The Best Chicken Soup Ever

The Best Chicken Soup Ever


"This soup my Grandmother used to make when we didn't feel well. I have doctored it up a bit."


2 h servings 487 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 487 kcal
  • 24%
  • Fat:
  • 23 g
  • 35%
  • Carbs:
  • 35g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 34 g
  • 68%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 115 mg
  • 38%
  • Sodium:
  • 761 mg
  • 30%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place chicken in a large pot and cover with water. Place celery leaves in pot and bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until chicken is cooked through, 30 to 40 minutes. Remove chicken from pot and place in a bowl until cool enough to handle.
  2. Meanwhile, strain the cooking liquid, discard the celery tops and place the cooking liquid in a large pot. Place celery, carrots, onion, bouillon, soup mix and chicken broth in the pot and let simmer. Season with thyme, poultry seasoning, basil, peppercorns, bay leaves and parsley.
  3. Bone chicken and cut up meat into bite-size pieces. Return meat to pot. Cook until vegetables are tender and flavors are well blended, up to 90 minutes.
  4. Stir pasta into pot and cook 10 to 15 minutes more, until noodles are al dente. Serve hot.
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  1. 229 Ratings


My 4 year old daughter wanted to make chicken soup. Time would not allow us to make my usual crock pot recipe. So, I visited and found this already 5 star rated recipe and it li...

I've made this many times and I love it. I have enhanced/extended it by adding a package of dry Knorr Leek Soup. It makes it a little creamy and adds vegetable content and color. I usually us...

Despite being married and having three children, I never made chicken soup before. I hadn't even so much as bought a whole chicken. But the kids were sick, and with stroke of genious, it hit.....

Can someone tell me how much liquid do I use. This is unclear to me. Also where do I find chicken soup mix, I have no problem finding chicken noodle mix, but not just straight chichen soup mix...

I know it's not quite fair to rate a soup that you have not made as the recipe states...but it was an excellent starting point and for someone who have not made CNS from scratch before I needed ...

This was FANTATIC! I used chicken breasts since we are white meat eaters. I used 32 ounces of chicken stock instead of broth for more flavors and less salt. I've made it twice and just can't for...

I made this soup for my boyfriend who has a cold and it was excellent! I used 4 chicken breasts instead of a whole chicken and since my boyfriend does not like onions I put 3 cloves of finely c...

This recipe turned out well for me with three bone-in chicken breasts. Note she doesn't say how much water to cook the chicken in so the spices and seasonings are all approximate amounts depend...

Awesome soup! This was my first time making homemade chicken noodle soup and it was fantastic. I left out the soup packet and subsituted 1 chicken bouillon cube for the 2 beef bouillon cubes t...