Easy Vegan Chicken Noodle Soup

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I was kind of a picky eater as a child — didn’t like tomatoes, didn’t like beets, didn’t like broccoli. Should I go on? No? Ok. Well, there were a lot of foods I didn’t like, but I did like Chicken Noodle Soup. I especially liked it when my mom would make chicken and dumpling soup. I thought those days were behind me until I decided the other day to make this easy vegan chicken noodle soup. If you’re into hearty vegan soups, you’ll love my Vegan Beef Stew or my Vegan Taco Soup.

Vegan Chicken Noodle Soup, made with minimal ingredients and lots of flavor!

Why You’ll Love Vegan Chicken Noodle Soup

It was pretty easy just pouring the soup from a can, adding a little water, and then heating to serve. I mean, if we’re using the word “easy” here, that’s tough to compete with. But this vegan chicken noodle soup recipe is pretty darn close.

Because I use a vegan chicken product that doesn’t require any pre-cooking, this is probably one of the easiest homemade noodle soup recipes you’ll find! All you have to do is prepare the broth, cook the carrots and then add the noodles and the vegan chicken pieces. A few minutes later and you’re ready to sit down to a wholesome bowl of goodness!

And tis the season to be enjoying a nice bowl of soup. I don’t know what it is, but soup is probably the healthiest comfort food there is. We eat it for dinner and lunch. I haven’t tried it yet for breakfast, but I could totally see that working!

Playing with Your Food

I love to encourage people to play with their food, aka adapt a recipe. I do it all the time. In fact, here are some ideas I’d love to try to change this vegan chicken noodle soup recipe a little:

  • Add some cooked brown rice in place of the noodles to make this gluten-free
  • How about adding some chopped cooked potatoes to the pot?
  • Serve with warm vegan naan bread
  • Sprinkle some vegan parmesan nut cheese over the top

Go on. Have some fun! Play with your food and adapt this recipe. Be sure to serve this vegan chicken noodle soup with crackers, dinner rolls, or even some rustic fig and pecan bread. It’s all so good on a winter’s night!

Easy Vegan Chicken Noodle Soup

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5 from 2 votes
Vegan Chicken Noodle Soup, made with minimal ingredients and lots of flavor!
Vegan Chicken Noodle Soup
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Vegan Chicken Noodle Soup, made with minimal ingredients and lots of flavor!
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 111 kcal
Author: Namely Marly
  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • ½ cup chopped celery
  • 4 - 5 cups vegetable broth*
  • 1 cup frozen vegan chicken pieces chopped**
  • cups egg-free wide noodles***
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ½ teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  1. In a small, microwave safe bowl, add the sliced carrots with a little bit of water. Cover and cook in the microwave for 2 - 3 minutes, until tender. Allow to cool.
  2. In a large pot over medium heat, add the olive oil, chopped onion, and chopped celery. Cook until just tender.
  3. Add the vegetable broth, vegan chopped chicken pieces, and noodles. Once the carrots are cool enough to handle, add the cooked carrots (including the liquid it was cooked in). Sprinkle the top with the Italian seasoning and add the bay leaf.
  4. Bring it to a boil and reduce heat to simmer, about 10 - 15 minutes.
Recipe Notes

*My favorite is the no-chicken bouillon if you can find it, but any vegetable broth will work fine here. ** There are a couple of varieties of vegan chicken pieces, some of which are gluten-free. Thaw them out and then chop into pieces before adding to the soup. *** I can buy egg-free wide noodles at my local grocery store and Walmart

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Chicken Noodle Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 111 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 29mg 1%
Potassium 160mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 72.3%
Vitamin C 3.2%
Calcium 1.9%
Iron 2.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

If you’re into vegetarian or vegan noodle soup recipes, check these recipes out:

Whatever vegan soup bowl you’re slurping from, enjoy!

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8 Responses to Easy Vegan Chicken Noodle Soup

  1. I found this brand of broth you mention for the cheapest at Walmart.com. It turns out it’s soy and “natural flavoring” free so I can actually try it. I’ll leave out your “chicken” pieces as I’m betting they are soy and I never cared for the meat in the soup anyhow. Thanks!

  2. Thanks. Made this today. Super easy & tasty.

  3. My son has the flu, and this has really comforted him the last couple of days. It’s super fast, easy and delicious. I had Gardein breaded crispy tenders in the freezer, and they worked perfectly. I didn’t use oil to sauté the veggies, I used a little water. The crispy tenders added some oil to the soup. I added some poultry seasoning and black pepper. I didn’t have a bay leaf, and I also left out the Italian seasoning. Best “chicken” noodle soup I’ve ever had! Thank you for sharing!

    • Oh, Tabitha! I’m so excited to hear that this soup recipe was helpful in a time of need. Hope your son is better now. And look at all those recipe adaptations! I LOVE it!

  4. Paula Elkins

    We are Vegetarians and I remember especially when I was sick that chicken noodle soup always tasted good and was something I could keep down. My husband had been going through those nasty chemo treatments for lymphoma and this soup is something that he can eat. This vegan soup is wonderful and we both like it very much. I use the “Loma Linda brand Diced Chick” and it works great. This is a great and simple to make soup..

    • Hi Paula. First, thanks for sharing about your husband. I hope for an expert medical team and a complete road to recovery! My favorite scientist is Rhonda Patrick and she has episodes on recovery from cancer. Here’s a link to some of her posts on this topic: https://www.foundmyfitness.com/news/t/cancer

      I hope you find this helpful. Also, looking forward to trying that brand of “diced chick”. I haven’t tried it yet.


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