelings! Seriously, how could a fast food restaurant have better soup than the kind I made homemade?

While I do find Chick-fil-A to be one of the best fast food restaurants, I just couldn’t accept this.  I became obsessed I was on a mission to make my soup better equally as good as Chick-fil-A Chicken Noodle Soup.

After many experiments in the kitchen, I found  the key to making an amazing Chicken Noodle Soup. The secret ingredient is using the leftover Chicken Carcass from a Garlic, Lemon Rosemary Roasted Chicken.  This revelation actually made me very happy.   I love that I am now using the entire Chicken, without any waste, to make a delicious stock for my Almost Chick-fil-A Chicken Noodle Soup.

Almost Chick-fil-A Chicken Noodle Soup

Almost Chick-fil-A Chicken Noodle Soup


  • 3 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 Onion, chopped fine
  • 4 Celery Stalks, diced
  • 4 Carrots, diced
  • 3 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 12 Cups of Water
  • 1 Chicken Carcass, Garlic Lemon Rosemary Roasted Chicken or your choice
  • 2 Chicken Bouillon Cubes
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 4 tablespoons fresh Parsley, minced
  • 2 1/2 Cups Egg Noodles
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  1. Heat Olive Oil in large Pot.
  2. Add Onion, Celery, Carrrots and Garlic and saute until soft.
  3. Add Water and Chicken Carcass and bring to a boil.
  4. Once boiling, reduce heat to low and simmer for 2 hours.
  5. Remove Carcass, making sure there are no bones left in the broth.
  6. When Chicken is cool enough to touch, pick bones clean, discarding bones, skin and cartilage.
  7. Add Chicken back into the broth.
  8. Add Chicken Bouillon, Bay Leaves and Parsley and bring to a boil again.
  9. Once boiling, bring back down to a simmer and add Egg Noodles
  10. Simmer for 1/2 hour.
  11. Season with Salt and Pepper if needed
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Guess who made a Chicken Noodle Soup that the entire family is now craving?  The flavor of this broth is so intense. Using the chicken carcass and the layers of flavor from the veggies takes this soup to another level!  My family thinks this Chicken Noodle Soup is the Bomb!  Full diclosure: I have no idea how Chick-fil-A Chicken Noodle Soup is made.  This is totally my version.

Kid Ratings:  Alexandra 10, Ronnie 9.5, Reis 9.5, Riley 8.0  = One proud Mom!

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{ 41 comments… read them below or add one }

DB-The Foodie Stuntman February 24, 2013 at 6:36 am

I ate at Chick-fil-A once but haven’t gone back because I have felt I could make a better chicken sandwich at home but have never tried their chicken soup. Honestly, I don’t think I’d go back to do so because I now have this recipe to try,


Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers February 24, 2013 at 8:19 am

Chick-fil-A? Yuck! Now if they served soup like yours, I would go there everyday! What a fantastic recipe! I t looks so delicious!!!!!!!!!


Lane @ Supper for a Steal February 24, 2013 at 8:25 am

I have never tried Chick-Fil-A’s soup, but I bet yours is better. I’m not usually a huge chicken noodle fan, but I think one made with egg noodles would be delish.


Lorrie February 24, 2013 at 8:31 am

I love chick-fil-A’s chicken soup. Thanks so much. Hubby not feeling so good this weekend. So I was going to make chicken noodle soup. But I’m going to try this recipe. Thanks so much. I love all your recipes. Have a great Sunday!


Shannon @VillageGirlBlog February 24, 2013 at 9:41 am

We don’t have Chick-Fil-A around us, but this soup looks like old fashion goodness. The kind that warms your soul and your body. Yum to Chicken and Noodles!


Jennie @themessybakerblog February 24, 2013 at 9:45 am

Isabel, your version of this soup looks fantastic. Homemade is always better. Love it!


Arlene @FlourOnMyFace February 24, 2013 at 9:51 am

I’ve never had the Chick-fil-A soup but I am pretty sure yours tasted better right from the start! It looks great!


Amy Kim (@kimchi_mom) February 24, 2013 at 9:57 am

I would choose homemade soup over any fast food soup! :-) This looks and sounds great! Also, your photos are really great! Is that Lightroom working for you? :-)


Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts February 24, 2013 at 10:07 am

I really wish I had a whole chicken here today. it is crazy snowy, and this would make a perfect dinner!


MLuisa My cute bride (@Mycutebride) February 24, 2013 at 10:15 am

Can you believe I’ve never had a noodle soup? I really must try it, this recipe looks great, so I’m saving it for late.


Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips February 24, 2013 at 10:21 am

You are an amazing cook, and this soup looks awesome, but sadly we all have to sometimes admit that some places make things better than we do. This sounds horrible, but I don’t want to even attempt Broccoli Cheddar Soup because I LOVE Panera. But think of all thing things that YOU do make better than anyone else!


Krayl @AnAppealingPlan February 24, 2013 at 10:46 am

Did someone say chick-fil-a? That’s enough to make my mouth water right there! Nice recipe Isabel


Susan February 24, 2013 at 11:01 am

For fast food, Chick-Fil-A makes an okay soup, but I can’t eat there anymore, so yours will do and is most like 110% better. :-)


Miranda @ Mangoes and Chutney February 24, 2013 at 11:05 am

Nothing like good chicken soup! That is one of the things I missed this winter becoming a vegan. Mmmm.


Tara February 24, 2013 at 11:24 am

Chick-Fil-A is not up here in Canada but I bet your soup is hands down way better. Looks delish!!


Alaiyo Kiasi February 24, 2013 at 12:02 pm

My 20-year-old son loves Chick-Fil-A (he’s not a Pescetarian like me). Yours looks like the real thing! Beautiful photos as well.



Bea February 24, 2013 at 12:07 pm

What a great way to use up all of the chicken by making the broth with the carcass of the leftover chicken. It sounds like an absolutely amazing soup. And yes, homemade food is always the best :)


Amanda @ MarocMama February 24, 2013 at 12:42 pm

I’ve never eaten at chick-fil-a but this soup looks wonderful. I too love using chicken carcass for stock – makes soup really delicious.


Paula @ Vintage Kitchen February 24, 2013 at 12:47 pm

My mother stocks carcasses in the fridge but then forget to use them… This soup is the ultimate comfort Isabel, a good chicken broth and noodles!


foodwanderings February 24, 2013 at 12:53 pm

Yum. Chicken soup is always comforting. What a great sunday supper roundup. One of these days I will be organized enough to join. Love it though.:)


Wendy (The Weekend Gourmet) February 24, 2013 at 12:59 pm

This looks way better than CFA chicken noodle soup…and you know exactly what you’ve put into it. I always save my chicken bones, but end up tossing them when I can’t figure out what to do with them. Problem solved!


Hezzi-D February 24, 2013 at 1:42 pm

My husband eats this soup everytime we eat at Chick-Fil-A. I can’t’ wait to make this for him at home!


Diana @GourmetDrizzles February 24, 2013 at 2:06 pm

Can’t wait to try this version… all the perfect ingredients for a perfect Chicken Noodle Soup!! I once interviewed S. Truett Cathy for a magazine article I was writing. At the end of a very nice phone interview, I thanked him so much and he thanked me and said “eat more chicken!” before he hung up. Still cracks me up… what a nice man! ;-)


Tammi @ Momma's Meals February 24, 2013 at 2:11 pm

Something about good ol fashioned egg noodles that brings me back to eating soup like this as a kid!! Love it!


Conni @FoodieArmyWife February 24, 2013 at 4:14 pm

Beautiful soup Isabel! Chicken Noodle is such a classic…MMmmm!


The Ninja Baker February 24, 2013 at 5:01 pm

Your recipe is a keeper, Isabel. Almost Chick Fil a Chicken Noodle is the ultimate comfort soup!


Liz February 24, 2013 at 8:03 pm

I can totally relate! My kiddos always liked the boxed brownies with frosting better than my homemade version! I was crushed. I think their taste buds finally matured as they haven’t asked for the boxed ones in years! I know your chicken soup is way better than Chick Fil-A’s!


Cindy February 24, 2013 at 9:06 pm

I won’t go to chick-fil-a but I do love chicken soup. Yours sound delicious Isabel!


Renee February 25, 2013 at 2:45 pm

I never, ever toss a chicken or turkey carcass. Or a ham bone. They make the best homemade stocks. Your recipe sounds good with the flavored chicken chicken carcass being used for the stock. It’s an extra added touch that I am sure is what made it so good and why your family enjoyed it so much.


Angie @ Big Bear's Wife February 25, 2013 at 2:50 pm

I love Chick-fil-A Chicken Noodle Soup! But I would love it even more if I made it at home! Great Recipe, Isabel!


Sarah Reid, RHNC (@jo_jo_ba) February 25, 2013 at 3:32 pm

I could really go for a bowl of that right now!


Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom February 26, 2013 at 2:00 am

Isabel, yes! you have to use the chicken carcass!! :) This is how I make the broth for a Korean soup I make all the time. . it’s so wonderful and adds so much flavor! LOVE the kid’s ratings. . how cute is that?! :)


Laura | Small Wallet, Big Appetite February 26, 2013 at 3:08 pm

Using the chicken carcass is am absolute must in my book. Not only does it make the best soup but it also utilizes your ingredients completely resulting in less waste and money saved. Two big things in my book.


Linda@There and Back Again February 26, 2013 at 11:37 pm

Your using the chicken carcass reminds me of making turkey soup after Thanksgiving with the turkey carcass. For some reason, that roasted carcass gives off so much flavor! Your soup looks wonderful.


Heather @girlichef February 27, 2013 at 9:07 am

I didn’t even realize that Chik-Fil-A had soup! I’d definitely opt for a big, soul-warming pot of your homemade soup anyday. This sounds amazing, Isabel.


chatteringkitchen February 28, 2013 at 5:05 am

This soup sounds delicious


katie February 28, 2013 at 7:11 am

yum! i love chicken soup of all kinds. the lemon-garlic chicken carcass definitely sounds like a secret ingredient.


Kacie October 12, 2013 at 2:06 pm

OMG made this last night….eating it for lunch today! It is truly amazing. My husband loves it as well. You totally hit the nail on the head with this one. SUPER FABULOUS. Will totally be my recipe from now on!! Thank you so much for sharing.


FamilyFoodie October 13, 2013 at 9:38 am

I am so glad you enjoyed it! Thanks so much for letting me know, you made my day.


valdosta, ga February 8, 2014 at 9:05 pm

I suggest cooking the noodles 15 minutes and more chicken cubes


FamilyFoodie February 9, 2014 at 7:16 am

Thanks so much for the suggestion Marie. I will give your version a try.


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