Monday is tough in our house. We’re usually coming off an extremely busy weekend, which of course, always flies by, and everyone seems to have a tough time getting out of bed in the morning. But, we can typically look forward to the fact that, if we can just make it though the day, we have a low key family night ahead of us.

As you probably know, it’s my husband who often takes on the dinner prep, and on this particular chilly evening,  we went with a classic Chicken Noodle Soup along with grilled cheese sandwiches. Yes, it might sound boring, and I suppose it kind of is, but sometimes, you just need simple, basic, comfort food to close out the day – so that’s exactly what we did.

Check out our version (nothing crazy) that everyone in the family enjoyed — and the grilled cheese was just icing on the cake for the kiddos.


Chicken Noodle Soup: The Perfect Monday Comfort Food

Classic, comforting chicken noodle soup to warm you up on a chilly fall day!

  • Author: Becky Hixen
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 50 min
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 10 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Soup


  • 1/2 rotisserie chicken – mix of white & dark meat (literally, just purchased from our local grocery store!)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/3 large onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 10 cups chicken broth
  • 4 stalks celery, chopped
  • 5 large carrots, chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 3 cups uncooked noodles of your choice
  • 1 tbsp chopped chives
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice



  1. Saute onion, garlic, celery, carrots & olive oil in a Dutch Oven
  2. Add broth, thyme & bay leaves and bring to a boil
  3. Reduce heat to a simmer and add noodles, cooking until tender
  4. Add chicken, green onion and lemon juice
  5. Season with salt and pepper
  6. Remove bay leaves before serving


Grilled cheese sandwiches help complete this meal!

Keywords: chicken noodle soup