Vegan Chicken Noodle Soup

I was kind of a picky eater as a child. 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 to create an easy vegan chicken noodle soup Recipe. It’s amazing!

Two bowls of vegan chicken noodle soup sit one in front of the other with baby carrots beside the back bowl.

If you’re into hearty vegan soups, you’ll love my Vegan Beef Stew or my Vegan Taco Soup.

The Best Vegan Chicken Noodle Soup

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! Prepare the broth, cook the carrots, and then add the noodles and the vegan chicken pieces. You’re ready for a wholesome bowl of goodness in no time.

Egg-Free Noodles

Here are options for egg-free noodles.

  • Always Save wide noodles are egg-free.
  • Walmart’s Good Value wide noodles are egg-free.
  • Spaghetti noodles broken into smaller pieces.
  • Lasagna noodles (that are typically egg-free), broken into smaller pieces.

Brands change their recipes sometimes, so always double-check the labels.

A bowl of soup has a blue napkin beside it and sliced bread in the background.

Protein Options

These are recommendations for the protein part of your soup:

  • Gardein Chick’n Scallopini — cut into bite-size pieces
  • Gardein Chick’n Teriyaki — cut into bite-size pieces (reserve the sauce packet for a different meal)
  • Vegan Chicken — cut into pieces
  • Chickpeas — Add 1/2 cup to the broth.

You can also leave the protein out altogether.

Marly’s Tips

  • Add cooked brown rice in place of the noodles to make this gluten-free.
  • Sprinkle some vegan parmesan nut cheese over the top.

Serving Suggestions

Serve vegan chicken noodle soup with:

Reader Reviews

★★★★★
Just made this and used brown rice pasta with it. It was so good and had so much flavor. I think I used extra poultry seasoning. I don’t measure. Everyone in the house loved it!!!! Would definitely make again!

Myrna

★★★★★
I was surprised at how good this was. We are looking for more vegan options for the for our wedding services company. This will be a great dish to add to our repiroire. There have definitely been more requests for vegan food the last 3-4 years.

Mary
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More Vegan Soups to Try

Two bowls of vegan chicken noodle soup sit one in front of the other with baby carrots beside the back bowl.

Vegan Chicken Noodle Soup

Vegan Chicken Noodle Soup, made with minimal ingredients and lots of flavor.
4.85 from 33 votes
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 100kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • ½ cup chopped celery
  • 4 to 5 cups vegetable broth*
  • 1 cup frozen vegan chicken pieces chopped**
  • 1 ½ cups egg-free wide noodles***
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ½ teaspoon dried Italian seasoning

Instructions

  • In a small, microwave-safe bowl, add the sliced carrots with a little bit of water. Cover and cook in the microwave for 2 to 3 minutes, until tender. Allow to cool.
  • In a large pot over medium heat, add the olive oil, chopped onion, and chopped celery. Cook until just tender.
  • 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.
  • Bring it to a boil and reduce heat to a simmer, about 10 to 15 minutes.

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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 (such as Gardein), some of which are gluten-free. Thaw them out and then chop them into pieces before adding them to the soup.
*** I can buy egg-free wide noodles at my local grocery store and Walmart
If you prefer not to use a microwave, simply add the chopped carrots with the chopped celery and cook until they just begin to get tender. It may take a little longer for this step, but it will work.
Calories: 100kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 94mg | Potassium: 143mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 3600IU | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 0.6mg

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

67 Responses to Vegan Chicken Noodle Soup

  1. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyAna Reply

    5 stars
    I used this recipe as a base for sick hubby lunch ^^ instead of noodles+chicken I used some potato vareniki, the rest I did the same
    For the broth I usually just keep the water from blanching big batches of veggies in the freezer, was perfect for this!

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      Hi Ana. Sorry your hubby is not feeling well. So glad you were able to serve him this soup to make him feel better. Love your adaptations!

  2. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyBrian Reply

    Hi Marly! Made this several times now and I’m curious if it will freeze well?

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      Hi Brian. So glad you like the soup. Sometimes soups with noodles will change the texture of the noodles when you thaw it. But I’ve frozen this soup and it’s been fine. Maybe I’m not picky about noodle texture???

  3. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMary Loeffler Reply

    5 stars
    5th time? Fantastic recipe!

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      So glad you like it, Mary!

  4. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyAshley Perkins Reply

    5 stars
    Best friend is sick, I made him this and he absolutely loved it

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      So sorry about your friend, Ashley! I’m glad this soup and a good friend like you to make it for him helped! ❤️

  5. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyKelli Reply

    5 stars
    Love this! I use Better than Boullion No Chicken for my broth, and I cook Gardein (Teriyaki) Chicken strips before I put them in the soup. It’s so good.

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