Chicken Soup

Chicken Soup

I love making soups! Most soup recipes are very versatile and this one is no exception. I always feel good about serving chicken soup when the kids are sick with a cold. Aside from the healing magic that I believe soup holds, it always warms and comforts.

Chicken Soup
 
An simple, homemade chicken soup recipe, sure to soothe and comfort a cold.
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Ingredients
  • 1 package bone-in chicken breast
  • 2 cups water
  • 2-4 cups chicken broth or homemade broth
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • ½ cup chopped, fresh parsley
  • 2-3 green onions (scallions) chopped
  • ½ tsp celery seed
  • Salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Simmer the chicken and 2 cups of water in a stock pot for a couple of hours on or in a crock pot all day.
  2. Once the chicken is cooked, remove it from the pan, so you just have the broth in a stock pot. Add additional 2-4 cups of broth and bring to a boil.
  3. Turn down the heat to simmer.
  4. Add shredded carrots (these cook really fast)
  5. Pull the cooked meat off the bone (remove skin and any bones), break into bite-sized pieces, and add to the soup.
  6. Stir in celery seed, chopped parsley, and green onions.
  7. Season with salt and pepper. Serve.
Notes
You can use any type of chicken for this recipe - if you like thighs better than breasts or want to use a whole chicken, all will work. Also, you can find my tips for making homemade broth on a previous post.

Most soup recipes are very flexible – use whatever vegetables you have on hand to add different flavors. My favorite way to serve this soup is with fresh biscuits.

Chicken Soup and Biscuits