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The Best Recipe for Chicken Soup Homemade

Looking for a super simple, cozy, and delicious dish for winter? Wait until you try this recipe for chicken soup homemade!

When the temperatures dip, I’m all about soup season, aren’t you?

We are huge soup fans here and I make it almost all the time during the colder months.

There are so many different kinds to make, am I right?

THIS recipe for spinach tortellini soup takes minutes to make!

When I’m in the mood for a heartier soup, I make THIS.

And if I want to serve something special to serve a crowd?

THIS recipe for seafood stew is the best there is.

A total crowd-pleaser.

But my family loves my recipe for chicken soup the best.

And it’s my favorite go-to recipe for winter.

Because it’s super easy to make.

Tastes amazing.

You can tweak it by changing up some of the staple ingredients.

And it’s particularly good to serve when someone is not feeling their best.

Wait until you try this recipe for the best chicken soup homemade!

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What Are the Benefits of Chicken Soup?

Chicken soup has lots of health benefits because the broth soothes the body with lots of nutrients, hydration, and warmth.

Packed with vitamins and minerals, chicken broth nourishes people who are ill with common illnesses.

Plus, chicken soup homemade is easy to digest.

So it’s a great overall dish to nurse someone back to good health.

There’s nothing quite like a good cozy bowl of soup to raise the spirits and just make you feel better.

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Is Chicken Soup Healthy For You?

And the answer is…YES!!!

In particular, chicken soup homemade is very healthy dinner idea because it’s made with a nutritious blend of vitamins, minerals, protein, and fiber.

Plus, you can control the salt intake but adjusting the broth and amount of salt used in the recipe.

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Why is Chicken Soup Healing?

Because chicken soup contains protein, it helps make the body stronger while it’s feeling weak.

And it also contains something called “cysteine,” which is an amino acid known for its healing properties.

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Is Chicken Soup Good for Healthy Weight Loss?

YES!

Chicken soup homemade is great for healthy weight loss because you can control the ingredients.

When I’m trying to shed a few pounds, I substitute beans for pasta to increase my protein intake.

And because it has so many other health benefits, chicken soup is a great way to eat healthily and manage weight.

Pouring chicken stock into vegetables on the stovetop to make the Best recipe for chicken soup homemade

What’s the Difference Between Stock and Broth?

They might seem like they are the same thing but are actually slightly different.

  • They can have different ingredients.
  • Stock and broth are used differently.
  • In general, broth can be sipped on it’s own, while stock is used more as a dish base.
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Why I Love This Recipe for Chicken Soup Homemade

This recipe for homemade chicken soup is so easy to prepare that I can make it on the fly with whatever ingredients I have on hand.

I always have the base staples – onions, celery, carrots, garlic, and chicken on hand.

So whipping up a good cozy bowl of chicken soup is a no-brainer.

Adding ditalini to dutch oven with the Best recipe for chicken soup homemade

And I almost never make it the same way twice.

Sometimes, I’ll make a basic chicken soup (recipe below).

But other times, I’ll swap out the pasta for beans for a leaner option.

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Other times, I’ll saute fresh spinach with the other base ingredients to get extra iron in the meal.

Sometimes, I like to make chicken soup homemade with tortellini instead of small pieces of pasta.

But my family loves it best when I keep it simple and make it with alphabet pasta.

Enjoying a spoonful of the Best recipe for chicken soup homemade

Keeping It Cozy Blog Hop

I’m sharing this recipe for homemade chicken soup as part of a cozy winter blog hop hosted by my friend Amber from Follow the Yellow Brick Home.

If you are coming from my good friend Debra’s at Common Ground, welcome!

I’m so glad you are here and hope you enjoy this recipe.

Be sure to check out the end of this post for more cozy winter ideas.

Bon Appetit!

Two bowls of the Best Recipe for Chicken Soup Homemade on granite countertop
Two bowls of the Best Recipe for Chicken Soup Homemade on granite countertop

The Best Chicken Soup Homemade

Stacy Ling
Looking for a super simple, cozy, and delicious dish for winter? Wait until you try this recipe for chicken soup homemade!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people
Calories 794 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 48 Ounce Chicken or Vegetable Broth
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 1 Pound Chicken Breast Boneless, Diced
  • 1 Onion Diced
  • 3 Carrots Diced
  • 3 Celery Diced
  • 1 Clove Garlic Minced
  • 1/2 Pound Small Pasta
  • 1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Pepper
  • Fresh Parsley chopped (optional), (For garnish)
  • Parmesan Cheese Shaved (optional), (For garnish and added flavor)

Instructions
 

  • Dice all of the veggies and chicken.
    Two bowls of the Best Recipe for Chicken Soup Homemade on granite countertop
  • Mince the garlic.
  • Heat extra virgin olive oil over medium-high heat
  • Add the veggies and cook down for about 8 minutes until they are cooked down and soft.
  • Then add the garlic, plus the salt and pepper, mix well, and cook for another 30-60 seconds until the garlic releases its odor.
  • Add the broth and water. Bring to boil.
  • Add uncooked chicken and cook for 10 minutes until the chicken is no longer pink.
  • Then add pasta and cook according to directions.
  • Optional – garnish with shaved parmesan and parsley.
  • Serve immediately. Enjoy!

Notes

Note: You can easily swap out ingredients for this recipe but the soup base is always the same (carrots, celery, onions and garlic).

Nutrition

Serving: 1gramsCalories: 794kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 85gFat: 40gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 23gCholesterol: 292mgSodium: 751mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2g
Keyword Chicken Soup Homemade
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23 Comments

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  2. Stacy,
    This recipe sounds perfect for a cold winter day. I’m pinning and saving for my next grocery trip. So fun doing these hops together.

  3. This soup looks SO good and healthy! I cannot wait for my kitchen to be renovated so I can make this. Pinning!

  4. I love me a good homemade chicken soup. The first time I ever made one it took so long and we had so much of it left over that I haven’t tried it again. Your recipe looks doable and scrumptious. Putting it on my winter must-do’s!

  5. Chicken noodle soup is perfect to enjoy on a cold winter night. Looking forward to trying your recipe very soon.

  6. This looks like the perfect meal for a cold and gloomy winter day Stacy. Thanks for sharing the recipe with all of us.

  7. Now this is my kind of chicken soup and it looks so delicious. I’m like you and love to change up my old standby recipes. Pinning and will be making it soon!

  8. Your soup looks amazing and so delicious. I love having a pot of something yummy on the stove in winter, it definitely adds to the cozy factor. I’m going to try this soon; looks like an easy recipe. Happy weekend, Stacy!

  9. I made a pot of homemade chicken noodle soup last week; it was so yummy. I like to add fresh rosemary sprigs to mine, but I like your idea of adding garlic. Will try that next time. Soup is one of my favorite winter meals, too; so many yummy recipes!

    1. Oh I bet its good with Rosemary! When we have fresh herbs growing here, it’s the best to snip and add to dishes! Thank you! xo

  10. Hi, Stacy, this sounds so delicious! I’m trying to get into making more homemade soups. I noticed that 2 cups of water is listed twice in the ingredients. Is that correct? If so, do you add 4 cups all at once or is it added at separate times? Thanks so much!

  11. Oh man I could use this right now! I have been sick for over a week but I am just slightly getting my appetite back and it looks so good! I always feel better after eating homemade chicken soup. The great thing about your recipe is that I can have it! I have many food allergies including gluten and dairy, so all I have to do is sub the pasta for gf or use beans which I love in soup and omit the cheese.

    I will be making this sometime this week or have my teenage son make it (he’s going into culinary school when he graduates.) We are supposed to have a little more snow so it will be wonderful to enjoy this cozy soup.

    Thanks for joining the hop!

    1. Amber I hope you feel better! It stinks to be sick. This soup will def help you feel better! It’s such a great comfort food! xo

  12. Stacy,
    This looks so delicious! Thanks for the recipe and the healthy hints that make me want to make it often!!