Almost Chick-fil-A Chicken Noodle Soup #SundaySupper

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
  • 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
  • 2½ 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 ½ hour.
  11. Season with Salt and Pepper if needed

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!

Sunday Supper Movement

This week’s Sunday Supper is hosted by Pam, from The Meltaways.  Her recipes and her blog are just amazing.  It is such an honor to have one of our #SundaySupper Moderators hosting this week’s event!

The #SundaySupper family will be digging out their stock pots and slow cookers to serve up these amazing Sunday Supper Soup Recipes:

Do The Chicken Dance (chicken {or other poultry} soups)


Where’s The Beef (Beef Soups)


Pass The Pork. Please (Pork or Sausage Soups)


Under The Sea (Seafood Soups)


Eat Your Veggies (Chock Full o’ Vegetables Soups)

Some Don’t Like It Hot (Chilled Soups)

Of course once you have seen all of the recipes for the day, you’ll not want to miss our #SundaySupper conversation on twitter each SundayWe tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. This week we will be sharing out special soup recipes! Follow the #SundaySupper hash tag and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat.

Looking for more inspiration, check out the  #SundaySupper Pinterest board for more fabulous recipes and food photos.

Join us Around the Family Table this Sunday at 7pm Eastern Time this Sunday on Twitter and share your favorite soup, stew, chowder or bisque recipes with us! 

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  1. says

    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,

  2. Lorrie says

    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!

  3. says

    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!

  4. says

    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 :)

  5. Diana @GourmetDrizzles says

    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! 😉

  6. says

    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!

  7. says

    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.

  8. says

    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?! :)

  9. Kacie says

    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.

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