Vegan Chicken Noodle Soup is definitely a household favorite, and dare I say, necessity. Warm soups like this hit the spot when it is chilly out, but vegan chicken soup is also loved by many when they are sick. Also try some of my other vegan soup recipes, such as Vegan White Bean Soup, Vegan Cabbage Soup, and Instant Pot Vegan Lentil Soup.

It is no surprise that since we are expecting cold weather here in Florida, Daevyd got up first thing in the morning and requested soup. Sometimes I just love for the family to let me know what meal they want me to prepare. It definitely saves me time for brainstorming.

Vegan Chicken Noodle Soup

Vegan Chicken Noodle Soup

So when hubby called to check in on us later that morning, he confirmed that he wanted soup as well. I was contemplating making White Bean Soup or my Broccoli Cheese Soup, when the idea for a vegan chicken noodle soup was born.

A base of onion, garlic, carrots, and celery, along with herbs and spices, make a delicious broth. I add chickpeas as my source of protein, and add any gluten free pasta I have on hand. I used fusilli this time, but have also used broken up spaghetti, penne, and even elbows.

The Benefits Of Chickpeas

I really do love adding chickpeas to so many of my recipes. Chickpeas are great staple to always have on hand, because they are a cheap but complete and versatile nutrition source. 

They have protein, fiber, and complex carbohydrates, and what these three components provide your body with is the fuel to function. All three also help you to get full, and stay full.

Chickpeas’ protein content in particular make it a favorite in plant-based diets, and also is featured heavily in diets where meat is not always eaten everyday, such as Indian and Mediterranean cuisines.

Don’t be afraid of the carbohydrate content of chickpeas, indeed all beans and legumes. They are not simple carbohydrates, similar to sugars, that cause your blood sugar to spike and crash, making you feel drowsy and sluggish.

Complex carbohydrates are in fact essential for your body to run, and you will want to ensure that complex carbs make up the majority of your carb intake. Chickpeas contain resistant starches, meaning that they slow down digestion, lowering the chances of a blood sugar spike. 

As a side note, I hope it goes without saying: if you are diabetic, please consult your doctor, as they know the nuances of your condition and its particular needs.

On top of being a wonderful source of essential macronutrients, chickpeas also contain many B-complex vitamins and important minerals, such as copper, iron, and magnesium.

Vegan Chicken Noodle Soup In A White Bowl

Vegan Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

  • Olive Oil
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Celery
  • Carrots
  • Thyme
  • Coriander
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Turmeric
  • Nutritional Yeast Flakes
  • Chickpeas
  • Coconut Milk
  • Gluten Free Pasta
  • Fresh Parsley

How To Make Vegetarian Chicken Noodle Soup

I decide to make this vegan chicken noodle soup because I knew that Daevyd and my hubby would love it. I knew I had to make it flavorful without using vegetable broth. There are some vegetable broths on the market that I find taste terrible. They end up ruining my dishes.

I prefer to make my own recipe if you want to make your own, check out my Vegetable Broth recipe or just use plain water and your vegan noodle soup will turn out fine.

I used gluten-free pasta. It was al dente after cooking and taste delicious in the recipe. I added turmeric to boost the immune system and to add a lovely color to the soup. I also added a little coconut milk to give the soup a little creamy texture.

This is vegetarian chickpea noodle soup turned out to be flavorful, comforting, addictive and hearty. Daevyd and my hubby were very pleased.

  1. Heat oil in large pot on medium-high heat. Add onion and cook until soft, for about 3 minutes.
  2. Stir in garlic, celery, carrots, thyme, coriander, Italian seasoning, ground turmeric, and yeast flakes, and cook while stirring for 3 minutes.
  3. Add chickpeas, water or vegetable broth, and coconut milk, then bring to a boil.
  4. Stir in pasta and simmer for about 10-15 minutes, or until pasta is cooked. Keep an eye on the pot, as you may need to add an extra cup of water if the level goes low enough where it isn’t covering all the pasta anymore.
  5. Stir in parsley and salt. Try this soup served with a salad of your choice!

Vegan Chicken Noodle Soup

Is Chicken Noodle Soup Healthy?

This vegan chicken noodle soup recipe is full of ingredients that are good for you. It has many vitamins and minerals from the vegetables and chickpeas included, and the broth will help you stay hydrated.

The soothing warmth, the spices, and the nutrition are what make it the quintessential food of choice for those with colds and similar illnesses, or whenever anyone needs to eat very lightly.

What To Add To Chicken Noodle Soup?

This chicken noodle soup recipe is definitely customizable! Add extra herbs and spices, potatoes, other legumes, tofu, soy curls, etc. Anything your heart desires will fit in nicely and add to this recipe.

Other Delicious Vegan Soups To Try

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Nutrition

(Per portion)
  • Energy: 336 kcal / 1404 kJ
  • Fat: 9 g
  • Protein: 15 g
  • Carbs: 50 g

Cooking Time

  • Preparation: 10 min
  • Cooking: 25 min
  • Ready in: 35 min
  • For:
  • 6 servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in large pot on medium-high heat. Add onion and cook until soft, for about 3 minutes.
  2. Stir in garlic, celery, carrots, thyme, coriander, Italian seasoning, ground turmeric, and yeast flakes, and cook while stirring for 3 minutes.
  3. Add chickpeas, water/broth, and coconut milk, then bring to a boil.
  4. Stir in pasta and simmer for about 10-15 minutes, or until pasta is cooked. Keep an eye on the pot, as you may need to add an extra cup of water if the level goes low enough where it isn't covering all the pasta anymore.
  5. Stir in parsley and salt. Try this soup served with a salad of your choice!

Notes

Chickpea Noodle Soup

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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.