Creamy Italian Chicken Noodle Soup


I love The Pioneer Woman, and I’ve experimented with several of her recipes over the years. This recipe for creamy Italian chicken noodle soup, however, is one of my absolute favorites. For this soup, I use my 5 quart enamel-coated cast iron dutch oven, but any large pot’ll do. I’ve made a few changes in this recipe, and it is just simply a big bowl of yum!

Recipe Ingredients

(WARNING: As usual, I didn’t have everything I really needed; I only had one large carton of chicken broth and needed 2! Also, I typically add a diced onion to this soup but just didn’t have one around)

  • one small (3-4 lb) chicken (or 3-4 cups of shredded cooked chicken)
  • 32 oz chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 28 oz diced tomatoes with juice
  • 1 pkg ditalini noodle
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp oregano
  • 1 onion, diced (optional)
  • grated Parmesan cheese for garnish

First, remove innards from chicken, place it in the pot, and cover it with 32 oz of chicken broth (keep in mind I only have 16 oz here!!)  Bring to a boil, then simmer on low for 30 minutes.  Once that time has passed, remove the lid and set pot aside to cool.

In the meantime, bring the ditalini to a boil.

Once noodles are cooked al dente, drain, toss with olive oil, and set aside.

**NOTE** If you are adding diced onion to the recipe, cook the onion in a tbsp of olive oil in a new pot, then follow the instructions below.

After chicken has cooled, remove it from broth and shred the meat.  Discard the bones.

Place the pot of broth back onto stove top on low and add onion, tomatoes in their juice, heavy cream, and oregano.  Stir well and bring to a low simmer for about 10 minutes. Then, add the shredded chicken.

Turn off heat and add ditalini noodles, stirring well.

By this point in time, your house will be smelling incredible and your desire to stick your face into the pot will be overwhelming.

But you must remain calm.

This soup is extra delicious topped with some freshly grated Parmesan cheese (which I didn’t have on hand either) but is just as wonderful without it.


I definitely give this soup 5/5 herbs!

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2 comments on “Creamy Italian Chicken Noodle Soup

  1. This soup sounds like perfect comfort food! I can picture eating this with some garlic bread – yum! Just pinned it so I remember to make it soon!

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