Homemade Chicken Soup

Homemade Chicken Soup

Nothing says comfort like Homemade Chicken Soup. It is a great meal to cook during the colder months of the year. At the end of a long cold day it makes a nice hot meal that can warm your heart, fill you up, and soothe your soul.

A Soothing Dish to Settle the Stomach

Chicken soup is also a great dish to have when you are feeling unwell and need something soothing to settle your stomach. It is a traditional dish to eat when you need to lift your spirits and stay nourished when your appetite is not at its best. It has brought comfort to many people during challenging times and I hope it will do the same for you.

A Classic Recipe

Homemade chicken soup is a classic recipe but it can be made in a variety of ways depending on your family recipe or the ingredients you prefer to incorporate. I include potatoes and noodles in my chicken soup so it makes a nutritious and filling meal. Parsley also gives it a little extra flavor and color to make it even more appetizing. Do you have a family recipe for homemade chicken soup? If so, leave me a comment below. I would love to know what combinations of ingredients you use.

You can also try cooking this recipe after the Thanksgiving holiday with your leftovers. Simply skip the process of pre-cooking the chicken and substitute it for your leftover turkey.

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Homemade Chicken Soup
Homemade Chicken Soup
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Course
Course Soups
Cuisine
Cuisine American
Prep Time
15 minutes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time
2-3 hours
Cook Time 2-3 hours
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Ingredients
Course
Course Soups
Cuisine
Cuisine American
Prep Time
15 minutes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time
2-3 hours
Cook Time 2-3 hours
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Ingredients
Homemade Chicken Soup
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Instructions
  1. Start with a 3-4 lb roasting chicken. You can bake it and serve it for dinner 1 or 2 nights before.
  2. Place remains of the chicken in a large pot and cover with water (4 cups or more, as needed)
  3. Add chicken broth and boil for 1 hour or until chicken meat is soft and falling off the bones.
  4. (Skim the broth every 10-15 minutes to remove froth and extra fat)
  5. Add carrots, onions, celery, garlic, parsley, and potatoes
  6. Continue to simmer on low for 1-2 hours to allow flavors to blend
  7. Add noodles about 20 minutes before serving
Recipe Notes

Nutrition information per serving: 101 calories; 0 grams fat; 0 grams saturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 66 mg sodium; 22 grams carbohydrate; 3 grams dietary fiber; 3 grams protein (values are approximate).

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