5 Ingredient Chicken Noodle Soup

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My kids have literally been sick since school started which was like a month and a half ago, so this soup has been on repeat at our house! When toddlers just don’t have much of an appetite, soup like this is a go to for me. The broth helps with dehydration, it’s easy to eat, and the warm soup is just so soothing on a sore throat.

With the changing seasons comes the inevitable coughs and sniffles that toddlers often bring home. As a parent, you know there’s nothing like a warm bowl of chicken noodle soup to provide comfort and nourishment during the sick season. Today, we’re sharing a simplified yet nutritious recipe for 5-Ingredient Chicken Noodle Soup, tailor-made for little ones. In this blog post, we’ll discuss why this soup is perfect for toddlers, provide step-by-step instructions on how to make it, and offer storage tips for busy days.

Why 5-Ingredient Chicken Noodle Soup Is Great for Toddlers:

  1. Comforting and Familiar: Chicken noodle soup is a classic comfort food that most toddlers enjoy. It provides familiarity and a sense of warmth when they’re feeling under the weather.
  2. Nutrient-Rich: This soup is a nutritious option, combining chicken broth for hydration, pasta for carbohydrates, veggies for essential vitamins, and shredded chicken for protein.
  3. Quick and Easy: With just five simple ingredients, this soup is incredibly easy to prepare, even on the busiest of days.
  4. Versatile: You can customize this soup by adding different vegetables or herbs to suit your toddler’s preferences and boost its nutritional value.


  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup small noodles, such as pastina
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas and carrots
  • 1/2 cup shredded rotisserie chicken


  1. Bring Broth to a Boil: In a medium saucepan, pour in the chicken broth and bring it to a boil over medium-high heat.
  2. Add Noodles: Once the broth is boiling, reduce the heat to a simmer. Add the small noodles (like pastina) and cook according to the package instructions. Typically, this takes about 7-10 minutes.
  3. Add Frozen Veggies and Chicken: When there are approximately 5 minutes left in the pasta’s cooking time, add the frozen peas and carrots along with the shredded rotisserie chicken to the simmering soup.
  4. Continue Cooking: Allow the soup to continue simmering until everything is soft and fully cooked.
  5. Cool and Serve: Once your chicken noodle soup is ready, let it cool slightly before serving. It’s best served warm but not too hot to avoid burning your toddler’s mouth.

Serving Soup To Toddlers

You might be wondering how I serve soup to babies and younger toddlers who might not have their spoon skill down yet. I like to strain out most of the stuff out of the soup, and serve it like that so they can easily grab the noodles, veggies and chicken, without having to deal with the broth! This soup naturally has less broth, so it’s perfect for younger toddlers. Feel free to add more broth for yourself!


HERE is a link to the pasta I use for this soup! It’s such a fun star shape!


To save any leftover Chicken Noodle Soup for future meals:

  • Refrigeration: Place the soup in an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. Reheat on the stove or in the microwave when needed.
  • Freezer: Freeze for up to 2 months. I like to freeze individual servings in a muffin tin!
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5 Ingredient Chicken Noodle Soup

Servings: 4 1/2 cup servings


  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup small noodle, pastina, macaroni, small shell, egg noodle
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas and carrots
  • 1/2 cup shredded rotisserie chicken


  • In a medium pot over medium high heat, bring the chicken broth to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, and add in the noodles.
  • Cook the noodles according to the package. When there is about 5 minutes left on the noddles, add in the frozen veggies and rotisserie chicken.
  • Once everything is soft and cooked through, cool and serve! To serve to younger toddlers that are still working on using a spoon, I strain out the broth.

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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