Saturday, October 6, 2012

Chunky Chicken Noodle Soup with Mushrooms

Do you remember when Campbell's Chunky Chicken Noodle Soup had mushrooms in it? I sure do. 

When I was a little girl you could get a soup in a can with or without mushrooms. Not any more. I miss that soup. So today I set out to re-capture a childhood memory. I think I am on to something. This soup has a thick well seasoned both and chunks of carrots, celery and mushrooms. Yeah!!!!!!

Served in a Lilac Fiestaware bowl

Chunky Chicken Noodle Soup with Mushrooms
Yield: 6 servings


1/4 cup light butter, cubed
2 carrots, cut into 1” x 1/2” sticks
2 ribs celery, 1/2” slices
2 small onion, diced
4 oz mushrooms, sliced
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
1/8 teaspoon pepper or to taste
1 dash red pepper flakes
1 bay leaf
6 cups chicken broth(low sodium, fat free)
1 large boneless skinless chicken breast (3/4 to 1 lb), cut into 1/2” dice
1 cup wide egg noodles


In a Dutch oven, saute the carrot, celery, onion and mushrooms in butter for 5 minutes or until tender. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in the flour until blended. Gradually add broth and bay leaf.

Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add the chicken, return to a boil. Add the noodles; reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes until noodles are tender. Taste for seasoning. Remove bay leaf and serve.

Note: Light butter can be salty unless you can find unsalted in your area, adjust salt to taste.

Nutrition Facts:
Amount Per Serving - Calories 159.7; Total Fat 5.0 g; Saturated Fat 0.2 g; Cholesterol 47.2 mg; Sugars 1.5 g; Sodium 1,267.9 mg; Potassium 357.4 mg; Total Carbohydrate 16.6 g; Dietary Fiber 1.8 g; Protein 12.8 g.

Linking to:
Carole's Chatter Food on Friday's Pasta and Noodle
Love Bakes Good Cakes: The Ultimate Soup Recipe List Linky


  1. Oooh, you are going to town linking up today! Fantastic

    1. Thanks! Carole, Everyone check out Food on Friday's link above in my post.

  2. If I recall correctly, the noodles were flat and rectangular.

    1. You are right. I tried fettuccine but it clumped together when cooking in the broth. I had better success with the egg noodles. One day I will try to make fresh pasta. We will see if that works better. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. That was my favorite soup growing up. I was so upset when they stopped making it. I can't wait to try this recipe!

  4. I remember specifically that the Campbell's soup had a little marsala in it to give it that extra flavor. It was my favorite!

    1. Thanks for the tip. I am going to try a little next time I make it.

  5. I actually wrote a letter to Campbell's when I was young telling them how much I loved the soup (even though I picked the mushrooms out at first!) The thicker broth was what made the soup. Can't wait to try this recipe!

    1. That is such a great story. :) Thanks for taking the time to leave a message. I appreciate it and I hope you enjoy the soup.

  6. Campbell's Chunky Chicken Noodle was the only soup that I liked as a kid. I truly miss it. Can't wait to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing!


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