Healthy & Delicious Chicken Soup Recipe!

Here’s a perfect chicken soup recipe and this classic soup is exactly what you need!
Here’s a perfect chicken soup recipe and this classic soup is exactly what you need!

Chicken soup is one of the easiest soups to make. It cures the common cold – the warm broth soothes a sore throat and the anti-inflammatory properties in the broth have been known to reduce congestion. Plus it just makes you feel GOOD.

Here’s a perfect chicken soup recipe and this classic soup is exactly what you need, whether to soothe a cold or just to warm your bones—flavorful yet clean, and satisfying!

Chicken Soup
Chicken Soup
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 3 chicken thighs boneless, skinless
  • 32 ounces chicken stock
  • 4 cups water
  • Salt
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 2-3 large carrots peeled and sliced into bite sized pieces
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 32 ounces chicken broth or stock
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
Chicken Soup
Chicken Soup

First, cook the chicken. In a large soup pot, bring 32 ounces of chicken stock and 4 cups of water to a boil. Add a couple teaspoons of salt and the chicken. You can cut the breasts in half if you want them to cook a little faster. Cover slightly (leave pot lid open so steam can escape) and turn heat to medium (or a little lower depending on your stove – you want it bubbling a little, but not so much that it overflows).

Continue to cook until chicken is tender and cooked through and shreds easily; 20-30 minutes, or up to one hour. The longer it cooks, the more tender the chicken.

Remove chicken from the pot and shred or cut into large, bite sized pieces with two forks. Pour the leftover stock through a strainer into a large bowl. Set both aside.

Return the empty pot to the stove over medium heat. Add a tablespoon of olive oil or butter and the chopped onion and carrots. You can also add some diced celery if desired. Season with a pinch of salt and cook, stirring frequently until they start to become tender; about 4 minutes. (Moong Dal and Carrot Soup: Most Effective Weight Loss Recipe!)

Stir in minced garlic, thyme, oregano and bay leaves and cook for about a minute. Pour in leftover chicken stock and 32 ounces more chicken broth or stock and the chicken. Bring to a boil. over, reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes. Carefully taste (it will be very hot!) and add salt as desired.

Stir in fresh chopped parsley and serve hot.

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