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.
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.
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.
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.
Is Chicken Soup Good for Healthy Weight Loss?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Best Chicken Soup Homemade
- 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)
- Dice all of the veggies and chicken.
- 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!
Doesn’t that sound so good and easy to make?
Thanks so much for dropping by the blog today!
Next up in the Keeping It Cozy Blog Hop is my good friend Laura from Decor to Adore.
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