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Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe in a Microwave

Yes, You Can Create Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup in a Matter of Minutes

Nothing compares to homemade chicken noodle soup, but if you are living alone or, frankly, can't spend the time hovering over the stove top, then check out this single-serving chicken noodle soup (cooked in a microwave) from Mug Meals ($17) by Dina Cheney. This recipe comes together in about 10 minutes and tastes infinitely better than anything out of a can. Your cold will thank you.

Classic Chicken Soup

From Mug Meals by Dina Cheney


Leftover chicken takes on a new life in this cozy soup. Since the ingredients are few, be sure to use a high-quality chicken broth. If you aren’t using leftover noodles, cook the noodles in salted water for the shortest amount of time recommended on the package, usually about 3 minutes. Serve with toast or crackers.

Editor’s note: I cooked the noodles in the microwave, like Easy Mac! Simply fill the mug 2/3 full with hot salted water and add the noodles. Microwave on high for 3 minutes. Carefully drain out the water before adding the remaining soup ingredients. I also used parsley instead of dill, because I prefer the taste!

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe in a Microwave


  1. 1 cup chicken broth
    1/2 cup shredded rotisserie or roast chicken (skin removed)
    1/4 cup very thinly sliced carrots (about 1/2 carrot)
    1/4 cup cooked small egg noodles
    1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon thinly sliced trimmed scallions (light green and dark green parts)
    1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
    1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
    2 grinds of black pepper
    1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh dill


  1. In a small bowl, stir together the broth, chicken, carrots, noodles, scallions, juice, salt, and pepper. Pour into a 16-oz. mug.
  2. Cover and microwave until the carrots are tender, about 7 minutes. Stir in the dill.

Source: Reprinted with permission from Mug Meals by Dina Cheney, published by The Taunton Press in 2015

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