Under-the-Weather Chicken Soup Recipe: A Hearty & Nutritious Chicken Soup by Donna John

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3 months ago

Under-the-Weather Chicken Soup Recipe: A Hearty & Nutritious Chicken Soup

If you're feeling a little under the weather, or just want a bowl of flavorful chicken soup, here's the perfect recipe. This easy chicken soup recipe is full of nutritious vegetables like broccoli, squash, potatoes, carrots and mushrooms. 

The broccoli florets cook down and become part of the broth, which makes it not only rich tasting, but colorful. You can swap out or add any vegetable you'd like. Green beans, corn, peas, turnips or winter squash would work well. This chicken and vegetable soup recipe is even better the next day.

Have you ever wondered why we turn to chicken soup when we're not feeling well? Chicken soup is an excellent source of vitamins, minerals, proteins and calories we need when we're sick. The broth is also a great way to get fluids and electrolytes into your body, especially if you're having intestinal and stomach issues. 

Feel better and enjoy a bowl of this soup ASAP (sick or not). 

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour and 10 minutes

Servings: 10 to 12


  • 1 whole chicken
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 - 4 ribs celery, chopped
  • 1 crown broccoli florets, cut up
  • 4 - 5 red potatoes, cut into quarters
  • 1 cup sliced carrots 
  • 1 zucchini, sliced
  • 1 yellow squash, sliced
  • 1 package (8 ounces) sliced or whole mushrooms
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons Better Than Bouillon or chicken bouillon granules (I used roasted chicken flavor Better Than Bouillon)
  • Morton Nature's Seasons, to taste (or your favorite seasoned salt)
  • 1 - 2 cups short pasta, optional (I used rotini pasta)
  • parsley flakes (optional)

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Put the chicken, onion and celery into a large soup pot. Cover with water and season with a little salt and pepper. Cook at a gently simmer until chicken is cooked through, about 30 minutes, depending on size of chicken. Remove the chicken to a plate and allow to cool.
  2. Add the broccoli, carrots and potatoes. Cook until potatoes are almost tender, about 15 minutes.
  3. Shred the cooled chicken from the bone and return to the pot. Add the zucchini, yellow squash, mushrooms and bouillon. Season with Nature's Seasonings, to taste. Continue to cook until vegetables are tender, about 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. Add some parsley flakes, for more color, if desired. Taste and add more seasonings, if needed. 

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Elisa Schmitz
This looks absolutely delicious. The perfect chicken soup, whether under the weather or not. Thank you for sharing, Donna John ! #yum
Julie Rose
Amazing chicken soup recipe 😍
I love that you added broccoli. I always forget that it helps make the broth even better...
Donna John
I love how it dissolves into the broth adding flavor. If you have someone who won't eat broccoli, they wouldn't even know it was in there.

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