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Gluten free chicken noodle soup in small white bowl.
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Dutch Oven Chicken Noodle Soup

This savory Dutch Oven Chicken Noodle Soup is gluten free and made from scratch. It's a comforting old fashioned healthy one pot recipe!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Low Lactose
Keyword: gluten free chicken noodle soup, dairy free chicken noodle soup, chicken noodle soup from scratch, dutch oven chicken noodle soup
Servings: 8
Calories: 583kcal
Author: Christine Rooney


  • Dutch Oven or Soup Pot



  • Mince 6 cloves of garlic and 1 onion (white or yellow work best). Dice 3 large stalks of celery.
  • Wash and peel (if desired) 4-5 large carrots. Chop the carrots, making sure all of the slices are relatively uniform in size to ensure even cooking.
  • Remove the skin from 2 - 2.5 lbs. of bone-in chicken (breasts or thighs) and discard.
  • Heat a cast iron Dutch oven or large heavy-bottomed soup pot to medium-high and add 2 tablespoon olive oil.
  • Once heated, place the chicken in the pot (fleshy side down) and sprinkle with ¼ teaspoon each kosher salt and pepper. Saute for 5 minutes. Flip the chicken over and sprinkle with another ¼ teaspoon kosher salt and pepper. Saute for another 5 minutes.
  • Remove the chicken from the soup pot and set aside.
  • Add the minced garlic, onions, and celery to the soup pot and saute for 4-5 minutes, stirring often. After the aromatics have softened a bit and become fragrant, add the chopped carrots (4-5 cups) to the pot, along with another ½ teaspoon kosher salt.
  • Saute the carrots for 5-6 minutes on medium-high heat, stirring often. Place the seared chicken on top of the sauteed carrots.
  • Pour 7 cups of low-sodium chicken broth on top of the chicken and veggies. To the broth, add 4 sprigs fresh thyme, 1-2 sprigs fresh rosemary, and 2 bay leaves. Add 1-2 gluten free chicken bouillon cube (or regular chicken bouillon cube if not gluten free).
  • Bring the soup to a boil. Once it starts to boil, reduce to a low boil, cover, and cook for 25 minutes, or until the carrots have softened and the chicken is totally cooked through.
  • When the carrots are softened and the chicken is cooked through, remove the chicken from the pot and place on a cutting board. Allow the chicken to cool for a few minutes, and then shred it using two forks. Separate the cooked chicken from the bones. Discard the bones and set the shredded chicken aside until ready to return to the soup.
  • Once the chicken has been removed for shredding, add 2 cups of gluten free noodles (or regular noodles if not gluten free) to the soup. Cook on a low boil for 15 minutes or so, or until the noodles are totally softened.
  • Once the noodles are cooked, return the shredded chicken to the pot. Remove the bay leaves, thyme sprigs, and rosemary sprigs and discard.


  • If you cannot find fresh herbs, feel free to substitute ½ teaspoon dried thyme for fresh thyme and ½ teaspoon dried rosemary for fresh rosemary. Alternately, you can use 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning in place of the fresh herbs.
  • Feel free to use dried or fresh bay leaves.
  • You can sub or add any fresh herbs to the ones listed. Parsley, tarragon, and chives are all great options.
  • Make sure to add the noodles at the end of the cooking time, or they may become soggy.


Serving: 2cups | Calories: 583kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 59g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 163mg | Sodium: 615mg | Potassium: 892mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 6254IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 3mg