Classic Chicken Soup Recipe: This Soothing Homemade Chicken Soup Is Just What the Doctor Ordered by Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Who makes homemade chicken soup anymore, right? You will, after you try this super easy chicken soup recipe that your whole family will love. It's so simple, you'll forget about the canned soup version.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour and 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour and 20 minutes
Servings: 6 to 8
For initial chicken preparation:
- 1 whole chicken
- 4 stalks fresh celery, cut up
- 1 large carrot, cut up (or 5 to 6 baby carrots)
- 1/2 of a large onion, cut up
- 1 bay leaf
- salt, pepper and seasonings of your choice
For vegetables to be added into soup:
- 1/2 of a large onion, chopped
- 4 - 6 celery stalks, chopped
- 4 - 6 large carrots, chopped (or as many chopped baby carrots as you like)
- 2 - 3 tablespoons olive oil
Here's how to make it:
In a large stock pot, cover one whole fresh chicken with water. To the pot, add initial celery, carrot, onion, bay leaf, salt, pepper and seasonings. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for about an hour or until chicken is done. Remove chicken from liquid and set aside to cool. De-bone the chicken, tear into bite-sized pieces and put back into liquid.
In a large sauté pan, add 2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil. Add the additional onion, celery and carrots and sauté until al dente, about 6 to 8 minutes. (Feel free to add other vegetables you like, such a broccoli or potatoes.) Add the cooked vegetables to the liquid. That's it. Soup's on!
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