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HOW TO MAKE CANNED CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP BETTER

Hot steamy soothing canned chicken noodles soup! If it just had something that made it a tiny bit better! Today I’ll show you how to make canned chicken noodle soup better!

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how to make canned chicken noodle soup better

That hot brothy soup with soft tender noodles and luscious bites of chicken all steaming away in a bowl on a cold winter day is just the perfect ticket! But how can we make canned chicken noodle soup better? I’ve got the answer for you!

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

  • Uses ingredients you have at home or can easily get.
  • Makes BIG flavor with little work
  • Easily adds a BANG of flavor that you need and want!

WHAT’S IN CANNED CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP?

According to the Campbell’s website, there’s…

  • Chicken Stock
  • Noodles
  • chicken meat
  • and
  • Starch, salt, water, yeast and some flavorings and things that I’m not super familiar with.

HOW DO YOU MAKE CANNED CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP?

If you are wanting to simply use the canned chicken noodle soup that you have in the cabinet, it is very easy to make it…

  1.  Open the can and pour the contents into a saucepan
  2. Add one can of water
  3. Heat and serve.

But, with a tiny bit of effort, you can make it taste even better!

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how to make canned chicken noodle soup better

WHAT WOULD MAKE IT TASTE BETTER?

Lots of things will make your canned chicken noodle soup better. If you aren’t comfortable with experimenting, then simply follow my recipe below but for starters….

MEAT

You might have noticed that the chicken in your canned chicken noodle soup is lacking a little! Add some extra meat by using….

  • Turkey or chicken lunch meat (cut into small pieces)
  • Canned chicken (drain off the liquid first)
  • Frozen precooked chicken pieces
  • Grocery store roasted chicken
  • Left over chicken from a previous dinner
  • Cook up some chicken that you have in the fridge and add it to your soup!

NOODLES

We LOVE noodles and sadly, there never seem to be enough in our chicken noodle soup!

Fix that by adding….

  • Ramen noodles to your soup
  • Noodles from the refrigerator section at the grocery
  • Precooked and ready to use pasta from the pasta section of the grocery
  • Left over spaghetti noodles from a previous dinner
  • Cook up some pasta noodles to add to your soup

FLAVOR

Flavor can be added several ways, try some from each category…

SEASONING

  • Add the flavor packet from your chicken ramen noodles
  • Sprinkle in some poultry seasoning
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Cayenne
  • Dried chives
  • Bouillon cube
  • Bouillon concentrate
  • Salt and pepper
  • Dash Worcestershire
  • A sprinkle of soy sauce

FAT

  • Add a drizzle of olive oil
  • Tablespoon of butter
  • Spoonful of bacon grease

GARNISH

  • A sprinkle of cheese (Parmesan or Cheddar are good choices).
  • Bacon bits anyone?
  • Fresh green onion slices
  • Cracked Black Peppercorns

WHAT IF I ADD STUFF AND NEED MORE LIQUID?

Simply add some chicken broth OR you can add water and then some bouillon.

HOW LONG IS CHICKEN SOUP GOOD FOR?

Once cooked, your chicken soup should be fine if covered and refrigerated for up to 5 days.

CAN I FREEZE CHICKEN SOUP?

Yes, you can freeze chicken noodle soup without any problem, however, the noodles may be much softer and break apart or turn to mush when you reheat it.

WHAT CAN I SERVE WITH MY CANNED CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP?

LET’S SEE HOW THIS IS DONE

First add the canned chicken noodle soup to the saucepan

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how to make canned chicken noodle soup better

 

Then add water and more chicken to the sauce pan

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how to make canned chicken noodle soup better

You’ll need to add a little extra fat to the soup, so go for butter or bacon grease. Also add a few extra seasonings!

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how to make canned chicken noodle soup better

 

Finally, top it all off with some extra noodles and you’ll be set!

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how to make canned chicken noodle soup taste better

 

Maybe give this Easy Tomato Soup a try!

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HOW TO MAKE CANNED CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP BETTER

This recipe gives you exact instructions for how to simply make your canned chicken noodle soup taste better and there are LOTS more ideas in the post.
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to make canned chicken noodle soup taste better, chicken noodle soup
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 150kcal
Author: Wendi Spraker

Ingredients

  • 2 Cans Chicken Noodle Soup
  • 2 cans water
  • ½ Cup prepared chicken pieces
  • ½ cup prepared noodles
  • ½ tsp bacon grease
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Add all of the items to a medium sized saucepan and heat over medium heat until heated through.
  • Serve hot.
  • Garnish with fresh or dried parsley or chives.  Serve with crackers.

Notes

  • Make sure that your chicken is fully cooked before adding it to your soup. 
  • There are lots of options for adding more meat to your soup, try lunch meat cut into small pieces, rotisserie chicken, frozen precooked chicken breast, etc. 
  • Try out some other seasonings in your soup!  The post gives a complete list. 
  • If you do not have bacon grease, try butter or oil in the same amount. 

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
HOW TO MAKE CANNED CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP BETTER
Amount Per Serving
Calories 150
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Elizabeth Ratliff

Tuesday 14th of April 2020

Just want I needed today. Not just how to make my Campbells CNS better but have the Lord lead me to the site of another believer and new friend. Look forward to visiting your site regularly.

Wendi Spraker

Wednesday 15th of April 2020

Hi Elizabeth, Thanks so much for the sweet note. I hope I was also able to help you with your Campbells CNS. :) Take care!

Dr.Mary Sabal

Wednesday 11th of December 2019

VERY practical and efficient! I added carrots, celery, onion, garlic, chicken bouillon, egg noodles, water. Loved it!

Wendi Spraker

Thursday 12th of December 2019

Hi Mary! Thanks and I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Sandra Remson

Thursday 25th of April 2019

Salsa, cheese and tortilla chips. Top with avocado. A quick tortilla soup.

Wendi Spraker

Thursday 25th of April 2019

Sounds like a winner Sandra!

Moxie

Friday 18th of January 2019

I doctor up all kinds of things, but never thought to doctor up canned soup! Wonderful!

Eileen

Friday 18th of January 2019

Thanks for the recipe. Never thought of doing this to canned soup. Sometimes I make it from scratch. Think I will try this tonight. Had some leftover chicken, will add some olive oil and I think some parsley will be pretty good with it as well.

God bless you for the recipes and helpful tips. Love them all!

Wendi Spraker

Friday 18th of January 2019

Hi Eileen! Thanks for the comment! I hope you love It!!

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