Easy Savory Chicken Soup Recipe Really Does Feed the Soul (30-Second Video) by Elisa Schmitz

Poultry Soups Dinner
a year ago

Who makes homemade chicken soup anymore, right? You will after you check out this super easy chicken soup recipe that your entire family will love!

This easy soup recipe the perfect comfort food all year long, especially when someone in your family is feeling under the weather. Serve with hot bread or rolls.

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 1/2 hours
Total Time: 1 hour and 45 minutes

Servings: 6 to 8


  • 1 whole, fresh chicken
  • 7 - 9 celery stalks (divided)
  • 5 - 7 carrots (divided)
  • 1 large onion (divided)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • seasonings, dried herbs or fresh herbs (your choice)
  • olive oil

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Cover a whole, fresh chicken with water in a large stock pot. Add 3 stalks of celery, 1 carrot, 1 bay leaf, half of a large onion cut in slices, salt, pepper and seasonings of your choice. Bring chicken to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for about 1 hour or until done. Remove chicken from liquid and set aside to cool.
  2. De-bone the chicken and tear into bite-sized pieces. Return pieces to the liquid.
  3. Chop half an onion, 4 to 6 celery stalks and 4 to 6 carrots. Sauté in olive oil until al dente.
  4. Add cooked veggies to the pot. Stir all ingredients together. Serve.

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Ann Marie Patitucci
Looks delicious! I LOVE homemade chicken soup; I was craving it recently when I was sick.
Elisa Schmitz
Thank you, Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead ! There's nothing better than chicken soup when you're sick. I make it even when I'm not sick, it's that good! Hope you're feeling better.
Homemade chicken soup is the best...

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