Bavarian Chicken Noodle Soup


Bavarian Chicken Noodle Soup

Hearty Bavarian Chicken Noodle Delight

In the rich culinary tradition of Bavarian cuisine, we present a delightful adaptation of the classic Mexican Sopa de pollo y fideos. This Bavarian Chicken Noodle Soup combines the comforting flavors of tender chicken, hearty vegetables, and flavorful broth, with the addition of traditional Bavarian herbs and spices. It is a warm and satisfying dish that will transport you to the heart of Bavaria.

Jan Dec

20 minutes

1 hour

1 hour 20 minutes

4 servings


Omnivore, Low-fat, Low-carb, High-protein, Balanced diet

Wheat (egg noodles)

Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Paleo


While the original Mexican Sopa de pollo y fideos features bold and spicy flavors, our Bavarian adaptation incorporates the distinct flavors of Bavarian cuisine. We use traditional Bavarian herbs and spices such as marjoram, caraway seeds, and parsley to infuse the soup with a rich and aromatic taste. Additionally, we replace some of the original ingredients with Bavarian staples like leeks and turnips to add depth and earthiness to the dish. We alse have the original recipe for Sopa de pollo y fideos, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 350 kcal / 1465 KJ
  • Fat (total, saturated): 10g, 3g
  • Carbohydrates (total, sugars): 30g, 5g
  • Protein: 35g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Salt: 2g


  1. 1.
    In a large pot, heat some oil over medium heat. Add the chicken pieces and brown them on all sides. Remove the chicken from the pot and set aside.
  2. 2.
    In the same pot, add the chopped onion, minced garlic, sliced leeks, diced carrots, and cubed turnips. Sauté until the vegetables are slightly softened.
  3. 3.
    Return the chicken to the pot and add the bay leaf, dried marjoram, caraway seeds, chopped parsley, and chicken broth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. 4.
    Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for about 1 hour, or until the chicken is cooked through and tender.
  5. 5.
    Remove the chicken from the pot and shred the meat. Discard the bones and return the shredded chicken to the pot.
  6. 6.
    Add the egg noodles to the pot and cook according to package instructions, usually for about 8-10 minutes.
  7. 7.
    Once the noodles are cooked, taste the soup and adjust the seasoning if needed.
  8. 8.
    Serve the Bavarian Chicken Noodle Soup hot, garnished with fresh parsley.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Chicken — Make sure to remove the skin before cooking to reduce the fat content.
  • Leeks — Rinse the sliced leeks thoroughly to remove any dirt or sand trapped between the layers.
  • Turnips — Peel the turnips before cubing them to ensure a smooth texture in the soup.
  • Egg noodles — Cook the egg noodles separately and add them to the soup just before serving to prevent them from becoming too soft.
  • Fresh parsley — Chop the parsley just before garnishing the soup to retain its vibrant flavor.

Tips & Tricks

  • For a richer flavor, you can use homemade chicken broth instead of store-bought.
  • If you prefer a thicker soup, you can add a tablespoon of flour to the sautéed vegetables before adding the chicken broth.
  • Feel free to add other seasonal vegetables like peas or mushrooms to the soup for added variety.
  • Serve the soup with a side of crusty Bavarian bread for a complete meal.
  • Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days and reheated before serving.

Serving advice

Serve the Bavarian Chicken Noodle Soup in warm bowls, accompanied by freshly baked Bavarian bread. Sprinkle some chopped fresh parsley on top for a pop of color and added freshness. Enjoy this comforting and nourishing soup as a main course for lunch or dinner.

Presentation advice

To enhance the presentation of the Bavarian Chicken Noodle Soup, you can place a small dollop of sour cream or crème fraîche on top of each serving. This will add a creamy element and create an appealing visual contrast. Serve the soup in rustic ceramic bowls for a cozy and traditional Bavarian feel.