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Chicken Noodle Soup with Leeks and Kale

Sit down to a big bowl of chicken noodle soup with leeks and kale to cure whatever ails you. It's comfort food for the body and soul and takes only minutes to make.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Soup - Main Course
Cuisine: fast and easy dinner recipe
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 288kcal


  • 2 medium leeks cleaned and chopped into ½" pieces (approximately 2½ cups)
  • 1 large shallot minced
  • 3 large carrots peeled and chopped into 1" pieces (approximately 2½ cups)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons butter divided
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can diced tomatoes with liquid
  • 3 quarts low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1½-2 cups fresh kale roughly chopped and rubbed for tenderness (plus additional for garnish).
  • 3 cups cooked chicken store-bought rotisserie chicken or leftovers
  • cups egg noodles approximately 8 ounces
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice or apple cider vinegar


  • In a large soup pot or Dutch oven, over medium heat, melt the butter and add the olive oil.
  • Add the prepared leeks and the minced shallots to the pot. Stir occasionally and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the prepared carrots, salt, and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally for an additional 4-5 minutes.
  • Add the canned tomatoes (with their liquid), chicken broth, and Worchestershire sauce. Bring to a gentle simmer.
  • Add the prepared kale, chicken, and egg noodles to the pot.
  • Stir well and continue to simmer until the egg noodles are soft and cooked through (approximately 10-12 minutes).
  • To finish, add 2 tablespoons of butter, and the lemon juice to the pot. Stir well.
  • Garnish with fresh chopped kale (if desired) and serve hot.



Once cooked, cool completely and store in the freezer in freezer-safe containers for up to 6 months.
Frozen kale or spinach may be substituted for fresh kale if desired.


Serving: 1½ cups | Calories: 288kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 652mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g