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Homemade Gluten-Free Chicken Noodle Soup

This homemade gluten-free chicken noodle soup is easy to make and delicious. Perfect for when you need a cozy bowl of noodles to comfort you.

Homemade Gluten-Free Chicken Noodle Soup - Tayler Silfverduk, celiac dietitian

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup Ingredients

This Homemade Gluten-Free Chicken Noodle Soup is thick and chunky, but can easily be adapted to by more soupy depending on your preferences.

We start the recipe off with onions, carrots, and celery. What’s also known as a mirepoix. This is cooked in oil to help build the flavor of the Chicken Noodle Soup. Depending on your families preferences, you can chop these veggies up finely or roughly. As a lazy home cook, I chop my veggies roughly… or I use a frozen bag of them.

Next, we prepare the chicken, after we’ve cooked the vegetables of our soup. This is where we add diced chicken to the pot of vegetables and saute until browned (not fully cooked but not a lot of pink leftover). This will also help build up the chicken flavor. It’s during this time we also can add in some garlic powder and other dried seasonings.

Then, we add in the gluten-free broth or stock. You can by gluten-free stock and broth easily at the grocery store. Just be wary of natural flavors and yeast extract if the product doesn’t have a gluten-free claim or certification. I generally like Swanson’s broth (affiliate link), as it’s marked gluten-free and affordable. If you’re making this recipe to be low-nickel diet friendly, or non-responsive celiac diet friendly, you’ll need to make your own chicken broth. You could also just use water and season the soup more.

Lastly, we get into the gluten-free noodles of the soup. This is where this homemade gluten-free Chicken Noodle Soup really shines. My favorite to use are lotus pad thai rice noodles because they give you a thick noodle to slurp up the soup with. So good! Don’t be like me and store your leftovers with the noodles though. Instead, I’d keep the noodles separate from the soup if you plan to keep leftovers to prevent the noodles from soaking up all the soup… unless you like that (which I actually do).

Does Gluten-Free Pasta Hold up in Soup?

Which brings us into our next topic, does gluten-free pasta hold up in soups like this Chicken Noodle Soup? The answer is, if enjoying immediately, yes! If enjoying as leftovers, it depends.

The gluten-free Lotus Foods rice noodles (affiliate link) definitely hold up in the leftovers but they do soak up all the liquid. If you were to use a bean based gluten-free pasta, like Banza (affiliate link) it definitely wouldn’t hold up, and you’d need to keep the pasta separate until you’re ready to enjoy a bowl.

I’ve heard that corn based pasta also holds up well in the soup, but I have not tried this. And using corn pasta would make this recipe no longer Fasano diet friendly.

Homemade Gluten-Free Chicken Noodle Soup - Tayler Silfverduk, celiac dietitian

How to Enjoy Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Now that we’ve got the details of making this Homemade Gluten-Free Chicken Noodle Soup out of the way, let’s talk about how to serve it!

  • If you’re choosing to make this recipe because you’re in need of bland gluten-free food, then serving this soup with come gluten-free crackers (these are my favorite – affiliate link) would be easy on the stomach.
  • Serve this soup with a refreshing Cucumber Avocado Salad to bring in a light element to this warming dish.
  • Double this recipe and freeze it for a sick day. Right before you add the noodles to the dish, set about half of the soup to the side. Let the soup base with out noodles cool completely and then transfer to freezer safe bags or containers. Keep in the freezer for up to 6 months. Then when you are in need of soup, thaw it, warm it up, and add in some cooked noodles and enjoy.
  • If you have turkey leftovers from your gluten-free Thanksgiving, omit the chicken, cook the soup until the veggies are soft and add in the left over turkey and let warm up in the soup for about 10 minutes before enjoying!
  • Are you vegan? Substitute the chicken broth and chicken for gluten-free vegetable broth and your favorite bean of choice! Just cut down the cooking time as you don’t need to worry about the chicken. Same goes for if you choose to substitute tofu for the chicken.

Now that we’ve got all the different ways to enjoy this gluten-free homemade Chicken Noodle Soup, let’s dive into the recipe, shall we?

Gluten-Free Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Gluten-Free Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup can be low-nickel, Fasano diet-friendly, and easily modified to be vegan. It's easier than you think so give it a try!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time50 minutes
Total Time1 hour 5 minutes
Course: dinner, Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Dairy-Free, fasano diet, Gluten-Free, low nickel, nightshade free, one pot meal
Servings: 8
Calories: 316kcal
Cost: 16


  • 2 tbsp avocado oil (or butter if you're not dairy-free)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 medium celery stalks, chopped
  • 3 medium carrots, sliced into rounds or chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely diced (or 1 tsp ground garlic)
  • 1 lb chicken breasts, cubed
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 6 cups gluten-free chicken broth (I use Swanson's, and sometimes I do half chicken broth half water to save money - use more or less depending on how thick you like your soup)
  • 16 oz gluten-free pasta (give or take, depending on how many noodles you like in your soup)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • salt/pepper to taste


  • In a large pot over medium heat add in the oil and vegetables (onion, carrots, and celery).
  • Let the vegetables simmer in the oil until the onion is almost translucent (about 5-6 minutes)
  • Once the vegetables are soft, add in the garlic and cubed chicken and cook until the chicken is browned (about another 6-8 minutes)
  • Once the chicken is browned, place two bay leaves into the pot and pour in the chicken broth (and water if you're using it).
  • Bring to a boil and then let simmer with a lid over top for 30-40 minutes.
  • Once done simmering, add in the gluten-free pasta and simmer for another 8-10 minutes until the pasta is done. (Cook pasta separately and add in once done if you are planning to store leftovers)
  • Once the pasta is cooked, fish out the bay leaves, remove the soup from heat, and add in a tbsp of lemon juice
  • Serve up and enjoy!

Where to Buy Gluten-Free Chicken Noodle Soup

Don’t feel like making your own homemade gluten-free chicken noodle soup? Hey, I get it! Sometimes you just want an easy meal! Here are some pre-made gluten-free chicken noodle soups you can buy (affiliate links below):

  • Progresso Chicken Noodle Soup – This is a classic chicken noodle soup made by progresso but it’s gluten-free. It’s made with pea flour pasta and packs in 11g of protein!
  • Tradition Instant Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup – Just add hot water to this cup of gluten-free chicken noodles and you’ve got a cozy bowl of soup. The noodles in this are made with potatoes. While there is no chicken added and no protein offered in this, it will do if you need something bland and easy to digest.
  • Mom’s Place Chicken Noodle Soup Mix – Mad with soy protein, corn flour, and rice flour, this gluten-free chicken noodle soup mix makes making soup easy! Just at hot water and cooked chicken!
  • Sesame Chicken Noodle Soup – A fun twist on your typical chicken noodle soup is this instant cup of Sesame Chicken Noodle soup by Dr. McDougall’s.

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