The Best Vegan Chicken Noodle Soup!

The Best Vegan Chicken Noodle Soup!

This vegan chicken noodle soup tastes like the real deal, except that it’s vegan and gluten free! You won’t believe how amazing it tastes! It hits the spot on those winter days when fighting a cold or the flu!
Chicken noodle soup just like your mom would have made for you when you were sick, but with no animal ingredients! A savory broth with herbs and turmeric and hearty bites of “chicken” and noodles.


What do you use for the “chicken” substitute?

It’s not real chicken of course! My favorite vegan chicken replacement to use in this soup is Butler Soy Curls! (They are dehydrated soy protein that has a taste and texture that is unbelievably close to chicken when they are re-hydrated in the broth). Soy Curls are also gluten free, which is great for people who avoid gluten.

Sauteing the onion for the vegan chicken noodle soup thehiddenveggies.com
Start by sautéing a diced onion in olive oil on very low heat. Sprinkle it with some salt and let it release it’s juices. Sautéing the onion very slowly gives it a slight sweetness that comes out in the broth.
While the onion is slowly cooking, chop up the celery and carrots. Then toss them in after the onion has become slightly translucent.

Sauting the onions, carrots, and celery for the vegan chicken noodle soup recipe. thehiddenveggies.com
Give it a stir and add the herbs and spices. (If you’re sick, you may want to double the turmeric for the anti-inflammatory effects).

Step 3 - adding the spices to the vegan chiicken noodle soup recipe. thehiddenveggies.com
Then add the water and Not Chick’n broth cubes and let it simmer for about 20 minutes. You can use any vegan chicken flavored broth, but this is my favorite. (Soy curls soak up the broth so reduce the water by 1 cup if you are not using soy curls).

Adding the vegan broth to this vegan chicken noodle souprecipe. thehiddenveggies.com
Once the veggies are soft, add the butler soy curls, stir and simmer for 5 more minutes.

Adding Butler soy curls to the vegan chicken noodle soup recipe. thehiddenveggies.com
Finally, dump in 2 cups of dry noodles of your choice. (I like to use the Schär brand noodles when I make this gluten free.  I found that they hold together the best). Allow the soup to simmer for about 8-10 more minutes until the noodles are just barely cooked, then turn off the heat. (Gluten free noodles will start to fall apart if they are cooked too long).

Adding gluten free noodles to the vegan chicken noodle soup recipe. thehiddenveggies.com
If you like the taste of fresh parsley, chop up a handful and toss it in at the end to give it an added boost of nutrients and a fresh flavor!

Adding fresh parsley at the end of cooking the vegan chicken noodle soup. thehiddenveggies.comAnd you’re done!  You have just made the best vegan chicken noodle soup ever!

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This vegan chicken noodle soup tastes like the real deal, except that it’s vegan and gluten free! You won’t believe how amazing it tastes! It hits the spot on those winter days when fighting a cold or the flu! I haven’t met a person who doesn’t love this soup! thehiddenveggies.com
THE BEST VEGAN CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 
This vegan chicken noodle soup tastes like the real deal, except that it’s vegan and gluten free!
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American, vegan
Servings: 12
Calories: 99 kcal
Author: Monica | The Hidden Veggies
Ingredients
  • 1 TBS olive oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 carrots peeled and chopped into pieces
  • 3 stalks celery washed and chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic peeled and minced
  • 1 TBS poultry seasoning
  • 1 TBS dried parsley
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ¼ tsp ground pepper
  • 11 cups of water
  • 2 Not Chick’n bullion cubes or equivalent vegan chicken flavored broth
  • 1 ½ cup dry Butler soy curls or 3 cups of your favorite vegan chicken substitute
  • 2 cups pasta noodles of choice
  • ¼ cup fresh chopped parsley optional
  • more salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Peel and chop the onion and sauté in the olive oil on low heat and sprinkle with salt.
  2. While the onion is cooking slowly, peel and chop carrots, celery, and garlic.
  3. Add veggies to the pot and give a stir.
  4. Add all of the spices to the veggies and sauté on low for another 3 minutes.
  5. Add water and bullion cubes and increase heat to medium.
  6. Simmer for about 20 minutes until veggies are just barely cooked.
  7. Add soy curls or vegan “chicken” substitute of choice (reduce water by 1 cup if not using soy curls).
  8. Simmer for 5 more minutes, then add pasta.
  9. Simmer for about 8-10 more minutes until the pasta is just barely cooked and then turn off heat. (Pasta will continue to cook slightly while sitting in the hot soup).
  10. Toss in some fresh chopped parsley.
  11. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Recipe Notes
  • If using soy curls, note that they are dehydrated and when added to the soup, they will absorb about 1 cup of broth.
  • If you use a frozen chicken strip product, add it at the time you are sauteing the the carrots and celery. 
  • You may substitute a can of drained and rinsed chick peas if you do not want to use a chicken replacement. 
Nutrition Facts
THE BEST VEGAN CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 99 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Sodium 345mg 14%
Potassium 98mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 2g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 54.2%
Vitamin C 4.7%
Calcium 6.3%
Iron 9.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This vegan chicken noodle soup tastes like the real deal, except that it’s vegan and gluten free! You won’t believe how amazing it tastes! It hits the spot on those winter days when fighting a cold or the flu! I haven’t met a person who doesn’t love this soup! thehiddenveggies.com

Extra tips:

Where can I find Butler Soy Curls?

I used to get mine at a local natural foods store or order them on Amazon. Now, I order them directly from Butler Foods. My family loves soy curls and we go through a lot, so I just buy a huge 12 pound box. This way we have plenty on hand to make vegan soy jerky!

This easy vegan jerky is gluten free, full of flavor, and packed with plant protein! It works great to pack in school lunches or carry along in your bag for a quick and filling snack. Perfect for hiking and backpacking too! thehiddenveggies.com

If I don’t want to use soy curls, what can I use?

There are many different types of vegan “chicken” out there and most will work well in this soup. If you need it to be gluten free, but you also want soy free as well, you can use a package of Beyond Meat chicken strips. If you don’t need to be gluten free, chicken flavored seitan is delicious in this soup!

This vegan chicken noodle soup tastes like the real deal, except that it’s vegan and gluten free! You won’t believe how amazing it tastes! It hits the spot on those winter days when fighting a cold or the flu! I haven’t met a person who doesn’t love this soup! thehiddenveggies.com

What gluten free noodles work best in the soup?

I have tried nearly every brand of gluten free noodles that they make. Different brands are good for different things. In soups, the Schär brand is my favorite. It holds together better than any other gluten free brand that I have tried. You can also use any brand with corn or quinoa in it, they also stay firmer in soups. I would not recommend using brown rice pasta. They get very mushy and fall apart.
*This is not a sponsored post. I am simply recommending the brands that I use and love.

Any other questions?  Ask in the comments below or feel free to email me any time!

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This vegan chicken noodle soup tastes like the real deal, except that it’s vegan and gluten free! You won’t believe how amazing it tastes! It hits the spot on those winter days when fighting a cold or the flu! I haven’t met a person who doesn’t love this soup! thehiddenveggies.comDid you make this soup?

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Want another great soup to eat when you are sick?

Make this Easy Vegan Tom Yum extra spicy and clear out your sinuses!Vegan Tom Yum and Tom Kha Thai Soups are so quick and easy to make! Tom Yum it the spicy broth based soup you get at a Thai restaurant. If you add coconut milk, it is called Tom Kha. It’s vegan and gluten free too!



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