Chicken noodle soup mix in a jar is a must have in your pantry. Perfect for when you’re feeling under the weather or you want to cheer someone else up. I also like giving it as gifts, either as a hostess gift when I’m going to someone’s cottage or as a homemade gift from the kitchen at Christmas time.
What’s Great About Chicken Noodle Soup Mix
- super easy to assemble
- warm, comforting – loved by many
- affordable ingredients
- long lasting
- easy to prepare
- perfect for using leftover chicken or turkey
WHERE CAN I FIND THE INGREDIENTS?
For one stop shopping, I recommend you get the veggies, noodles, seasoning and bouillon powder/cubes used in this soup at a bulk food store. They’ll have the greatest selection.
Definitely check out the noodle section – there are usually some fun varieties. Try stars, alphabets or coloured noodles!
They often also have a selection of jars and baggies if you need them.
HOW CAN I MAKE THIS GLUTEN FREE?
To make this chicken noodle soup mix gluten free see if you can find gluten free noodles like rice, quinoa or bean noodles. Or, replace the noodles with rice or quinoa. You may even want to try this Vegetable Quinoa and Lentil Soup Mix.
WHAT TYPE OF CONTAINERS?
Use recycled jars! You’ll need a pint/2 cup/500ml sized jar for this soup. Old salsa or pickle jars work great. You do not need canning jars, but if that’s what you have, use them! Anything with a tight sealing lid will work.
I found some little pill sized zipper baggies at a dollar store to put my spices in.
As an alternative lay out some plastic wrap, make a pile of spices and wrap tightly. Works just as well without having to find the perfect size baggy. You could also wrap your seasoning in parchment or wax paper.
Bags for Soup Mix:
If you’re shipping these soup mixes, you’ll want to avoid glass jars. I use plastic bags instead of jars when I’m sending my soup mixes. I use non-zip storage bags from the grocery store. If those aren’t a good size, check your local craft supply store for more options. Try not to jostle them too much and seal them tight with a twist tie so your layering will stay in place.
When making soup, there are several options for tasty broth or stock. You can use homemade stock, bouillon powder, bouillon cubes, bouillon paste, canned broth or stock in tetra packs. Which is your favourite? What do you usually use at home? I usually make my own stock or use bouillon paste (I like Better than Bouillon). I only use powdered bouillon when I’m going camping.
There is no right or wrong, just personal preference. But because everyone has their own preference on this matter, I sometimes leave it up to the soup maker to decide what to use. In the recipe instructions I will include soup stock in the Also Needed list. As for how much: I use the amount of water added to the soup. So in this Split Pea Soup Mix I would recommend 5 cups Soup Stock and in the Instructions I would write: Add peas and spices in pot with five cups of stock.
But, if you want this mix to be complete, add the bouillon powder as indicated in the recipe. Double check the ratio of water to powder with your brand of bouillon.
How Long Does this Soup Mix Last?
Dried soup mixes like this, if kept airtight in a dry, cool space, will last for several years. As with any pantry food, it’s best to use and rotate through them within 12 months for best flavour and quality, even if they will be safe for many years.
DO YOU HAVE A PRINTABLE LABEL?
Chicken Noodle Soup Mix
- 1 cup small pasta
- 1 cup dehydrated vegetable mix
- 2 1/2 Tbsp chicken bouillon powder
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- 1/4 tsp thyme
- 1/8 tsp celery seeds
- 1/8 tsp garlic powder
- 1 Tbsp onion flakes
- 1/2 Tbsp parsley
- 1/2 Tbsp chives
- 1/8 tsp hot pepper flakes optional
- In pint size (500 ml) jar, layer pasta and dehydrated vegetables.
- Mix remainder of ingredients in small bowl. Pour herbs and spices on top of final layer. Seal jar.
- Decorate, label and include Cooking Directions.
- Cooking Directions
- Combine entire contents with 6 cups water in large soup pot.
- Bring to boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
- Stir in 3 cups diced, cooked chicken and simmer an additional 5 minutes.
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
Will you be making this soup mix for you or someone else? I’d love to hear them. Just drop me a line. And, if you do make this mix, post a photo on Instagram with #getgettys so I can see it and like it!
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