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How To Make The Best Homemade Chicken Soup Recipe

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This recipe is bound to warm your belly and your soul too! Everyone has their own personal twist on this classic and that’s what makes each recipe uniquely delicious.

I think you will enjoy this recipe. It’s loaded with fresh veggies, herbs, and spices. And for an extra punch, I added my favorite pasta – Orzo.

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Orzo is great for Chicken Soup, this pasta is small enough not to be too overpowering in the soup and adds a nice punch of pasta flavor. 

I hope you get to enjoy this warm and hearty chicken soup. Now that we are in the midst of fall and winter is slowly approaching, this soup is the perfect answer for feeding your belly and warming your soul! 

Here are some step-by-step images for you to follow. Enjoy! 

How To Make The Best Homemade Chicken Soup Recipe

How To Make The Best Homemade Chicken Soup Recipe

Ingredients

  • 8 cups Chicken Stock or fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
  • 4 Cups Water
  • Skinless chicken cutlets (You can add as much as you desire)
  • 2 cups sliced carrot
  • 2 cups sliced celery
  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • 1 package soup greens
  • 1 box Orzo pasta
  • 2 Tablespoons chicken bouillon
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

Dice chicken cutlets

Boil chicken in water for about 5 minutes

In another pot, add chicken broth and water and bring to a boil

Add diced vegetables, bouillon, and spices

Bring to boil

Add chicken

Lower heat to medium and continue cooking for about 20 minutes

Add pasta and cook for another 7 minutes until pasta is done

How To Make The Best Homemade Chicken Soup Recipe

I begin by gathering my vegetables. I always like to buy a pre-packaged soup mix because it has the core herbs and a nice assortment of vegetables. Soup mix comes with turnips, assorted herbs, scallions, turnips, and leeksThen I add additional onion, carrots, and celery. You can add any veggies that you like! 

Prep Veggies

I generally use 2-3 containers of chicken broth to get started. 

How To Make The Best Homemade Chicken Soup Recipe

Dice all of the veggies first. I like to cut them into small to medium sizes. 

How To Make The Best Homemade Chicken Soup Recipe

I always like to peel my celery and carrots to remove the damaged outside and get rid of the strings from the celery. 

How To Make The Best Homemade Chicken Soup Recipe
How To Make The Best Homemade Chicken Soup Recipe

I used to use a whole chicken cut up to make my chicken soup but then discovered how much easier it is to buy chicken cutlets instead. I like cutting them up into cubes and boiling them before adding them into the stock. 

How To Make The Best Homemade Chicken Soup Recipe

Boil the chicken for about 5 minutes before adding it to the broth. 

How To Make The Best Homemade Chicken Soup Recipe

I made a rather large pot because we love the leftovers. 

How To Make The Best Homemade Chicken Soup Recipe

Add bouillon to the soup mix – you can use the cubes too, but I prefer the granulated. 

Chicken Boullion

Once the broth is cooking for about 15 minutes add your chicken. 

How To Make The Best Homemade Chicken Soup Recipe

Stir every few minutes. 

How To Make The Best Homemade Chicken Soup Recipe

I love adding Orzo. You can add this the last few minutes of cooking. 

How To Make The Best Homemade Chicken Soup Recipe

And this is the delicious results! 

How To Make The Best Homemade Chicken Soup Recipe

You can see the multitude of veggies and pasta goodness! 

How To Make The Best Homemade Chicken Soup Recipe

Please let me know if you have any questions about this recipe. I hope you get to enjoy it soon. Let me know how much you loved it! 

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30 Comments

  1. We just love chunky chicken soup this time of year. I admire that you cut up the fresh chicken. Your homemade soup looks perfect.

  2. I make a variation on this all the time, and in fact, made it last week. OMG the house smells so darn good with the rich broth on the stove. I made the broth from scratch last week but my pantry is full of shelf-stable broth for other things or for lazy days.

  3. I’m ashamed to say that I am a Jewish woman without a chicken soup recipe to my name. I just don’t cook at all and never have. But even I can recognize that orzo is an intriguing and interesting addition. And I very much enjoyed the photos, which make me quite hungry. Luckily it is almost time for dinner. What will I have? Indian take out.

  4. This sounds perfect. I never considered trying orzo, but now it’s a must! Thank you for sharing (and making my tummy growl!).

  5. Such a comforting dish for the winter months. I’ve never used the packaged soup greens you refer to and will certainly give them a try for this dish. Thanks for the recipe Carolann!
    Kimberly XO

  6. I just printed out the recipe – can’t wait to make it. It’s getting very cold in Connecticut – just about chicken soup weather!

  7. Thank you Sheryl, you will love this soup. Using chicken cutlets makes it so much easier and the soup greens are a perfect addition. Thanks much for stopping by and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    Carolann

  8. Hi Lisa, the Orzo is amazing in this soup. It’s so much nicer than rice. I love the leftovers. We’ve been really enjoying them. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and thanks much for stopping by.

  9. Hi Roz, lol too funny. You will have to make this soup…it’s truly easy and amazing. I love using the chicken cutlets..makes it so much easier than dealing with a whole chicken. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and thanks much for stopping by.

  10. Hi Stacia, yes, that’s the best part. I love using chicken cutlets. It’s so much easier and tastes so much better. Ewwww dead chicken feet..yikes! lol Thanks much for stopping by and have a great Thanksgiving!

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