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This Homemade Chicken Soup is made with tender chicken, carrots, onion, potatoes, fresh herbs, and seasonings all in a warm chicken broth. This is the perfect chicken soup on a cold winter’s day. 

This Homemade Chicken Soup is made with tender chicken, carrots, onion, potatoes, fresh herbs, and seasonings all in a warm chicken broth. This is the perfect chicken soup on a cold winter's day. 

There’s nothing better on a cold winter’s day or when you are sick than a big bowl of homemade chicken soup.

My Mom was the “Soup Master” and whenever someone in the family got sick or it was just a cold rainy day, she would whip up a big pot of delicious chicken soup.

My Mom’s chicken soup recipe rarely had noodles but was full of tender chicken, healthy vegetables, and nourishing broth. She focused on the basics…lean protein, vegetables, and broth. This chicken soup is both gluten-free and dairy-free and so good for you!

My son called me from school last week, coughing up a storm and sounding downright terrible. He had obviously come down with a bad cold and his first request as soon as he got home was a big bowl of Mama’s Best Chicken Soup.

This soup is not only ridiculously good but is guaranteed to cure what ails you. This homemade chicken soup is hearty and full of Vitamin C, and after eating many bowls of this chicken soup, I’m happy to report, my son was back to school in no time at all.

Homemade Chicken Soup Ingredients. This Homemade Chicken Soup is made with tender chicken, carrots, onion, potatoes, fresh herbs, and seasonings all in a warm chicken broth. This is the perfect chicken soup on a cold winter's day. 

Homemade Chicken Soup Ingredients:

  • Onionthis is an integral ingredient and gives the chicken soup a base of flavor. It also helps to boost the immune system.
  • Garlicthe flavor enhancer and immune booster all in one! Add more garlic if you are feeling under the weather.
  • Carrotsknown for their vitamin A benefits and add earthy flavor to chicken soup.
  • PotatoesI suggest using yukon gold or yellow potatoes for the creamiest texture.
  • Chickensee below for chicken suggestions but if you want a quicker shortcut, use rotisserie chicken.
  • Chicken Stock or Brothif you want the soup to be extra brothy, add more chicken broth. It is so nourishing!
  • Italian Parsley 
  • Fresh Basil
  • Thyme
  • Salt and Pepper

This Homemade Chicken Soup is made with tender chicken, carrots, onion, potatoes, fresh herbs, and seasonings all in a warm chicken broth. This is the perfect chicken soup on a cold winter's day. 

What chicken should I use in homemade chicken soup?

There are many types of chicken you can use in this homemade chicken vegetable soup recipe. If you want the quickest and easiest version, pick up a rotisserie chicken from Costco. 

For chicken that cooks the fastest and is always tender, use chicken tenders or chicken tenderloins. They are smaller in size than chicken breast so they cook faster and are more tender. 

You can also use boneless skinless chicken breasts and cook it on low and slow.

What types of herbs to add to chicken soup?

Using fresh herbs not only gives this soup a good flavor, but adds many health benefits. You can add fresh basil, fresh Italian parsley, fresh thyme, fresh rosemary, and other French herbs that pair perfectly with poultry.

This Homemade Chicken Soup is made with tender chicken, carrots, onion, potatoes, fresh herbs, and seasonings all in a warm chicken broth. This is the perfect chicken soup on a cold winter's day. 

 

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Mama's Best Chicken Soup

By: Melissa Stadler, Modern Honey
This simple chicken soup using only whole foods and herbs will cure what ails you.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients  

  • 1 teaspoon Olive Oil
  • 1 Onion diced
  • 3 Garlic Cloves diced
  • 3 Carrots peeled and sliced
  • 2 Potatoes peeled and chopped medium
  • 6 cups Chicken Stock
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 1/2 lb. Chicken Tenderloins or Chicken Breasts (or rotisserie chicken)
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Italian Parsley diced
  • 2 teaspoons Fresh Basil diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Thyme
  • *If you like it more on the "brothy" side add 2 more cups of chicken broth

Instructions 

  • In large stock pot, heat oil over medium high heat. Add onion and cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring often. Add carrots and potatoes. Add chicken stock, salt, and pepper and stir. Add chicken tenders and lower heat to low and cover. Let cook for 30-40 minutes or until carrots and onions are tender and chicken is cooked through.
  • Shred chicken and add parsley, basil and thyme. Let cook for 5 more minutes. Taste and season accordingly.

Notes

For a quick and easy chicken soup, use rotisserie chicken.

Nutrition

Calories: 284kcal, Carbohydrates: 22g, Protein: 32g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 79mg, Sodium: 1279mg, Potassium: 1096mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 5240IU, Vitamin C: 15.1mg, Calcium: 50mg, Iron: 3.5mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 284
Keyword: chicken soup
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This Homemade Chicken Soup is made with tender chicken, carrots, onion, potatoes, fresh herbs, and seasonings all in a warm chicken broth. This is the perfect chicken soup on a cold winter's day. 

Grab a warm blanket, a big bowl of this nourishing soup, and serve it with my quick and easy Homemade Bakery French Bread https://www.modernhoney.com/homemade-bakery-french-bread/. Your kids will declare you the best Mom in the entire world, no doubt!

Happy Cooking!


Hi, I'm Melissa Stadler!

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  1. 5 stars
    This soup tastes just like I remember my mom’s soup tasting….the only difference is I think she added some celery. But either way….it is my absolute favorite….especially on a rainy day. There’s nothing better.