What better way to pack a hot lunch than homemade chicken noodle soup in a thermos?
It’s cozy, inviting, and an easy lunch you pack in less than 5 minutes with leftover soup.
Thermos Chicken Soup
Chicken soup always tastes better the next day, which is why packing it for a thermos lunch is a great idea! Not only do you save time, but it’s a great change of pace from the usual sandwich and wrap.
My homemade crockpot chicken noodle soup recipe yields 6 to 8 servings, so you should have plenty to make for dinner one night with enough for 1 or 2 lunches. Just cook it as directed, serve, and allow the remaining soup to cool down completely before refrigerating.
There are so many ways to fill a thermos container, and you can find some more delicious ideas like this in my lunch-packing guide:
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What to Pack with Thermos Chicken Noodle Soup
To make this a balanced meal, add one or two of these healthy snack ideas to the bag. I’ve also included a video on how to pack hot foods with cold ingredients, so everything stays fresh.
How to Pack Chicken Noodle Soup in a Thermos for Lunch
Now, it’s time to see how to pack this soup and any other recipe so it will still be hot when lunchtime rolls around:
Add enough boiling water to fill the thermos container to the fill-rim. Close. and allow it to sit for 5 minutes before draining.
Meanwhile, add a portion of chicken soup to a microwave-safe dish and microwave until boiling (212F or 100C). It needs to be HOT.
- Pack away
Use oven mitts to transfer the soup into the drained thermos container. Seal and pack the thermos in a lunch bag with desired snacks and an ice pack.
Looking for a good thermos container so you can pack ideas like this without the food going cold? You’ll find some great options in this post.Print