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Chunky Chicken Soup Recipe

Updated on April 22, 2011

Chunky Chicken Soup (Serves 6).


1 1/2 lbs chopped boneless skinless chicken breasts

4 cups water

1/2 cup diced onion

1/2 cup diced celery (optional)

2 large sliced carrots

1 teaspoon of salt.

1/2 teaspoon of pepper

1/4 teaspoon thyme

1/4 teaspoon of sage

1/3 cup parsley (flakes or or fresh parsley)




Cook chicken in enough water to cover, on the stove or in the microwave.

Drain chicken and place in water and bring to a boil. When you reach boiling point, turn the stove down to simmer for 10 minutes.

While you wait for the water to boil, sauté the vegetables. Carefully- stir them often so they don't overcook.

Liven up this chicken soup with vegetables and herbs, adding them to the simmering water. Simmer for 20 additional minutes.

This soup improves overnight and heats up quickly.

If the soup needs thickening blend a tablespoon of cornflour with milk, and stir into the soup. Bring back to the boil and the stir until thickened, then serve with French Bread and butter.

(Optionally add a drizzle of fresh cream over the surface of the soup in a spiral shape).

This is one of my favourite chicken soup recipes, and one which I made for my mother when she was ill recently. She loved it and has since asked me make it again for her. The consistency is thick, but at the same time chunky rather than blended. I highly recommend this recipe


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    • mistyhorizon2003 profile imageAUTHOR

      Cindy Lawson 

      6 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      Thanks Marcy, I am sure you will love it, very warming food :)

    • Marcy Goodfleisch profile image

      Marcy Goodfleisch 

      6 years ago from Planet Earth

      I just stumbled on your recipe here - I love chicken soup, and it caught my eye! It sounds delicious - I will come back to it when I indulge in making a pot, very soon! Voted up and useful.

    • mistyhorizon2003 profile imageAUTHOR

      Cindy Lawson 

      9 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      Thanks DarleneMarie, I hope you give the recipe a try, it is lovely :)

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      9 years ago from USA

      Chicken is my favorite and your soup looks really looks great Misty!

    • mistyhorizon2003 profile imageAUTHOR

      Cindy Lawson 

      9 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      Thanks guys for all your comments.

      Good tip Rodney thanks :)

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      Rodney Fagan 

      9 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City

      Nice one Misty, I would have saved the chicken water and put it in a conatainer or ice cube tray. Freeze it and you will have frozen chicken stock.

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      9 years ago from Arizona


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      Madison Parker 

      9 years ago from California

      Misty, I think we're all in a comfort food mood, he he!

      Sounds like a great recipe, thanks for sharing. No reason to buy the canned stuff when home made really isn't that much trouble! And more healthy.

    • mistyhorizon2003 profile imageAUTHOR

      Cindy Lawson 

      9 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      Leave it with me B.T. I shall see what I can rustle up :)

    • B.T. Evilpants profile image

      B.T. Evilpants 

      9 years ago from Hell, MI

      That was awesome! What's for dessert?

    • mistyhorizon2003 profile imageAUTHOR

      Cindy Lawson 

      9 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      Thanks Moon Daisy, it really is well worth having as it is delicious. Thanks for commenting on the recipe.

      Thanks Ashwin. The picture was not one of the soups I personally made, but is to the same recipe and it truly does taste great believe me.

      Thanks for commenting here and hope you enjoy the Bean recipe when you get to try it out.

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      9 years ago from Lion City ( Singapore)

      Good Morning.That's a really delicious looking bowl of soup you have there in the picture Miss Cindy. Was that done by you? I love chicken and any kind of food that has chicken in it. I still have not tried your beans recipe yet. Once i get a weekend off, I will try them out. Thanks for sharing Miss Cindy Love you so much.


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      Moon Daisy 

      9 years ago from London

      Sounds like a nice, comforting recipe. My daughter loves chicken soup, and I'm sure she'll really like this chunky recipe. Thanks!


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